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December 14, 2012

Prep program coming for CN

The Cherokee Nation Foundation is partnering with Cherokee Nation Businesses’ Citizen Development Initiative and the University of Arkansas to present the second annual Cherokee College Prep Institute, July 7-12. The college-readiness program connects high school juniors and seniors with university representatives from across the nation.

“We are honored to be working with so many people who share our passion for education,” said Kimberlie Gilliland, executive director of the Cherokee Nation Foundation. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students, and we are eager to see them succeed.”

During the week-long residential program, students will stay in traditional dorms and visit classrooms to get a real insight to what student life is really like.

Applications for the are now available and will be accepted until March 13. Visit for more information.

“We were shocked to find out that the majority of our students last year had never stepped foot on a college campus,” said Gilliland. “It is important for us to not only help them get in to college but also to feel comfortable once they get there.”

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