VIRTUAL CHEROKEE COLLEGE PREP INSTITUTE

July 19-21, 2021

This free, virtual camp connects students with admissions counselors from across the U.S. to analyze, prepare and complete college applications, identify scholarship opportunities, and explore schools of interest. This opportunity is designed for Native students, grades 10-12, with preference given to Cherokee Nation citizens.

The virtual format allows students to sign up for the sessions they need most and gain direct access to admissions officers, staff and vital resources. Explore the schedule below and select individual courses of interest upon registration. Parents/guardians are welcome to register as well.

*Each hourlong course is offered twice throughout the week to accommodate student schedules, with the exception of the student panel, offered only on Wednesday.

2021 SCHEDULE

*All times are listed as CST. The deadline for registration is July 5, 2020.

Monday, July 19
11 AM Opportunities with Indian Health Service A career in Indian health offers an extraordinary opportunity to provide the highest level of comprehensive, patient-centered care in diverse and culturally rich patient populations. Here, you’ll learn about career paths, scholarship opportunities, tuition assistance and more.
1 PM College Application Process Whether you are interested in attending school in-state or out-of-state, at a private or public institution, you’ll need to understand how to successfully navigate the college application process. Gain vital information on how to stay up to date on the policies and procedures surrounding early decision, early action, open enrollment and more.
2 PM Essay Writing Tips & Tricks While many institutions do not require essays for admittance, they are still an important asset when applying for scholarships and fellowships. Learn quick tools to help improve your writing skills and stand out among your peers on competitive opportunities.
3 PM Resources for Success Maximize your efforts and learn about the deadlines you can’t afford to miss! Students will receive valuable information on how and when to apply for scholarships and other vital resources from the Cherokee Nation College Resource Center and Cherokee Nation Foundation.

 

Tuesday, July 20
10 AM College Application Process Whether you are interested in attending school in-state or out-of-state, at a private or public institution, you’ll need to understand how to successfully navigate the college application process. Gain vital information on how to stay up to date on the policies and procedures surrounding early decision, early action, open enrollment and more.
11 AM Financial Aid College is expensive, but it is not out of reach. Learn more about the various resources available to help identify and secure financial support through grants, scholarships, financial aid FAFSA and more.
1 PM Resources for Success Maximize your efforts and learn about the deadlines you can’t afford to miss! Students will receive valuable information on how and when to apply for scholarships and other vital resources from the Cherokee Nation College Resource Center and Cherokee Nation Foundation.
2 PM Opportunities with Indian Health Service A career in Indian health offers an extraordinary opportunity to provide the highest level of comprehensive, patient-centered care in diverse and culturally rich patient populations. Here, you’ll learn about career paths, scholarship opportunities, tuition assistance and more.

 

Wednesday, July 21
10 AM Essay Writing Tips & Tricks While many institutions do not require essays for admittance, they are still an important asset when applying for scholarships and fellowships. Learn quick tools to help improve your writing skills and stand out among your peers on competitive opportunities.
1 PM Financial Aid College is expensive, but it is not out of reach. Learn more about the various resources available to help identify and secure financial support through grants, scholarships, financial aid FAFSA and more.
2 PM Student Panel You can’t learn everything you need to know on handouts and websites. Join us for an interactive discussion with current college students to find out what college life is really like and what tips they’d give to those beginning their journey.

ABOUT OUR HOSTS

Natalie Zamora, University of Pennsylvania
College Application Process  

Natalie Zamora is an associate director of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently in her last year of her master’s degree program. Natalie was a first generation and low income college student, originally from southern California, who has built her career on her passion for college access.

Copan Combs, Oklahoma State University
Financial Aid

Copan Combs is an admissions counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He graduated from OSU in 2012 with marketing & sports management degrees. Copan has great passion for helping prospective students and their families throughout their journey to OSU.

Windsor Jordan Jr., Swarthmore College
Essay Writing Tips & Tricks

Windsor Jordan Jr. is the associate dean of admissions and director of access and equity at Swarthmore College, where he graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology and a minor in Black Studies. He spent a number of years working in after-school programming in Philadelphia before earning his master’s in American Studies from Lehigh University. He is a huge hip-hop fan and chess player.

Chrissy Marsh, Cherokee Nation College Resources Center
Resources for Success

Chrissy has served the Cherokee Nation College Resources Center for 20 years where she is an advocate for Cherokee students seeking higher education. At CRC, students work with designated advisors and are connected to resources and opportunities that fit their personal interests and education goals. Services are provided at no cost to Cherokee Nation tribal citizens and include opportunities for qualifying high school juniors and seniors pursuing concurrent college enrollment.

Jarrod Tahsequah, Indian Health Service

Jarrod is a member of the Comanche Nation from Norman, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a master’s in education administration. Prior to his current role as the Oklahoma scholarship coordinator for Indian Health Service, he spent more than 9 years as the coordinator for American Indian recruitment at the University of Oklahoma.


UNIVERSITY SHOWCASE

Take a look at some of our CCPI partner universities to see what school is the best fit for you!

University of Notre Dame
Campus tour video

Pomona College
Campus tour video
Virtual Tour sign up

Yale University
That’s Why I Toured Yale
Native American Cultural Center Overview

Oklahoma State University
Cowboy Moments

University of Pennsylvania
Sign up for a virtual tour
Video

KY-WV LSAMPS
Video

Northeastern State University
Video

Rogers State University
Video

University of Central Oklahoma
Video

Swarthmore College
Video

Contact Details

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+1(918) 207-0950
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800 S. Muskogee, Tahlequah, OK 74464
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contact@cherokeenationfoundation.org