Tribal Scholarships


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


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: Friday, June 2, 2017
Student Programs Coordinator
Center for Tribal Studies
Northeastern State University
600 North Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK
P: 918.444.4350


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


  • 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
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Roy Boney, Jr.
P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74464
P: 918-453-5487