Cherokee Scholars Program

The Cherokee Scholars program aims to help Cherokee students prepare for success in college.

To enroll in the Cherokee Scholars program, students are required to be a Cherokee Nation citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be entering seventh, eighth or ninth grade.

The program outlines a specific progression of academic coursework throughout high school in areas such as math, science, language arts and social studies. Students who successfully complete the Cherokee Scholars program earn funds to help alleviate the financial burden that comes with pursuing a higher education.

There are two levels of achievement within the program: the Basic and the Prestigious. The Basic scholars program allows students to earn up to $4,000 for their college education and the Prestigious program gives students the opportunity to earn up to $8,000.

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

Click here to apply online.