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

Secondary Education

Concurrent Enrollment Scholarships

High school students who are concurrently enrolled and receiving college credit may apply for the concurrent scholarship offered by the Cherokee Nation College Resource Center.

Concurrent education scholarships are offered to citizens of the Cherokee Nation who are high school juniors or seniors and are taking required general education courses, at a college or university, while still in high school. Tribal citizens must also have permanent residence within the Cherokee Nation or contiguous areas. Residency restrictions apply, see the complete map under the "Downloads" section. No private or proprietary institutions qualify.

For more information regarding concurrent enrollment please contact Brenda Butler at 918-207-3948.

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarships

The Cherokee Nation recognizes and awards scholarship funds to Cherokee Nation citizens who are named Valedictorian/Salutatorian for their graduating high school class. High schools located within the Cherokee Nation scholarship service area and contiguous counties are eligible.

Applications will be accepted during these enrollment periods: due by 11:59 pm Central Time





Concurrent Enrollment (Fall 2021)

Fall 2021 semester

March 1, 2021

*June 15, 2021

Scholarship waiting list being accepted, June 16-June 29, 2021, 11:59 pm, CST.

Valedictorian & Salutatorian (Class 2021)

Class of 2021

March 1, 2021

*March 31, 2021

*If deadline falls on Saturday or Sunday, the application will be available until 11:59pm CST the next business day (Monday)


  • Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship
    The Cherokee Nation College Resource Center provides scholarships and services for high school students preparing for a college degree.
  • Parent/Counselor Sample Letters-Concurrent Enrollment
    Sample approval letters for students that are wanting to participate in concurrent enrollment. This letter is to be completed by the parent and/or school.
  • Service Area Map
    Higher Education service area map.
  • Substitute W-9
    Cherokee Nation Substitute W-9 Form - Request For Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
  • Valedictorian & Salutatorian Scholarships
    Information regarding the Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships program.