Cherokee Nation Providing Grants to Support Education Tours in Spring
Teachers can apply now until -March 29
TULSA, Okla. — Cherokee Nation is now accepting grant applications for its spring education tours. The sponsored tours provide an exclusive look at Cherokee Nation’s rich history and culture. Applications are accepted Feb. 1 - March 29.
Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism awards the grants in the spring and fall to elementary public schools within the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction.
The complimentary curriculum is provided to schools that receive the grant and is available to teachers upon registration. The curriculum includes a teacher’s guide to preparing students for the education tour as well as a student activity.
The grant program offers three tour options:
Cherokee History Tour — Visit Tahlequah’s historic Capitol Square and Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, Cherokee National Prison Museum, Hunter’s Home, Cherokee Heritage Center and ancient Cherokee village, Diligwa.
Will Rogers Tour — Visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Dog Iron Ranch.
Civil War Tour — Visit Tahlequah’s historic Capitol Square, Hunter’s Home, and Fort Gibson Historic Site.
Grants are available for grades third through sixth, and funding is provided on a first-come, first served basis.
Minimum requirements for eligibility for schools include being located within the Cherokee Nation’s 14-county jurisdiction, a majority of the school’s students must hold a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (C.D.I.B.) card, the school’s class size may not exceed tour capacity, and the majority of the school’s students must be eligible for free and/or reduced school lunches.
Schools that do not meet the requirements or miss the deadline may experience the program for a small fee. Special rates are available for seventh through 12th grade and college students.
Applications are accepted Feb. 1 through March 29 and are available at www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.
For more information or to book an education tour, please call (918) 384-5930.