Cherokee Nation providing grants to support education tours in spring

February 1, 2019

Teachers can apply Feb.1 - March 29

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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.

Complimentary curriculum is provided to schools that receive the grant and is available to teachers upon registration. Curriculum includes a teacher’s guide to prepare 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.