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#1 Jun-30-2008 10:23:am

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Cherokee Nation Education Corporation

Cherokee Nation Education Corporation

cnec@cherokee.org

The Cherokee Nation Education Corporation (CNEC) is a not-for-profit corporation chartered under tribal code of the Cherokee Nation (CN). Its mission is to offer educational assistance for tribal citizens and revitalize the language, culture, and history of Cherokee people. Examples of CNEC's grant making include the following.

•  CNEC provides higher education scholarships to Cherokee graduates living inside and outside the CN jurisdiction area. CNEC applications are available only between the months of January and March each year. Contact the CN Higher Education for information about their scholarships for tribal citizens.

•  The Cherokee National Youth Choir received recognition by two Native American Music Awards. The Choir is afforded opportunities to perform at many local, state and national events because of contributions made by CNEC.

•  CNEC supports revitalization of the language through special projects such as the development of a comprehensive Cherokee dictionary and a technology grant to purchase I-pods for children of the language immersion school. Other grant-making activities will be initiated to community projects that help revitalize the culture and history of Cherokee people.

•  CNEC supports collaboration between the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokees for sharing knowledge about traditional and contemporary art.

•  The Cherokee Warriors Memorial is a project that CNEC helped raise money so our people can appreciate the many freedoms that our service men and women safeguard for us all.

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes CNEC as a 501c3 corporation making gifts tax-deductible for the year in which they are given. All donors receive written acknowledgement for documentation with the U.S. IRS. Contributions support the general operations or for specially designated projects. In addition to cash donations such as memorial gifts, CNEC also receives planned gifts from the proceeds of wills, trusts, life insurance, investments, and personal property.

CNEC's work exemplifies the Cherokee value of ga-du-gi ---working together to create a better quality of life for Cherokee people. Contact Cherokee Nation Education Corporation, PO Box 948 , Tahlequah , OK 74465 .

Call 918-453-5420 or email cnec@cherokee.org to discuss a gift that will enrich the lives of Cherokee people and their communities.

http://www.cherokee.org/Services/Educat … fault.aspx

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#2 Jun-30-2008 10:27:am

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Re: Cherokee Nation Education Corporation

CNEC Scholarship - John Shurr Journalism Award

cnec@cherokee.org 


Deadline Extended to “Until Filled”
Cherokee Nation Education Corporation Scholarship Application - PDF

John Shurr Journalism Award – Available to Cherokee Nation tribal citizens who are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or a graduate student at any accredited higher education institution with a major in journalism or mass communications. Scholarship amount is $1,000 per semester or $2,000 per academic year. Student must write an essay on his/her journalism career goals, provide samples of their published writing, and maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average to continue second semester. Student will apply for an 8-week , expense paid, summer internship with The Cherokee Phoenix newspaper in Tahlequah , Oklahoma .

  Additional Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants for the John Shurr Journalism Award are required to write a one-page, single spaced essay that discusses:

* How your background and interests make you want to be a modern-day journalist            storyteller,
* What you hope to learn in college about journalism,
* What you want to accomplish with a career in the news business, and
* How your Cherokee heritage will come into play for these issues.

Applicants should also enclose two (2) samples of your writing especially something you have written for a student newspaper or any newspaper.

Please send all other information as required in the CNEC Scholarship Application form (you are not required to write the CNEC Scholarship Application essay). Mail to:

Dr. Shelley Butler-Allen ,

Cherokee Nation Education Corporation

PO Box 948

Tahlequah , OK 74465

If you are selected for the John Shurr Journalism Award, you will be expected to arrange with Bryan Pollard , Editor, The Cherokee Phoenix , a 8-week summer internship between June - August, 2009.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Margaret Raymond,

918-453-5420 or email Margaret-raymond@cherokee.org .

The Cherokee Nation Education Corporation is a tribally chartered non-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a 501©3 corporation. Contributions are tax deductible for the year in which they are made.
 
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