The Cherokee Nation Film Office is dedicated to the mission of increasing the presence of Native Americans in every level of the film and television industries, while creating opportunities for economic development and jobs in the Cherokee Nation.
One way we do this is through funding scholarships for education and training.
With the announcement of our film incentive, now more than ever, we want to be able to provide Native citizens the opportunity to receive training for jobs in the film and television industries.
From screenwriting, to production assistant, to special effects makeup, CNFO has provided scholarships for training in various departments of production. We’ve sponsored workshops for participants who have no previous experience on a production set. We’ve also sponsored more seasoned participants for an apprenticeship under an award-winning director. No matter what experience you have, and no matter your interests, CNFO wants to help you get the education and training you need to be part of the #MoreNatives movement. You can find a list of current scholarships below.
Our scholarship application form helps our office decide which applicants are the best fit for the training and workshops they apply to. We look for applicants who have interests and career goals that are relevant to the workshop’s subject. We welcome any citizen of a federally recognized tribe to apply for a scholarship.
Tell us why you’re interested in this course. How will you use what you learn to help fulfill the mission of increasing the presence and the voices of Natives in Oklahoma’s film and television industries? We want to know that you are just as excited about the opportunities that are coming to our state as we are.
The scholarship application can be found here. If you have any questions you can contact our outreach specialist at Brettlyn.Bevenue@cn-bus.com. We look forward to hearing from you!