Cherokee Nation Citizens At-Large

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Higher Education

Higher Education Scholarships, Undergraduate and Graduate

Citizens of the Cherokee Nation actively pursuing a higher education degree may apply to receive educational scholarships payable directly to an accredited college or university. Some scholarships may have restrictions, such as students with multiple tribal lineages may only receive assistance from one tribe.  Students must be working towards an Associates in Arts or Science, Associates of Applied Science in Nursing ONLY, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degrees. Students may receive assistance with one Associates Degree, one Bachelor’s Degree, one Master’s Degree, and one Doctorate Degree. Residency restrictions apply.

Please click on the appropriate program to view more information, under the “Downloads” section.

Applications will be accepted during these enrollment periods: due by 11:59 pm Central Time

Application can be found at

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College Resources

Cherokee Nation College Resources is an advocate for Cherokee Nation citizens pursuing higher education. Scholarship advisors provide comprehensive student advisement and scholarship searches.  Cherokee Nation scholarships are available for eligible tribal citizens residing within the Cherokee Nation reservation and contiguous boundaries or citizens who are eligible for the Pell grant and live outside those areas. Eligible high school juniors and seniors may also qualify for concurrent college classes.

For more information contact College Resources at 918-453-5465 or via email at [email protected]


The Cherokee Nation Education Foundation offers a host of other scholarships available to Cherokee Nation Citizens.  For more information, visit

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