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Cherokee Nation
College Resource Center
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465-0948

Online Scholarship Application

Osiyo! Welcome to the Cherokee Nation Scholarship Program!

Please complete the online application to apply for scholarship funding for the upcoming academic year by uploading required documents saved in a PDF format. Applications will be processed in order of receipt. Applications received after posted deadlines will not be processed.

Note: You will need to complete this application process in a single setting. If you stop before completing the process, you will need to begin again.

Click here to see list of required documents that must be saved individually in a PDF format to attach to this application.

Click here to see Higher Education Service Area Map

Residency restrictions:

  • Cherokee Promise: must reside within the Cherokee Nation Service Area (inside the red borders)
  • Undergraduate (Not eligible for Federal Pell), Graduate and Valedictorian/Salutatorian: must reside within the Cherokee Nation Service Area or contiguous counties (inside the red or the light blue highlighted counties).
  • Undergraduate (Pell eligible): must reside within the United States.

The scholarships are intended to supplement educational needs for those pursuing a degree from an accredited post-secondary institution and shall be contingent on the availability of funding.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.


Cherokee Nation College Resource Center

Application Enrollment Periods: