Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health Scholarship

Made possible through the Cherokee Nation Public Health and Wellness Fund Act, this scholarship opportunity is open to Cherokee Nation citizens with no residency requirements. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in a behavioral health field or be a doctoral candidate enrolled in an accredited clinical psychology program and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Recipients must be agreeable to a period of employment with Cherokee Nation upon graduation and successful certification.

Supplemental Questions
  1. In 300 words or less, describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
  2. 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 your higher education. Please note if you speak the Cherokee language or if you know or are learning the Cherokee language and any other cultural skills. If you have any volunteer service experience, mention it here.
  3. Are you willing to work for a Cherokee Nation Health Facility?
  4. How do you plan on giving back to the citizens of the Cherokee Nation?
  5. Please enter the name and email of a person who would provide a reference for this scholarship opportunity. (An appropriate person to ask is someone who knows you very well and not a relative. Be sure to let the person know that they will be receiving an email to supply a reference for you and should be completed by January 31.)