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What is Cherokee Scholars?

Cherokee Scholars at Reinhardt University is a scholarship program specifically for Cherokee County residents. The program helps fund the University’s Cherokee County Grant Program, which provides eligible students the opportunity to receive as much as $8,000 during their four years at Reinhardt University. More than $5.2 million in scholarships has been awarded to deserving local students.

Grant Levels

  • $500 for residents of Cherokee County enrolled as full-time students.
  • $1,000 for students who meet the above criteria and have an academic grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
  • $2,000 for students who meet all the above criteria and reside on campus.

The Cherokee Scholars for Reinhardt fund raising campaign was created in 1988 to increase the awareness of Reinhardt in the local community and to provide additional financial assistance to Cherokee County students attending then Reinhardt College.  Since its inception, local business leaders, donors and volunteers have enthusiastically supported the idea.  Since the first Cherokee Scholars, local enrollment has grown from “a handful of students;” to almost one-third of the student body, or approximately 350 students.

Each year Cherokee Scholars holds a 5k run/walk to benefit Cherokee County students attending Reinhardt University. Come join the fun and exercise while raising scholarship dollars for Cherokee County students.