The Cherokee Nation Foundation (CNF) on March 22 announced the names of scholarship recipients for the 2018-19 academic school year. CNF is awarding $210,000 to 29 high school graduates and 59 current university students.
“We received a record number of applications this year and are thrilled to have the opportunity to support these students as they pursue their dreams of higher education,” said Janice Randall, Cherokee Nation Foundation executive director. “Thanks to our loyal donors and support from Cherokee Nation administration and Tribal Council, we continue to advance our mission to provide educational opportunities to Cherokee students so that they can reach their full potential.”
Included in the awards were the first round of scholarship recipients benefiting from the organization’s Leave a Legacy endowment matching program. CNF launched the initiative in 2016 in an effort to create new opportunities for Cherokee youth and achieved their campaign goal in October 2017. With full support from their board of directors, CNF is continuing to matching qualifying donations as their funds allow.
Applications were evaluated based on academic achievement, community and culture involvement, and future plans to serve the Cherokee people.
Sequoyah County Scholarship recipients are as follows:
Caleb Armer, Muldrow High School, Cherokee Scholars
Erin Crawford, Carl Albert State College, Carl Albert State College Scholarship
Cade Floyd, Muldrow High School, Cherokee Scholars
Cassidy Floyd, Roland High School, Cherokee Scholars
Michelle Hughes, Northeastern State University, Audie Baker Memorial Scholarship
Emily Johnson, Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics, Cherokee Scholars
Seth Sifuentes, Muldrow High School, Cherokee Scholars
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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