Education Services

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

Higher Education

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. Residency restrictions apply.

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

Applications will be accepted during these enrollment periods: due by 11:59 pm Central Time

Application can be found at https://scholarships.cherokee.org

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

APPLIES TO

APPLICATION OPENS

DEADLINE

Undergraduate

School year 2022-23

March 1, 2022

*June 15, 2022

Graduate

School year 2022-23

March 1, 2022

*June 15, 2022

Stole Program

Spring 2021 Commencement

March1, 2021

April 30, 2021 (mailing)

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

Cherokee Nation Stole Program

The Cherokee Nation College Resource Center rewards students striving to complete continuing education goals and academic success. The Stole program is available for college students who are currently graduating and are Cherokee Nation citizens. The program offers the opportunity to receive graduation stoles for one Associate (Art, Science or Applied Science –Nursing), Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral Degree. Under this program citizens will receive one graduation stole per degree level.

Students graduating from high school, vocational programs or proprietary schools are not eligible.

The student is responsible for obtaining permission from the college/university to wear the stole during commencement. Application should be submitted at the beginning of the final semester.

Upon receipt of a complete application packet, the stole will be sent via U.S. Mail to the address listed on the application or stoles may be picked up in the College Resource Center office.

See downloads section below for the paper application.

Applications will be accepted during these periods:

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

APPLIES TO

APPLICATION OPENS

DEADLINE

Stole Program

Spring Commencement

March 1

April 30

Stole Program

Fall Commencement

October 1

November 30

Resource Links:

Feel free to email or call your advisor (assigned by last name unless noted).
A-D Shayna Macias shayna-macias@cherokee.org 918-453-5000 x7054
E-K Kakiley Workman kakiley-workman@cherokee.org 918-453-5000 x5308
L-R Kaitlin Napier kaitlin-napier@cherokee.org 918-453-5000 x7386
S-Z Blaise Glory blaise-glory@cherokee.org 918-453-5000 x7465
VS Chrissy Marsh chrissy-marsh@cherokee.org 918-453-5000 x3841

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

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