Cherokee Nation Foundation and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation are taking a college prep workshop on the road to Dallas on April 27. The free seminar teaches students to dissect the application process, find scholarships, identify deadlines and complete financial aid.

“There are many misconceptions about the application process,” said Kimberlie Gilliland, executive director of Cherokee Nation Foundation. “We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with another tribe to help prepare a Native youth for success. It is a win-win, by helping us both reach potential students in Dallas area.”

College representatives will be available to provide information about their schools and answer questions. Parents are encouraged to attend with students for assistance with FAFSA applications and deadlines. The workshop also addresses important issues and opportunities for Native American students.

“College scholarships are highly competitive and our Native youth need to understand how to work through the application process and position themselves as top candidates for scholarships,” said Robert Whistler, CPN Legislator and Chairman for the education and mentoring committee of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas. “We are pleased that Cherokee Nation Foundation is helping us reach out to tribal members in the Dallas area.”

Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for the Cherokee Nation Foundation’s college-readiness program in July. The Cherokee College Prep Institute is a weeklong residential program, connecting high school juniors and seniors with university representatives from across the nation on a 4-to-1 student-faculty ratio.

The scholarship workshop is Saturday, April 27, at the Nolan Estes building located at 3313 S. Beckley Ave, in Dallas, Texas. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to the public. Information applies to all students and provides special insight for Native American and minority students.

For more information or to register for the scholarship workshop, please call (817) 282-0868 or email