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Education Services Scholarships At A Glance 1 15 2010

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A brief outlining all of the Cherokee Nation education programs for post K-12 academic scholarships. Everything is online at www.cherokee.org under Education Services.

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Education Services Scholarships At A Glance 1 15 2010

  1. 1. Cherokee Nation Education Services Scholarship Opportunities At-A-Glance Group Leader, Dr. Neil Morton, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74465 ~(800) 256-0671 or (918) 453-5000~ www.cherokee.org Scholarship Types Eligibility Scholarship Deadline Contact Info Cherokee Nation UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS *Students are limited to 8 semesters of Jan Grogan, Manager ~Cherokee Nation Pell Scholarship funding June 11, 2010 for 453-5000 Ext. 4980 Higher Education Cherokee Nation tribal citizens who qualify for Federal Pell Grant ~Cherokee Nation Pell Scholarship, and Academic Year 2010- jan-grogan@cherokee.org Scholarship funding regardless of permanent residence ~Cherokee Nation Scholarship Program 2011 highereducation@cherokee.org -Undergraduate OR *Up to $2,000 per semester as funding is ~Cherokee Nation Scholarship Program available, effective Spring 2010 Contact/Counseling Information Cherokee Nation tribal citizens who do not qualify for Federal Pell *Part Time Students’ awards are prorated *Use Last Name First Initial Grant funding: **Students not awarded for scholarship A-G 1) Whose permanent residency is within the Cherokee Nation area, funding will be placed on a waiting list. Krista Boston-Stalnaker which is defined as counties within the Cherokee Nation boundaries; or Students on the waiting list may be selected 453-5000 Ext. 6951 2) Whose permanent residency is within the contiguous counties to the for scholarships as additional funding krista-boston-stalnaker@cherokee.org Cherokee Nation boundaries (including contiguous counties in becomes available. H-M Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma). Brenda Butler 453-5000 Ext. 3948 Selection preferences: First Preference: Continuing students (Funded brenda-butler@cherokee.org in ‘09 and ‘10); Second Preference: Classification order of new N-T applicants (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman) by date of completed Valerie Patterson application; and Third Preference: Academic performance. 453-5000 Ext 5308 valerie-patterson@cherokee.org U-Z Taryn Taylor 453-5000 Ext. 5322 taryn-taylor@cherokee.org Cherokee Nation GRADUATE PROGRAMS *Students are limited to 6 semesters of Jan Grogan, Manager ~Cherokee Nation Graduate Scholarship funding) June 11, 2010 for 453-5000 Ext. 4980 Higher Education Cherokee Nation Tribal citizens seeking graduate degrees: **Undergraduate applications will be funded Academic Year 2010- jan-grogran@cherokee.org Scholarship 1) Whose permanent residency is within the Cherokee Nation area, first. 2011 highereducation@cherokee.org -Graduate which is defined as counties within the Cherokee boundaries, or 2) Whose permanent residency is within the contiguous counties to the Cherokee Nation boundaries, (including contiguous counties in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma) *Selection Preferences: Same as Undergraduate
  2. 2. Registered Nursing -Must be accepted to the Nursing Program Selection Criteria: Deadline for Lisa Trice-Turtle, Manager Scholarship -Must be a full-time student A. 2nd year students* (*Bridge program for applications-45 Days RN Scholarship Program -If not in program, must have Letter of Acceptance to the Program EMT or LPN students) prior to first nursing class 453-5000 Ext. 4991 -Must be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation B. 1st year students or orientation. lisa-trice-turtle@cherokee.org -Must be a resident of the fourteen-county jurisdictional area or C. Accepted at entry level contiguous counties D. Points Sheet *Registered Nursing -Must agree to attend meetings as a cohort group as scheduled by the Cherokee Nation agrees to pay (at a limited Scholarships are highly Cherokee Nation Education Department rate): competitive with no -Must submit official transcripts at the end of each semester. A. Tuition guarantee you will B. Books receive an award. Please -Must maintain academic requirements of the program. C. Fees continue your efforts to -Must sign an agreement to work for Cherokee Nation Health Facility D. Required Equipment (limited- obtain financial aid from for two years after graduation, effective Fall 2010. uniform(s), shoes, stethoscope), other sources. Pre-Test, Post Test, License Fees, once accepted to the program Directed Studies -Must be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation Selection Criteria: Fall 2010- Lisa Trice-Turtle, Manager -Must be a resident of the fourteen-county jurisdictional area or A. Students in Professional Schools Deadline June 18, 2010 Directed Studies Scholarship Scholarship 453-5000 Ext. 4991 contiguous counties (See Map) B. Students Accepted in Master’s Spring 2011- Program -Must be a full time student. Level Program Deadline November 1, lisa-trice-turtle@cherokee.org -Must be accepted in a Professional, Masters or upper level Bachelor’s C. Students with Bachelor’s Degree 2010 Program/School. Plan on File -Must have an approved major degree plan on file. D. Grade Point Average *Directed Studies -Medical Field Degrees are encouraged to apply for the Indian Health E. At Least 60 College Credit Hours Scholarships are highly Services Scholarship. with Admission to Degree competitive with no -Must submit official transcripts at the end of each semester. Program guarantee you will F. Cherokee Nation will assist with receive an award. Please -Must maintain a grade point average that is in good standing with the following (at a limited rate): continue your efforts to school. a. Tuition obtain financial aid from -Must attend the Cherokee Summer Institute as required. b. Books other sources. -Must sign a contract to work for Cherokee Nation for two years after c. Fees graduation *The list of qualified d. Room/Board (University Housing academic degrees is Only) subject to change without e. Required Equipment notice. No promise of (limited) current or future funding Pre-Test, Post Test, License Fees, once for any individual student accepted to the program is expressed or implied. Cherokee Scholars ~Must be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation Categories of Recognition July 31, of the Lisa Trice-Turtle, Manager ~Must be a resident of the fourteen-county jurisdictional area (Three (based on residency and completion of all applicants’ High School Cherokee Scholars Program (Students MUST Categories of recognition based on residency.) requirements) graduation year. 453-5000 Ext. 4991 first qualify for ~Must be a high school student. (Public, Private or Home School). ~Residing within the 14-county Cherokee lisa-trice-turtle@cherokee.org Oklahoma ~Must complete the Scholars Course of Study Nation jurisdictional area: -Named Scholars) ~Must submit official transcript(s) with application. Cherokee Nation Scholar and Oklahoma ~Must pass each course with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, and graduate Scholar, t-shirt, medallion, scholarship from high school. ~Residing in Oklahoma: -Named Cherokee Nation Scholar and Oklahoma Scholar, t-shirt ~Must apply by July 31, same year as High School graduation. and medallion ~Residing outside Oklahoma: -Named Cherokee Nation Scholar, t-shirt and medallion Southwestern -Students must be accepted into the program by contacting Cherokee -College courses are provided at no cost to -Deadline varies per Krista Boston-Stalnaker Nation SIPI coordinator. eligible students semester Cherokee Nation SIPI Coordinator Indian Polytechnic -Students must have a CDIB from a federally recognized tribe. -Required textbooks are provided -Students MUST contact 453-5000 Ext. 6951 Institute (SIPI) -Courses offered vary by semester the Cherokee Nation SIPI krista-boston-stalnaker@cherokee.org -Courses are offered online and/or two-way videoconferencing (ITV) Coordinator, prior to enrollment 1-15-2010
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