Kakiley Workman

December 2022 – Graduate

Cherokee Nation
Stilwell, OK

Scholarship: Gates Millennium Scholars Program
School: Northeastern State University 
Degree: Leadership
GPA: 4.0

Community Service

Cherokee National Holiday
Bell Powwow
Tulsa Matriarch
Cherokee Nation Medicine Keepers
Gates Millennium Scholarship Info nights at my local high school


My Name is Kakiley Workman. I attend Northeastern State University and I will be graduating in December with a Master’s in Leadership. I have worked for my Tribe for two years now as a scholarship advisor. Due to receiving the Gates Millennium Scholarship in 2014, it has been a dream job to work with Native students to help bridge that gap between high school and higher education. I try to spend my free time with Cherokee Nation Medicine Keepers to revive medicinal knowledge within a few local communities as well as learn my native language from these elders. I also enjoy getting to speak with high school seniors about the Gates Millennium Scholarship. I am grateful for Native Forward and all it has done for me in my higher education journey. 

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