Tribal Scholarships


Tsa La Gi Trail of Tears Award


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


  • 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
Student Programs Coordinator
Center for Tribal Studies
Northeastern State University
600 North Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK
P: 918.444.4350



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
Northeastern State University
Office of Student Financial Services
701 North Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464