Tribal Scholarships

 

Tsa La Gi Trail of Tears Award
Trail of Tears Remembrance Association Scholarship
Cherokee Language Teacher Training Program

 

Trail of Tears Scholarship Application TSA LA GI TRAIL OF TEARS AWARD

Eligibility:

  • Be classified as a full-time college or university undergraduate at Northeastern State University
  • Have proof of Cherokee tribal membership
  • Incoming freshmen must have a GPA of 3.0, or ACT score of 21, or upper 10% of class
  • Transfer or continuing college students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Student must submit:
  • A current photograph
  • A one-page typed autobiography
  • A copy of your Cherokee Nation Blue Card and/or copy of Verification of Tribal Citizenship with Cherokee Nation
  • Official current transcript
  • Two letters of reference (turn in with application)
  • Completed application form
APPLICATION: Download form and return to the Student Program Coordinator at the address below.

AWARD AMOUNT: The award amount ranges from $500 - $1400 per academic year.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2014
CONTACT:
Student Programs Coordinator
Center for Tribal Studies
Northeastern State University
600 North Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK
P: 918.444.4350

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TRAIL OF TEARS REMEMBRANCE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose: This scholarship was established in October 2010 by the Trail of Tears Remembrance Association and intends to benefit Native American students attending Northeastern State University.
Eligibility: This scholarship has been created to provide annual scholarship monies for one or more full-time students at Northeastern State University. Qualified applicants must be a Native American student.
Award Amount: The actual dollar amount will be determined by the NSU Foundation. One-half of the annual award will be made for the Fall semester. The second half of the award will be made for ensuing Spring semester if the scholar maintains at least a 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale).
Application: This scholarship will be advertised by NSU’s Office of Student Financial Services. The application process will be managed by the Office of Student Financial Services. The selection recommendation will be made by a committee.
Deadline: June
Contact:
Northeastern State University
Office of Student Financial Services
701 North Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
918-444-3456

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Cherokee Language Teacher Training Program

Cherokee Language Teacher Training Program Application

Purpose: The Cherokee Language Teacher Training Program is designed to create qualified Cherokee language teachers. Cherokee Nation will fund scholarships for five (5) Cherokee language students for four (4) years each for students that attend Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate some conversational Cherokee language
    Ability to have a basic conversation in Cherokee
    Fluency will be increased by Program participation
  • Must have a strong desire to speak Cherokee and a passion for the language
  • Must have a strong desire to teach and work with children
  • Must be a Cherokee Nation Citizen
  • Must be a student at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.
  • Must enroll as a full time student (12 credit hours minimum)
  • Must reside in the contiguous fourteen county jurisdictional area of the Cherokee Nation. Proof of residency required.
  • Must submit official transcripts at the end of each semester.
  • Must understand participation in the program is a contractual, long-term commitment.
  • Must be organized, creative, & flexible.
  • Employees of Cherokee Nation and its entities are not eligible.

Award Amount: Varies

  • Tuition (Northeastern State University in-state)
  • Required Books
  • Required Fees
  • Room/Board Allowance
  • Laptop to be provided (subject to equipment loan agreement)

Application: Download the application and return to CollegeResources@cherokee.org
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Contact:
Roy Boney, Jr.
P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74464
P: 918-453-5487
E: roy-boney@cherokee.org

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