Cherokee Scholars Program

The Cherokee Scholars Program is designed to equip Cherokee high school graduates for college, enabling them to supplement the cost of a college education and earn a degree. Students entering seventh, eighth or ninth grade are challenged through various courses of study, which include extensive coursework in English, math, science, social studies, traditional Cherokee or a foreign language.

Upon successfully completing every semester with a 3.0 GPA, students are awarded scholarship money, which is deposited into their college fund. Upon completion of the Cherokee Scholars Program, students can earn up to $4,000 for their college education. These funds can be managed by the foundation staff to alleviate loans or applied at $1,000 per year. Eligible students are required to be a Cherokee citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be entering seventh, eighth or ninth grade.

Click here for more information about the Cherokee Scholars program (PDF).

Click here to apply online.