GET THE SCHOLARSHIP HELP YOU NEED
The Cherokee Nation Foundation offers a diverse range of scholarships to help reverse the trend of rising student debt. The following scholarships are available:
- Anna Belle Mitchell Memorial Scholarship - Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate or community member who is currently pursuing professional development in traditional Cherokee pottery techniques and must submit 3 pictures of work for review.
- Audie Baker Memorial Scholarship - Student must be a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in special education at Northeastern State University.
- Bill Rabbit Legacy Art Scholarship - Student must be a graduating high school senior, undergraduate or graduate. Student must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year postsecondary institution pursuing a degree in fine art (drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, traditional beadwork & textiles) and submit pictures of 3 works for review. The scholarship is renewable up to 4 years as long as student maintains GPA and remains in good standing with college/university.
- Brent & Janees Taylor, RSU College of Business Scholarship - Student must reside in Rogers or Mayes County and be an undergraduate student majoring in business at Rogers State University.
- Cherokee Nation At-Large Tribal Council Scholarship - Student must be a graduating high school senior, reside outside of the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area and be currently enrolled at a 4-year postsecondary institution. This is a one-year scholarship.
- Cherokee Nation Businesses Scholarship - Student must be enrolled full time and accepted into a professional, master's or upper level bachelor’s program or school and have an approved degree plan on file; may complete at least one paid internship with Cherokee Nation Businesses; and sign a contract to be willing to work for Cherokee Nation Businesses after graduation.
- Harold “Jiggs” Phillips Scholarship - Student must be a current graduate of an Adair County, Oklahoma, high school (Cave Springs, Stilwell, Watts, Westville) and will enroll in a higher education institution the semester immediately following receipt of this scholarship award.
- HP Engineering Inc. Scholarship - Student must be a citizen of Cherokee Nation, enrolled in a 4-year college or university with an accredited ABET program, have a declared major of electrical or mechanical engineering. This is a one-year scholarship.
- James R. Upton Memorial Scholarship - Student must be a current graduate of Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and be enrolled in a higher education institution the semester immediately following receipt of the scholarship award. This is a one-year scholarship.
- John Shurr Journalism Scholarship - Student must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has been accepted in an accredited journalism or mass communications degree program, submit an essay on journalism career goals, provide 2 samples of writing (published preferred) and be willing to complete an 8-week paid summer internship with The Cherokee Phoenix newspaper in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This is a one-year scholarship.
- Kenneth Comer Scholarship - Applicant must be a graduate, post-secondary student majoring in psychology or counseling psychology in order to become a licensed professional counselor or licensed drug and alcohol counselor. The scholarship is payable per semester for tuition as long as student is in a counseling program.
The Cherokee Nation Foundation has also established endowments at Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa