TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation Foundation’s lineup of scholarship includes new opportunities for the 2022-23 academic year, and the deadline to apply for them is Jan. 31.
The new scholarships were made possible through CNF’s donor matching program, with expanded opportunities offered for at-large Cherokee Nation citizens and students pursuing study in the medical field, education, agriculture and computer sciences.
“We continue to be blessed by the generous giving of our fellow Cherokees and that of our communities, neighbors and friends,” CNF Executive Director Janice Randall said. “Through our Leave a Legacy matching program, we’ve established opportunities that will help Cherokee youth identify, pursue and achieve their academic ambitions today and their future career goals. We encourage students to set up an account online and explore what’s available.”
CNF offers three types of scholarships: private, tribal and institutionally based. Once students create an online profile, they have instant access to a one-stop shop for all CNF scholarships. The system also provides students with notifications about upcoming scholarship opportunities and deadlines. All applications are evaluated based on academic performance as well as community and cultural involvement.
Last year, CNF awarded nearly $228,000 to 20 graduating high school students and 69 university students. Students are eligible to receive CNF awards in addition to opportunities provided through the Cherokee Nation College Resource Center.
“Creating opportunities for our people to get an education and pursue their dream has always been a core value for the Cherokee Nation,” said Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “We’re proud of the creative work the staff at Cherokee Nation Foundation has put into developing more scholarships for Cherokees. These are the kind of educational opportunities that can transform lives for the better. I am particularly proud of the efforts of Cherokee Nation Foundation to create more opportunities for Cherokees both on the reservation and those living at large.”
The deadline to apply for 2022-23 CNF scholarships is Jan. 31, and applications can be found by visiting www.cherokeenationfoundation.org/scholarships.
For more information, contact Cherokee Nation Foundation at (918) 207-0950.