Cherokee Nation Foundation announces scholarship winners for 2011-2012 academic year
TAHLEQUAH, Okla.—The Cherokee Nation (CNF) foundation is proud to announce its scholarship recipients for the 2011-2012 academic school year. Eight of the scholarship recipients are high school students and three are university students.
The scholarships are awarded annually to Cherokee students exhibiting academic achievement and outstanding community involvement, among other criterion. Specific factors considered include: Academic achievement (grade point average, ACT/SAT score), financial need, participation in cultural and community activities, academic area of study, and future plans to serve Cherokee people.
The CNF scholarship recipients for the 2011-2012 academic year are:
OSU-Cherokee Nation Foundation Award
Robert C. Conley Creative Writing Award
Stephanie Schroder, University of Oklahoma
Candessa Tehee, Doctoral student at University of Oklahoma
Harold “Jiggs” Phillips Memorial Award
Emily Alberty, Westville High School, Okla.
Rachel Lea, Stilwell High School, Okla.
Red Clay Award
Jackie Eagle, Gore High School, Okla.
Deanalisa Jones, Catoosa High School, Okla
James R. Upton Memorial Award
Christopher “Daniel” Walker, Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah, Okla.
Cherokee Nation At-Large Tribal Council Award:
Kelsey Baldridge, York, Neb.
Brandon Dedmon, Howe, Okla.
Sydney Monday, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Jade Hansen, Jay, Okla.
Corey Still, Cookson, Okla.
Candessa Tehee, Tahlequah, Okla.
The Cherokee Nation Foundation (CNF) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit incorporated under the Cherokee Nation. The mission is to provide higher educational opportunities to Cherokee Nation citizens and help revitalize the Cherokee language. All scholarship funds have been donated by private citizens. If you would like more information about the scholarship program or would like to donate to the Cherokee Nation Foundation please contact us at www.cherokeenationfoundation.org