Programs for High School Students


Join students from across the country to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. The mission of the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities.

All student travel to the Congress, lodging, and food costs at the NCTC will be paid for by the BIA and other agency partners.

STUDENT APPLICANTS: BEFORE CONTINUING, PLEASE READ THE BELOW LINK FOR DIRECTIONS AND A PREVIEW OF THE APPLICATION QUESTIONS: https://goo.gl/83AkJQ

MENTORS: PLEASE HAVE FULL LIST OF APPLYING STUDENTS PRIOR TO FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION.

Only teams composed of a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 students will be accepted from a single community. All students will fill an application out individually.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

HAVE A QUESTION? Please check out our Frequently Asked Question sheet at the link below:
https://goo.gl/6RCSft

Or you may contact nycalc@nmwildlife.org /(505) 299-5404.

NYCLAC-2018-Flyer

RRANN Nurse Camp
June 5-7, 2018
For high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates, ages 16-19

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

See below link for a flyer for more details or click HERE.

RRANN Anc Nurse Camp Flyer 2018

The Center for Native American Youth, in partnership with Columbia University’s Summer Immersion Program for High School Students, will award one full-tuition, residential scholarship for a Native student to attend a 3-week pre-college program during summer 2018 in New York City. The CNAY-Columbia Summer Scholarship covers the cost of housing, tuition, weekday meals, coursework materials, and other required student services. The estimated value of the scholarship is over $10,000.

2018 PROGRAM SESSION DATES:
Session I: June 25-July 13
Session II: July 17-August 3
Click here for a list of courses offered.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 16, 2018 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian;
  • In grades 9-12 or in first year of college in Fall 2018; and
  • At least 15 years old by the start of the program. *

*Students age 15 must provide a letter from a parent/guardian attesting to student’s maturity and ability to look after oneself while at Columbia and in New York.

TO APPLY:

Complete the online application and include the following materials. Note that you cannot save and return to the application or recommendation forms. We suggest saving your work in a word document.

  • Proof of tribal enrollment or descendancy;
  • High school transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted);
  • Explanation of curriculum selection;
  • Response to an essay prompt (750-word maximum);

A complete application also includes two recommendation forms:

  • Recommendation Form #1 must be submitted by a guidance counselor, principal, or headmaster commenting on the student’s intellectual ability, level of maturity, and motivation for participating in the Columbia University Summer Program for High School Students.
  • Recommendation Form #2
    • For Incoming Junior-Seniors, this form must be submitted by an instructor who teaches in a field closely related to the applicant’s chosen curricular option. The comments should describe the student’s knowledge of that field and assess the student’s qualification to engage in concentrated study.
    • For Incoming First Years-Sophomores, this form must be submitted by a teacher familiar with the student’s work. The comments should describe the student’s academic talents and potential to benefit from the experience at Columbia.
  • Applicants may also submit a high school resume, though this is not required.

All materials must be submitted to CNAY by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 16, 2018.

For more information on the program and course options, visit the Columbia Summer Program for High School Students website and FAQ page. Note that applicants for the CNAY-Columbia scholarship must apply through CNAY’s online process, not Columbia’s portal. If selected, CNAY will guide the scholar through Columbia’s application process.

For questions, contact Amber Richardson at amber.richardson@aspeninstitute.org or (202) 736-3577.

Senator Murkowski hosts an internship program for just-graduated high school seniors each summer. A total of 20 students are selected to participate in one of two, 4-week sessions here in the Senator’s Washington, D.C. office. Interns have the opportunity to shadow the Senator for a day, attend briefings and committee hearings, perform special projects for staff, and generally learn how the Senate works and participate in a professional work environment. A stipend is paid to the interns, which helps defray the cost of transportation and housing.

The application materials for the 2018 High School Internship are attached, and provide details of the program and the qualifications for applicants.

The application can be accessed online at Krystal_Edens. The deadline to submit the application is 11:59 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Murkowski HS Intern Program Flyer (2018).pdf

Murkowski Internship Letter 2018.pdf

SUMMER BRIDGE

The ANSEP Summer Bridge focuses on developing students academically, socially and professionally for college and careers. The Summer Bridge is a college and career visioning opportunity that’s geared toward students who are graduating high school this academic year. Summer Bridge students enroll in a college math course and work a paid summer internship in the engineering or science field with one of the ANSEP Strategic Partners. All costs associated with the program are covered by ANSEP. Students who successfully complete their college math class and internship are eligible for scholarship funding to attend the University of Alaska, the fall immediately following Summer Bridge.

THE BENEFITS OF THE ANSEP SUMMER BRIDGE ARE:

  • Earn money for college
  • Earn college credits
  • Professional engineering & science experience
  • Learn to navigate the University campus
  • Develop peer support groups with classmates
  • Lifelong friendships with fellow students

WHEN

May 26 to August 3, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 9th

NOTE: Late applications will only be reviewed if positions are available.

WHERE

All students will be housed and all classes will be held at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), in Anchorage, AK. Internships will be based in Anchorage, with some internships taking students all across Alaska, from rural campsites to communities.

Click HERE to learn more or to apply.

Bezos Scholars Program

The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators. The program begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following school year when Bezos Scholar Teams return to their communities to launch sustainable, local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities.

Applications are due February 9, 2018. Apply here

Eligibility: Interested applicants must:

  • Be a junior from a public high school for the 2017-18 school year;
  • Be a US citizen, permanent resident, or have received DACA status;
  • Demonstrate leadership in community and school;
  • Have taken and gotten scores for at least one of the following tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT, or ACT Aspire;
  • Be enrolled in, or have taken, one (or more) Advanced Placement (AP) classes, International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, or college-level courses; and
  • Be available to participate in the program June 23-29, 2018 in Aspen, CO.

To Apply: Create an online profile and complete the online application, which includes the following:

  • Basic background information, school details, and extra-curricular activities;
  • Three written responses;
  • Unofficial transcripts and test scores; and
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Additionally, you must nominate an educator to partner with you as a Scholar and your school principal must complete a short form with school information.

Questions? Email scholars@bezosfamilyfoundation.org.

Dartmouth University’s Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) and Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) programs are offering opportunities for qualified high school students interested in the natural sciences to go on expeditions to the polar regions. The 3-week JSEP expedition is from June until July, and brings students to Greenland. JASE is a 2-week expedition during December, January, or February, and takes students to Antarctica.

Applications are due January 31, 2018. Click here to apply.

Eligibility:

  • JSEP:  Applicants must be current high school juniors (11th grade).
  • JASE:  Applicants must be current high school sophomores or juniors (10-11th grades), and fluent in Spanish.
  • Must be able to obtain U.S. passport valid for 6 months.
  • Must be in good physical health and be able to provide your medical history.

For a full list of eligibility requirements, click here.

To Apply: Complete the online application. You will need to include the following:

  • Transcripts;
  • Responses to short answer questions; and
  • Description of a project that you would complete during the expedition.

Questions? Call 603-646-8265 or email Lauren.E.Culler@dartmouth.edu

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