Education Services

ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎢᏗᏓᏛᏁᏗ

ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ

Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship
Scholarship program for registered Cherokee citizens who are high school juniors or seniors who are taking required general education courses at a college or university while still in high school. Applicants living outside the Cherokee Nation Reservation or Contiguous area (see map on reverse side) are not eligible. Private and proprietary institutions are not eligible. 

Chief and Deputy Chief Honor Awards
A one-time scholarship program for registered Cherokee citizens who are high school seniors who have been named as the Valedictorian or Salutatorian or a rank of 1 or 2 at a public school. Must have a 3.5 GPA or above. Residency restrictions apply, see the map on the reverse side for the service area. Private schools are not eligible.

Honor Cord
The Cherokee Nation College Resource Center Honor Cord is available for current registered Cherokee Nation graduating high school seniors. Students are eligible for an honor cord once per lifetime. Honor cords are provided to recognize Cherokee Nation citizens at high school graduation ceremonies. The application can be found in the Downloads section. Applications need to be submitted to collegeresources@cherokee.org.  

For more information regarding concurrent enrollment please email concurrentenrollment@cherokee.org or call 800-256-0671, ext 3948.

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

  • Concurrent Enrollment for the Fall 2023 semester
    • Application opens March 1, 2023 and closes June 30, 2023*
    • Applications can be submitted via the Gadugi Portal.
  • Valedictorian & Salutatorian for the Class of 2024
    • Application opens March 1, 2024 and closes March 31, 2024*
    • Applications can be submitted via the Gadugi Portal.

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

Downloads

  • Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship
    The Cherokee Nation College Resource Center provides scholarships and services for high school students preparing for a college degree.
  • High School Honor Cord
    The Cherokee Nation College Resource Center Honor Cord is available for current registered Cherokee Nation graduating high school seniors.
  • 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.
  • Service Area Map
    Higher Education service area map.
  • Substitute W-9
    Cherokee Nation Substitute W-9 Form - Request For Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
  • Valedictorian & Salutatorian Scholarships
    Information regarding the Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships program.