Education Services

918-453-5000 ext. 5341
17675 S. Muskogee Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464

Apply for the 2022-2023 Cherokee Nation Scholarship programs via the Gadugi Portal


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a paper application to fill out for the Cherokee Nation Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship, Cherokee Nation Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship, Cherokee Nation Undergraduate Scholarship, or the Cherokee Nation Graduate Scholarship?

No. Students have to complete the on-line application and upload required documents to the on-line application. Application available at

Do I have to perform Volunteer Hours?

Students who receive the Cherokee Nation Concurrent Enrollment, Undergraduate, and Graduate scholarship are required to perform volunteer hours based on the amount of funding received. For example: A student who receives $2,000  is required to volunteer 20 hours, or one hour for each $100 received. If a student decides not to volunteer the hours or does not complete the hours before the deadline, future funding may be jeopardized.

Where can I perform my community service?

Community Service can be done with any non-profit organization or at a Cherokee Nation sponsored event regardless of location.  Must be humanitarian/community-based efforts.

What is the Student Aid Report?

The Student Aid Report (SAR) is the processed information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

My grades will not be available until after the deadline, what can I do?

Students whose grades will not be available until after the deadline may submit a letter from their College/University stating when grades will be posted uploaded with all other required documentation by the deadline.

I dropped a class this semester; how does that affect my scholarship?

Awards are based off of the previous semester’s earned hours:

Hours earned Fall =5 or less: $0 (You may reapply for the next Fall semester)
Hours earned Fall =6-11hrs: $1000 Spring Award
Hours earned Fall =12 or more: $2000 Spring Award
Hours earned Spring =5 or less: $0 for the following academic school year
Hours earned Spring =6-11hrs: $1000 Fall Award
Hours earned Spring =12 or more: $2000 Fall Award

Is the a paper application for the Cherokee Nation Stole Program?