Kellian Staggers Reflects on 2017 Columbia Summer Program Experience

Last year, Kellian Staggers attended Columbia University's Summer Immersion Program for High School Students as our 2017 CNAY-Columbia Scholar. Kellian is Navajo from New Mexico, and chose to study neuroscience during her time in New York City. Kellian says that she learned a lot from the program -- including that neuroscience might not be what she wants to pursue. She also realized just how much she appreciates her home community. Kellian will deliver a presentation about her experience back home, and encourages Native youth to take advantage of this opportunity. Click here to read Kellian's reflection in her own words.  


2018 CNAY-Columbia Scholarship

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. 


11/16 Gen-I NOW: Apply for Scholarships from the Association of American Indian Affairs

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about a scholarship offered by the Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)!  


11/1 Gen-I NOW: Scientific Conference Opportunity for Native Students

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) messages shares information about the Scientific Conference Opportunities Program, hosted by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB).

SICB, the National Science Foundation, Oklahoma State University CHS Office for the Advancement of American Indians in Medicine and Science, Case Western Reserve University, and Mount Holyoke College have partnered together to provide this opportunity to American Indian undergraduates interested in STEM to participate in the SCIB annual meeting.

American Indian undergraduates will have the opportunity to participate in a nationally acclaimed scientific meeting and a special symposium on the role of sensory feedback during animal locomotion. Participants will also be partnered with a graduate student mentor and provided with career guidance and scientific opportunities. This all expenses-paid program will take place in San Francisco, CA on January 3-7.

Applications are due November 30 at Midnight, Eastern Time. Click HERE to apply.

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