Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, satellite offices, and health centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency department as well as other Cherokee Nation emergency services will remain open.

Education Services

918-453-5000 ext. 5341
17675 S. Muskogee Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464

Higher Education

Undergraduate Scholarship
Scholarship program for registered Cherokee citizens working toward their first Associate of Arts or Associate of Science or toward a Bachelor’s degree. Associate of Applied Science (Nursing) may be eligible. Must apply for the federal PELL grant at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Applicants living outside the Cherokee Nation Reservation or Contiguous area (see map on reverse side) must be eligible for the federal PELL grant. Proprietary institutions are not eligible.

Graduate Scholarship
Scholarship program for registered Cherokee citizens seeking their first Masters or Doctorate degree. Applicants living outside the Cherokee Nation Reservation or Contiguous area are not eligible. Proprietary institutions are not eligible.

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. Applications should be submitted at the beginning of the final semester.

  • 2023/2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship
    • Application opens March 1, 2023 and closes June 15, 2023*
    • Applications can be submitted via the Gadugi Portal.
  • Stole Program for the Fall 2022 Commencement

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

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


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