Education Services

Respond, Recover and Rebuild Education Initiative

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Cherokee Nation offering these grants?

The Cherokee Nation announced as part of its Respond, Recover, Rebuild spending plan, $40 million is being earmarked for Education initiatives to help Cherokee families ease the impact of COVID-19.

Where can I find the applications?

Application is located at:

Or visit and click on RRR Education Initiative.

Is there a number to call for questions?

(918) 453-5088

Is there a deadline to apply?

Yes, the deadline has been extended from Aug. 7 to now Friday, Aug. 14.

Ages and citizenship requirements for eligibility.

Children between the ages of five (5) and eighteen (18) years of age on or between the dates of July 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 are eligible.

Tech stipend and clothing grant require the child to be a card-carrying Cherokee Nation citizen by July 13. Parents applying on behalf of their children must enter each child’s citizenship number on the application.

If I have more than one child can I include them all in one application?

Yes. Just look for the green + sign in the application, which adds additional fields to enter more children’s names. (Must include each child’s individual Cherokee Nation citizenship card.)

Can a concurrent enrollment student 18 or younger receive all grant funding ($750 scholarship, $400 Education Technology and $150 school clothing)?

No, concurrent enrollment students in the Cherokee Nation are eligible for the clothing program, but will only be eligible for one of the technology scholarships. Concurrent enrollment students that applied for the Cherokee Nation Higher Education scholarship are automatically eligible to receive the $750 scholarship. If the concurrent enrollment student did not apply for the Higher Education Scholarship, then he/she can apply and receive the $400 Technology grant.