We’re providing educational opportunities to Cherokee students so that they can reach their full potential.

“The education landscape is evolving, and CNF is finding innovative ways to help students prepare for their future.”
– Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.

Last year, CNF served more than 5,000 students with a variety of programs and awarded nearly $228,000 in scholarships.

“We’re grateful for our generous supporters who share our passion for education and commitment to Cherokee students.”
– Janice Randall, CNF Executive Director.

Providing educational opportunities to Cherokee students so that they can reach their full potential.

Providing educational opportunities to Cherokee students so that they can reach their full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply for a scholarship?
Applications open Nov. 1 and close Jan. 31.
Can I still receive CNF scholarships if I receive the Cherokee Nation College Resources (CNCR) Undergraduate scholarship?
Yes, you can still apply for CNF scholarships if you are receiving funding from CNCR and other organizations.
How do I apply for CNF scholarships?
Please visit cherokeenation.academicworks.com and sign up to begin the online application.
Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes, you can apply for all the recommended opportunities on your account.
When will I know if I received a scholarship?
The exact date of notification varies, but notifications go out no later than April 1.

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Latest News

Cherokee Nation Foundation opens scholarship opportunities for 2023-24 academic year

The Cherokee Nation Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-24 academic year. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2023.

Four new scholarships have been added to CNF’s impressive list of more than 30 specialized, competitive awards, providing additional support for students from various backgrounds and areas of study.