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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 cycle/application opens November 1st and closes January 31st. The following scholarships are available:

  • Anna Belle Mitchell Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate student or community member currently pursuing pottery. Three pictures of artwork must be included with application for consideration. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens.

  • Audie Baker Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in special education at Northeastern State University with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship awarded in the fall semester, reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens.

  • Bill Rabbit Legacy Art Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited, four-year, postsecondary institution pursuing a degree in fine arts or art education with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Accepted focuses include drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, traditional beadwork and textiles. Three pictures of artwork must be included with application for consideration. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah Band citizens residing within the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area.

  • Brent & Janees Taylor RSU Business Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate student majoring in business at Rogers State University with a minimum 2.5 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship awarded in the fall semester, reserved for a Cherokee Nation citizen residing in Rogers or Mayes County.

  • Champion At Large Scholarship — Applicant must be a current, full-time student or be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Must reside outside of the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area and be accepted to a four-year, postsecondary institution. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens who do not qualify for the Cherokee Nation College Resource Undergraduate Scholarship.

  • Charles Alan Beauchamp Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate student majoring in an approved environmental field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens residing within the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area.

  • Cherokee Nation At Large Award — Applicant must be a current, full-time student or be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Must reside outside of the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area and be accepted to a four-year, postsecondary institution. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens.

  • Cherokee Nation Businesses Scholarship — Applicant 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 include accounting, finance, engineering (biomedical, chemical, mechanical or electrical), corporate law, marketing, and mass communications. This is a renewable scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens.

  • Cherokee Nation District 3 Scholarship — Applicant must live in District 3 of the Cherokee Nation Reservation and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship awarded in the fall semester, reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens.

  • Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and be accepted to a postsecondary institution. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens, with preference given to students who participate in CNF programs.

  • Clarkson Family Scholarship — Applicant must be a current full-time student or be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, attending a college/university or higher education institution in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont). This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens.

  • Cherokee Nation District 1 Agriculture Scholarship — Applicant must reside in District 1 of the Cherokee Nation Reservation and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Agricultural background required as evidenced by farm and ranch rural living with experience in 4-H and FFA. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens majoring in agriculture at an Oklahoma college or university.

  • Gary, Ryan and Agalisiga Helping Hand Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA accepted to an accredited postsecondary institution. This is a four-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens residing within the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area, with preference given to students from Washington or Mayes County seeking to be a first-generation undergraduate student.

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

  • Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens.

  • James R. Upton Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, OK, with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students must enroll in a higher education institution the semester immediately following receipt of award. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens.

  • John Lance Kelley Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw, OK, or Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, with a minimum 2.0 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship awarded in the fall semester to a Cherokee Nation citizen residing in Adair or Sequoyah County.

  • Kenneth Comer Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in psychology or counseling psychology who has the intent of becoming a licensed professional counselor or licensed drug and alcohol counselor. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens attending Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University or the University of Oklahoma.

  • Levi Otis Teague, Hazel L. Teague, & Jo Ann Teague Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be an enrolled junior or senior at the University of Oklahoma who has been accepted as a computer science major. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credit hours and be willing to work or intern for Cherokee Nation Businesses. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens residing outside of the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area.

  • Oklahoma State University/Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarship — Applicant must be a current full-time student or a graduating high school senior accepted to the university. This award is reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens and is renewable for up to five years. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, stay in good standing with the university and pursue only one degree. A letter of reference is required for consideration.

  • Pathology Laboratory Associates Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a medical science field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens residing within the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area.

  • Peruzzi Family Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and enroll full time in a four-year, postsecondary institution. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens residing within the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area.

  • Rudisill Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in education and be preparing for their internship. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens residing within the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area.

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

  • Senior Master Sergeant Texie C. Taylor, USAF Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, nursing (RN), engineering (aerospace, civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical) or mathematics with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens residing within the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area.

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

  • University of Tulsa/Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate student or be a graduating high school senior accepted to the university. This award is reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens and is renewable for up to five years. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA, stay in good standing with the university and pursue only one degree. A letter of reference is required for consideration.

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

Scholarship opportunities are subject to change, they are based on funding & availability.

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