CNF provides scholarships for Cherokee students

BY GRANT NEUGIN
Reporter
02/07/2019 09:00 AM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Marisa Hambleton, Cherokee Nation Foundation executive assistant, assists Northeastern State University students with their CNF applications during a scholarship workshop on Nov. 28, 2017, in the John Vaughn Library on NSU’s campus in Tahlequah. ARCHIVE
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Several Northeastern State University students begin completing Cherokee Nation Foundation online scholarship applications during a 2017 workshop hosted by CNF and NSU’s Native American Support Center. ARCHIVE
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving the Cherokee Nation by providing Cherokee students educational opportunities so they can reach their full potentials.

The tax-exempt charitable organization fulfills its mission by offering the following scholarships to help reverse the trend of rising student debt:

Anna Belle Mitchell Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate student or community member pursuing pottery making. Three pictures of artwork must be submitted with the application. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for CN 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 CN jurisdiction and be enrolled full time in a four-year, postsecondary institution. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for CN 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 CN 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. This is a renewable scholarship reserved for CN and United Keetoowah Band citizens residing within the CN jurisdiction.

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 CN citizen residing in Rogers or Mayes counties.

District 6 & 8 Carl Albert John Lance Kelley Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship given in the fall semester to a CN citizen residing in Adair or Sequoyah counties.

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 CN citizens residing within the CN jurisdiction.

Cherokee Nation Businesses Scholarship — Applicant must be enrolled full time and accepted into a professional, master’s, 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 CN 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 CN 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 CN citizens.

HP Engineering Inc. Scholarship — Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has a declared major in an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology-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 in Tulsa and Rogers, Arkansas. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for an enrolled citizen of CN, UKB or Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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 CN citizens.

James R. Upton Memorial Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Sequoyah High School 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 CN citizens.

Kenneth Comer Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in psychology or counseling psychology that has the intent of becoming a licensed professional counselor or licensed drug and alcohol counselor. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for CN citizens attending Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University or the University of Oklahoma. If enrolled at OU, student has the opportunity to serve as an intern at the Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling office in Norman. OAPCG will pay for the certification of Problem Gambling Counselor.

Oklahoma State University/CNF 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 CN 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 CN citizens residing within the CN jurisdiction.

Sequoyah High School Alumni Scholarship — Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from SHS 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 CN 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 or mechanical) or mathematics with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is a one-year scholarship reserved for CN citizens residing within the CN jurisdiction.

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 CN citizens residing outside the CN jurisdiction 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/CNF 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 CN 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 CNF has also established endowments at OSU and TU. For more information visit cherokeenationfoundation.org.
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