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  • Lani Hansen

Education Assistance deadline is Jan. 12



TAHLEQUAH – The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Education Department is taking applications for spring 2020 education assistance until Jan. 12, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Assistance is available for those seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as those enrolled in vocational programs.

Applicants must be an exclusive Keetoowah members for at least six months prior to applying and enrolled with an accredited university, college or vocational institution.

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 12 hours or more are eligible for $500 in assistance for the spring semester, while those taking less hours are eligible for $250.

Vocational students may qualify for up to $1,000 per an entire academic year, with awards going towards the cost of tuition, required books, materials and fees.

Students cannot receive assistance for regular higher education and vocational studies in the same year.

Funding is not currently available for students seeking a second masters or second doctorate degree.

Applicants must provide copies of their UKB tribal membership card, a copy of their CDIB, produce an official transcript and class schedule, as well as their Financial Aid Notification Award letter.

All awards are based upon availability of funds and students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

For more information or to apply, contact UKB Education Specialist Della Wolfe at 918-871-2788.

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