Cherokee Nation expands clothing assistance program, includes college students

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation has expanded its clothing assistance program to include college and career tech students.

“Deputy Chief Warner and I heard from parents and students attending college and career tech about the rising costs,” Chief Hoskin said. “Although we cannot guarantee this kind of assistance every year, today’s economic conditions call upon us to do all we can to help more of our citizens.”

The program is available for any Cherokee Nation citizen from birth to age 22, as long as the applicant is enrolled in school.

To qualify, applicants must be a Cherokee Nation member under the age of 18 and enrolled as a member as of Jul. 7, 2022.

Applications are accepted through 5 p.m. on Jul. 29. You can apply online.

If you do not have internet access, you can apply in person at the following locations, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 17675 S. Muskogee Ave. Tahlequah, at the Cherokee Nation W. W. Keeler Tribal Complex Human Services Department
  • 406 W. Locust St. Stilwell, OK
  • 750 S. Cherokee Suite N Catoosa, OK
  • 307/309 N. Dogwood Ave Sallisaw, OK
  • 1501 N. Industrial Park Rd. Jay, OK
  • 219 N.E. 1st St. Pryor, OK