Cherokee Language


Applications for the Master Apprentice Program are now available.

RSU Cherokee Language Scholarship

High school students may apply for the Cherokee Nation Rogers State University Language Concurrent Scholarship offered by the Cherokee Nation Language Program.

Concurrent education scholarships are offered to citizens of the Cherokee Nation who are high school juniors or seniors. Tribal citizens must also have permanent residence within the Cherokee Nation (excludes contiguous areas). Residency restrictions apply, see the complete map in the scholarship application PDF. This scholarship only applies to enrollment in Cherokee 1 and Cherokee 2 courses at Rogers State University. Since this is a grant funded opportunity, qualified applicants will be granted scholarships on a first come, first serve basis until all funding is exhausted.

Scholarship application is available March 1. Complete applications must be received by June 15th by email or mail. Detailed submission guidelines are listed in the downloadable application packet.

Here are some more specifics:

  • Scholarship application begins March 1 and closes June 15 for Fall 2021. We will have Spring 2022 applications available later this year if all funding has not been expended by then.
  • Applicants must be Cherokee Nation citizens who are juniors or seniors in high school residing within the 14 county reservation area. Does not include contiguous areas that fall outside of the boundaries of Oklahoma. Scholarship is limited to in-state residents (due to funding limitations).
  • This is a one-time funding opportunity, so concurrent scholarship apps will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis until funding is exhausted.
  • Scholarship covers enrollment for Cherokee 1 and Cherokee 2 only at RSU.
  • Scholarship questions can be directed to or