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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 student or community member who is currently pursuing pottery. Three pictures of artwork must be submitted with application. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens.

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

  • Audie Baker Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, majoring in special education at Northeastern State University. 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. Must submit three pictures of artwork for review. This is a renewable 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 given in the fall semester to a Cherokee Nation citizen residing in Rogers or Mayes County.

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

  • Charles Alan Beauchamp Scholarship — Applicant must be a first generation 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 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 and electrical), corporate law, marketing and mass communications. This is a renewable scholarship available to Cherokee Nation citizens.

  • Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled at a junior college, community college or technical school with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for Cherokee Nation citizens, with preference given to students who participate in CNF programs such as Junior Achievement, NSU ACT Prep Camp, CCPI or ACT Prep classes.

  • 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.

  • HP Engineering Inc. Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has a declared major in an ABET-accredited engineering program and has been accepted as either an electrical or mechanical engineering major. Applicant must have completed at least 60 credit hours or be an enrolled junior, senior, master’s or terminal doctorate student. Scholarship requires commitment to participate in 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 reserved for an enrolled citizen of Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians or United Keetoowah Band.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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. If enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, student has the opportunity to serve as an intern at the Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling (OAPCG) office in Norman. OAPCG will pay for the certification of Problem Gambling Counselor.

  • Oklahoma State University/Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarship — Applicant must be a current, full-time 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.

  • Perruzi 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.

  • 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 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 a current, full-time 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

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