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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 pottery. Three pictures of artwork must be submitted with application.

  • At Large Tribal Council Award - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation citizen, be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, reside outside the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area, and be enrolled full time in a four-year, postsecondary institution. This is a one-year scholarship.

  • Audie Baker Memorial Scholarship - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation citizen and an undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in special education at Northeastern State University. This is a one-time scholarship; the award will be given in the fall semester.

  • Bill Rabbit Legacy Art Scholarship - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation or United Keetoowah Band citizen; reside inside the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area; be enrolled in an accredited four-year, postsecondary institution pursuing a degree in fine arts or art education (drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, traditional beadwork & textiles); have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and submit three pictures of artwork for review. This is a renewable scholarship.

  • Brent & Janees Taylor, RSU College of Business Scholarship - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation citizen, reside in Rogers or Mayes County, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be an undergraduate student majoring in business at Rogers State University. This is a one-time scholarship given in the fall semester.

  • Carl Albert State College Scholarship - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation citizen enrolled at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw, OK, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and reside in Adair or Sequoyah County. This is a one-time scholarship given in the fall semester.

  • Cherokee Nation Businesses Scholarship - Available to Cherokee Nation citizens who are pursuing higher education in a specific study area aimed at strengthening Cherokee Nation Businesses. Applicants must be enrolled full time and accepted into a professional, master’s, or upper level bachelor’s program or school with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Approved areas of study are accounting, finance, engineering (biomedical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical), corporate law, marketing and mass communications. This is a renewable scholarship.

  • Harold “Jiggs” Phillips Scholarship - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation citizen, be a graduating high school senior of an Adair County high school (Cave Springs, Stilwell, Watts or Westville), have a minimum 3.0 GPA and enroll in a higher education institution the semester immediately following receipt of this scholarship award. This is a one-year scholarship.

  • HP Engineering Inc. Scholarship - Applicant must be an enrolled citizen of Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians or United Keetoowah Band. Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has a declared major in an ABET-accredited engineering program and been accepted as either an electrical or mechanical engineering major. Applicant needs to have completed at least sixty (60) credit hours or be an enrolled junior, senior, master’s or terminal doctor student and agree to a two-day job shadowing experience (one day fall/one day spring) at HP Engineering Inc. offices located in Tulsa, OK, and Rogers, AR. This is a one-year scholarship.

  • James R. Upton Memorial Scholarship - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation citizen and a graduating high school senior from Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, OK, with a minimum 2.0 GPA enrolling in a higher education institution the semester immediately following the receipt of this scholarship award. This is a one-time scholarship; the award will be given in the fall semester.

  • Kenneth Comer Scholarship - Applicant must be a graduate, postsecondary student with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in psychology or counseling psychology at Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University or the University of Oklahoma in order to become a licensed professional counselor or licensed drug and alcohol counselor. If the student is enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, he/she may serve as an intern at the Oklahoma Association on Problem and Compulsive Gambling (OAPCG) office in Norman. OAPCG will pay for the certification of Problem Gambling Counselor. This is a one-year scholarship.

  • Oklahoma State University/Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarship - Applicant must be a current full-time student or graduating high school senior who has been accepted to Oklahoma State University. This award is renewable up to five years as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA, is in good standing with the university and is in pursuit of only one degree. Applicant must upload a letter of reference.

  • Perruzi Family Scholarship - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation citizen, be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, reside inside the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area and be enrolled full time in a four-year, postsecondary institution. This is a one-year scholarship.

  • Sequoyah High School Alumni Scholarship - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation citizen, be a graduating high school senior of Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, OK, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and enroll in a higher education institution the semester immediately following receipt of this scholarship award. This is a one-year scholarship.

  • Susan B. Agnew Leoser Scholarship - Applicant must be a Cherokee Nation citizen residing outside the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional are and be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student with a minimum 2.0 GPA attending a junior college, community college or technical school. Preference is given to students showing a history of volunteer service. This is a one-year scholarship.

  • University of Tulsa/Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarship -Applicant must be a current full-time student or graduating high school senior who has been accepted to the University of Tulsa. This award is renewable up to five years as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA, is in good standing with the university and is in pursuit of only one degree. Applicant must upload a letter of reference.

The Cherokee Nation Foundation has also established endowments at Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa

  • Tuesday, October 31 +

    ACT Prep Class at Carl Albert State College – Sallisaw Campus
    1601 S Opdyke St, Sallisaw, OK 74955
    Room 8127 - 1st floor, back building
    4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 2 +

    ACT Prep Class at Northeast Technology Center – Pryor Campus
    6195 W. Highway 20, Pryor, OK 74361
    Administration Building
    4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 3 +

    DEADLINE to register for National December ACT test
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