The purpose of the competitive Cherokee Directed Studies Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing higher education in a specific study area and is aimed at strengthening the Cherokee Nation government and economy.
Must be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation
Must be a resident of the fourteen-county jurisdictional area or contiguous counties
Must be a full-time student
Must be accepted in a Professional or Master Program/School
Medical Field Degrees are encouraged to apply for Indian Health Services Scholarship
Must submit official transcripts at the end of each semester
Must maintain a 2.5 GPA once accepted to Directed Studies Scholarship Program
Must sign a contract to work for Cherokee Nation after graduation
Applicant’s Field of Study Meets the Need of the Cherokee Nation
Academic Performance (Transcripts)
Undergrad GPA of 3.0
Standardized Test Performance (ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, etc)
Involvement and Leadership in a Tribal Community
Leadership and Excellence in Extra-Curricular Activities
Preference will be given to speakers of the Cherokee language
Students Accepted in Master Level Program pursuing one of the Accepted Degrees for that semester
Required Equipment (No Computers, iPads, PDA)
Room/Board Allowance (OU Housing)
Pre-Test, Post-Test, License Fees
Accepted Degrees for Fall 2013:
Medicine, M.D./D.O. (Physician, Family Practice, Pediatric, Internal Medicine)
You must be accepted into a program and be pursuing one of the degrees listed above for the Fall 2013 semester. Cherokee Nation Employees are not eligible to apply. Download and print out the application from the box below. TURN IN THE COMPLETED PAPER APPLICATION by the DEADLINE of MAY 31, 2013 at 5:00PM.
You may hand deliver or mail the application in. If mailed, the application must be postmarked by May 31, 2013. The application should be sent by certified mail to ensure that we receive it. Please make sure that all documents are turned in or your application will not be reviewed by committee.
For further information please email email@example.com or call 918-453-5000 ext. 5998. You may also call 918-316-4865.