Scholarships for American Indians

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Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities

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 JOHN SHURR JOURNALISM AWARD

Cherokee Nation

Attn: Cherokee Nation Education Corporation

17675 South Muskogee Avenue

P.O. Box 948

Tahlequah, OK 74465

(918) 453-5420                                           Toll-free: (800) 256-0671 (within OK)

Fax: (918) 458-6195                                   E-mail: cnen@cherokee.org

Web: www.cherokee.org

Purpose - To provide financial assistance to citizens of the Cherokee Nation who are enrolled at a college or university in any state and working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in journalism.

Eligibility - This program is open to citizens of the Cherokee Nation who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in journalism or mass communications at a college or university in any state. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They are not required to reside in the Cherokee Nation area. ALong with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay on how their background and interests make them want to be a modern journalist storyteller, what they hope to learn in college about journalism, wht they want to accomplish with a career in the newws business, and how their Cherokee heritage will come into play for those issues. Financial need is also considered in the selection process.

Financial data - The stipend is $1,000 per semester ($2.000 per year).

Duration - 1 year.

Additional information - Recipients are expected to apply for an 8-week paid internship with The Cherokee Phoenix newspaper in Tahlequah, Oklahoma during the summer following their scholarship year.

Number awarded - 1 each year.

Deadline - Applications are accepted until the scholarship is awarded.