Cherokee Scholars

Cherokee Scholars is a college readiness program designed to mentor students through high school to ensure that students have multiple opportunities for a more rigorous academic schedule. Students that are accepted into the Cherokee Scholars program will have increased opportunities for higher education scholarships.

The Cherokee Scholars Program allows students to earn scholarship money for their college education by fulfilling requirements including: four credits of English, four credits of math, four credits of basic lab science, 3.5 credits of social studies and two credits in the Cherokee language, foreign language or technology. Students are required to attend one of CNF’s college preparatory programs (ACT & College Prep Camp or CCPI) in the summer before their 11th or 12th grade year and maintain a 3.0 GPA during their high school and college academic career.

Supplemental Questions
  1. In 500 words or less address your desire to pursue higher education, your chosen field of study and how you plan to serve the Cherokee people when you complete higher education.
  2. In 500 words or less address your personal background information (yourself, family, school, and community). Please note if you speak the Cherokee language or if you know or are learning the Cherokee language and other Cherokee cultural skills. Explain your personal/family/social issues, obstacles, and strengths. Explain your financial need for higher education (one-parent household, foster care, low-income, any special circumstances). Your willingness to apply for scholarships, internships, fellowships, etc.
  3. Please list all volunteer/community service you have completed and give a brief description of each activity.