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Educational Advancement Programs

College Preparatory Programs

College Horizons – College Horizons is a non-profit organization providing college and graduate admissions workshops, in a five-day “crash course,” to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students/participants across the nation. The individualized program helps students select colleges suitable for them to apply to, get admitted to, and receive adequate financial aid.

SOAR (BYU) – SOAR, or Summer of Academic Refinement, is a five-day college preparation program which prepares and informs students of the educational benefits and expectations at Brigham Young University.

Graduate Horizons – Graduate Horizons is a four-day workshop for Native college students, college graduates, and master’s students in preparing for graduate school (master’s, Ph.D. orĀ  professional school).

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management – The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is the nation’s largest diversity network, linking top-tier students, leading MBA programs and corporate partners, including Fortune 500 companies.

Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives – The Pre-Law Summer Institute is an intensive two-month program which prepares American Indian and Alaska Native individuals for the rigors of law school by essentially replicating the first semester of law school.

Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative Medical/Dental Preparatory Program – A six-week summer program for college upperclassmen or recent graduates from traditionally underrepresented groups in the health profession. It is a pre-matriculation program for interested students accepted to the School of Medicine or Dental Medicine. Housing and a stipend are provided.

Health Career Opportunity Programs (University of Connecticut) – The Health Career Opportunity Programs (HCOP) actively recruits minority medical and dental students and supports those who are enrolled throughout the academic year.

Leadership Programs/Internships

Native American Congressional Internships – The Udall Foundation provides a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program.

Native American Political Leadership Program at The George Washington University – The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program designed to give Native American undergraduate and graduate students an incredible educational opportunity in the nation’s capitol. Partnering with Semester In Washington Politics, NAPLP students take classes at GWU, participate in hands-on internships, and interact with political leaders and policymakers.

Native American Research Internship (University of Utah) – This 10-week internship focuses on providing Native American undergraduate Junior and Senior students, interested in Health Science research, an outstanding laboratory or clinically based research experience working alongside world class research faculty at the University of Utah.

NCAI Internships & Fellowships – NCAI offers internships and fellowships to provide an opportunity for young leaders from throughout Indian Country to serve on the front lines of legislative action and policy development.

NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship - The NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship aims to address the stark disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Fellowship will include two components: 1) a financial award of $5,000; and 2) professional development in tribal health policy.

Washington Internship for Native Students – WINS students intern with Native advocacy government agencies across Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health, Economics, Social Service, Law, and Public Policy disciplines. WINS’s experiential curriculum develops student’s professional skills of self-determined community development and public advocacy.