Education Services

918-453-5000 ext. 5341
education@cherokee.org
17675 S. Muskogee Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464

The Teachers of Successful Students (T.O.S.S.) Institute June 3-4, 2020, has been canceled.

All Cherokee Nation Scholarships, the deadline has been extended to June 26, 2020.

Camp Cherokee day camp scheduled for July 27-30 and residential camp scheduled for July 26-31 has been canceled.

College Resources

Concurrent Enrollment Scholarships

High school students who are concurrently enrolled and receiving college credit may apply for the concurrent scholarship offered by the Cherokee Nation College Resource Center.

Concurrent education scholarships are offered to citizens of the Cherokee Nation who are high school juniors or seniors and are taking required general education courses, at a college or university, while still in high school. Tribal citizens must also have permanent residence within the Cherokee Nation or contiguous areas. Residency restrictions apply, see the complete map under the “Downloads” section. No private or proprietary institutions qualify.

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarships

The Cherokee Nation recognizes and awards scholarship funds to Cherokee Nation citizens who are named Valedictorian/Salutatorian for their graduating high school class. High schools located within the Cherokee Nation scholarship service area and contiguous counties are eligible.

Higher Education Scholarships, Undergraduate and Graduate

Citizens of the Cherokee Nation actively pursuing a higher education degree may apply to receive educational scholarships payable directly to an accredited college or university. Some scholarships may have restrictions, such as students with multiple tribal lineages may only receive assistance from one tribe.  Students must be working towards an Associates in Arts or Science, Associates of Applied Science in Nursing ONLY, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degrees. Students may receive assistance with one Associates Degree, one Bachelor’s Degree, one Master’s Degree, and one Doctorate Degree.

Please click on the appropriate program to view more information, under the “Downloads” section.

Applications will be accepted during these enrollment periods: due by 4:59 pm Central Time

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

APPLIES TO

APPLICATION OPENS

DEADLINE

Concurrent Enrollment (Fall 2020)

Fall 2020 semester

March 1, 2020

June 26, 2020

Valedictorian & Salutatorian (Class 2020)

Class of 2020

March 1, 2020

June 26, 2020

Undergraduate

School year 2020-21

March 1, 2020

June 26, 2020

Graduate

School year 2020-21

March 1, 2020

June 26, 2020

*If the deadline falls on Saturday or Sunday, the application will be available until 11:59 pm CST the next business day (Monday)

Cherokee Nation Stole Program

The Cherokee Nation rewards students striving to complete continuing education goals and academic success. The Stole Program is available to graduating college students who are Cherokee Nation citizens. The program offers the opportunity to receive graduation stoles for one Associate (Art, Science or Applied Science–Nursing), Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral Degree.

See Downloads section below for the application.

To reach the Cherokee Nation College Resource Center, call 800-256-0671, ext. 5465, or email collegeresources@cherokee.org

Resource Links:

Apply for FAFSA - https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

7 Easy Steps to FAFSA - https://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/index.html

Feel free to email or call your advisor (assigned by last name unless noted).  
A-D Monica Flynn monica-flynn@cherokee.org 918-453-5000 x7054
E-K Kakiley Workman kakiley-workman@cherokee.org 918-453-5000 x5465
L-R Laney Ford laney-ford@cherokee.org 918-453-5000 x7386
S-Z Blaise Glory blaise-glory@cherokee.org 918-453-5000 x7465
Concurrent Brenda Butler brenda-butler@cherokee.org 918-207-3948
VS or DS Natalie Smith natalie-smith@cherokee.org 918-453-5322

Downloads

  • College Resources Scholarship Information
    Information and deadlines regarding College Resources scholarships.
  • Non-Profit Organizations List
    This list was compiled to help students find those community service opportunities through a Non-Profit organization for their Cherokee Nation Scholarship commitment.
  • Parent/Counselor Sample Letters-Concurrent Enrollment
    Sample approval letters for students that are wanting to participate in concurrent enrollment. This letter is to be completed by the parent and/or school.
  • Scholarship Programs CDC COVID-19 Verification Spring 2020
    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions, there is an alternative to the 20 hours of Community Service for the Spring 2020 semester.
  • Service Area Map
    Higher Education service area map.
  • Substitute W-9
    Cherokee Nation Substitute W-9 Form - Request For Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
  • The Scholarship Coach - Vol. 5
    The Scholarship Coach is run by Scholarship America on U.S. News and World Report’s website for the purpose of educating students and parents about scholarships