Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Cherokee Nation Pell Scholarship

Cherokee Nation

Attn:  Office of Higher Education

17675 South Muskogee Avenue

P.O. Box 948

Tahlequah, OK 74465

(918) 453 - 5465               Toll-free:  (800) 256 - 0671  (within OK)

Fax:  (918) 458 - 6195




To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who belong to the Cherokee Nation and quality for federal Pell Grants.


This program is open to citizens of the Cherokee Nation, regardless of their permanent residence.  Applicants who qualify for federal Pell Grant funding are eligible for this additional assistance through the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Financial Data

Available funding is divided eequally among all Pell eligible students who complete the application process.


Up to 8 semesters.

Number Awarded

Varies each year; nearly 1,600 students receive support from all Cherokee Nation Undergraduate Scholarship programs.


June of each year.