TULSA — Cherokee students planning to pursue higher education at The University of Tulsa are now eligible to obtain additional funding through a newly established $1 million endowment.
Through a 2-to-1 matching program by TU, the Cherokee Nation Foundation’s $333,334 gift was amplified to create the endowment.
The scholarship will be awarded to select Cherokee Nation students who show exemplary leadership qualities in their communities and are eager to use their education to serve their tribe. The funds may be used to pay for books, housing expenses, fees, tuition and other academic expenses.
“Education has always been a priority for the Cherokee people,” said Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. “It is the most valuable asset we can give our children, and we are blessed to work with yet another outstanding university that shares our passion for education.”
The funds were part of an estate donation made to the Cherokee Nation Foundation honoring Cherokee citizen Martha Redus. Her contributions continue to support the foundation’s mission to provide higher education assistance to Cherokee citizens.