Cherokee Promise Scholarship

Cherokee Promise 2015

The mission of the Cherokee Promise Scholarship is to provide opportunity for Cherokee scholars to successfully accomplish their undergraduate goals while creating lifelong professional relationships and increasing one’s Cherokee identity.


What makes Cherokee Promise different from other CN scholarships? 

CPS provides $9,200, annually, to provide assistance with tuition, fees, housing and meal plans.
CP is a Learning Living Community. Scholars make a home away from home in the Cherokee Promise Residence Hall.
Scholars participate in Cherokee cultural and language activities and will receive 9 University credit hours of Elementary Cherokee.


Are You Eligible? 

  • Cherokee Nation citizen living within jurisdictional area
  • Accepted to Connors State College
  • Meet HUD income guidelines
  • Priority will be given to incoming freshmen

Want to Apply?

Apply Online CN

 Application Deadline: Friday, June 9, 2015.


Application Info

The following  digital documents will be needed to successfully submit your Cherokee Promise Application 

  • FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • High School Transcript
  • Student’s Driver’s License
  • Student’s Proof of Address
  • University/College Acceptance Letter
  • Parent’s Current Tax Return (1st Page Only)
    • Applicant MUST Be Listed as a Dependant
  • One Reference Letter
  • Essay to Discuss the Following Topics:
    • What Are Your Undergraduate Goals?
    • How Can You Benefit From Being in a Cherokee Cohort?
    • How Can You Contribute to a Cherokee Cohort?

*2015 HUD Median Family Income Limits

Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$35,784 $40,896 $46,008 $51,120 $55,210 $59,299 $63,389 $67,478




CN College Resource Center PO BOX 948, Tahlequah, OK 74464 918.453.5000 Kristen-Smith@Cherokee.Org