We’re providing educational opportunities to Cherokee students so that they can reach their full potential.

“The education landscape is evolving, and CNF is finding innovative ways to help students prepare for their future.”
– Chief Hoskin

Last year, CNF served more than 5,000 students with a variety of programs and awarded nearly $228,000 in scholarships.

“We’re grateful for our generous supporters who share our passion for education and commitment to Cherokee students.”
– Janice Randall, CNF Executive Director.

Providing educational opportunities to Cherokee students so that they can reach their full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply for a scholarship?
Applications open Nov. 1 and close Jan. 31.
Can I still receive CNF scholarships if I receive the Cherokee Nation College Resources (CNCR) Undergraduate scholarship?
Yes, you can still apply for CNF scholarships if you are receiving funding from CNCR and other organizations.
How do I apply for CNF scholarships?
Please visit cherokeenation.academicworks.com and sign up to begin the online application.
Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes, you can apply for all the recommended opportunities on your account.
When will I know if I received a scholarship?
The exact date of notification varies, but notifications go out no later than April 1.

Latest News

Cherokee Nation employees can now make charitable donations through payroll deduction
Cherokee Nation employees can now contribute to college scholarships through the Cherokee Nation Foundation by choosing to withhold specified amounts from their paycheck. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed an executive order encouraging support for the Cherokee Nation Foundation and other charitable causes through Cherokee Nation employee payroll deductions.
Cherokee Nation Foundation expands scholarship opportunities for 2022-23 school year
The Cherokee Nation Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-23 academic year. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2022. This year’s lineup includes new scholarships made possible through CNF’s donor matching program, with expanded opportunities offered for at-large citizens and students pursuing study in the medical field, education, agriculture and computer sciences.