2018 Gen-I Career Success Fellowship

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Recognizing that business and finance can solve problems and improve society, the Native American Finance Officer's Association (NAFOA) and CNAY created the Gen-I Career Success Fellowship program. The program is designed to broaden career interest in professions that will advance tribal economic development. Application to the Gen-I Career Success Fellowship is open to Native youth currently enrolled in the online Native American Career Success Academy

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

The Gen-I Career Success Fellowship provides funding to qualified and highly motivated Native youth to attend the Gen-I Career Leadership Summit and NAFOA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA from April 22- 24, 2018. Fellows will take part in seminars led by top executives, managers, and tribal leaders who will help them advance their new skill set and prepare them for the job market. Fellows will also learn about innovative tribal enterprises and the unique products being created in Indian Country. Meet the 2017 Fellows.

GEN-I CAREER SUCCESS FELLOWS WILL:

  • Develop Career and Financial Literacy Skills. Fellows will enroll in NAFOA’s Native American Career Success Academy, an online professional development curriculum for Native youth. The curriculum consists of two modules: Career Preparation and Personal Finance.

Completion of the NACSA curriculum is required to be eligible for the fellowship program. Click here to register for NACSA.

  • Complete the Gen-I Career Leadership Summit. Preceding NAFOA’s 36th Annual Conference in New Orleans, fellows from across the country will participate in seminars led by top executives, managers, and tribal strongers who will help them advance their new skill set and prepare them for the job market. 

  • Connect Directly with Employers at NAFOA’s Annual Conference. Fellows will attend a national conference that facilitates dialogue between tribes, federal partners, non-profits, and professionals regarding tribal finance and economic issues.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for the fellowship must:

  • Be a Native youth between 18-24 years old by March 1, 2018; 
  • Be registered and making significant progress in the NACSA curriculum;  
  • Complete all of NACSA by February 9; and 
  • Be able to attend the Gen-I Career Leadership Summit and NAFOA Conference taking place April 22-24, 2018. 

TO APPLY: Complete the online application form by 11:59 PM ON FEBRUARY 12. The following must be answered/included as part of the application: 

  • Survey about your NACSA experience
  • Short essay (300-400 words) answering the following questions: 1) Why are you interested in tribal economic development? and 2) Why is it important for tribal citizens to be socially responsible?
  • Letter of recommendation (optional) 
  • Employment and education information
  • Resume

** NOTE: You will not be able to save and return to the application form. We recommend typing responses in a word processing document first and then pasting into the form when you're ready to submit. 


 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
NACSA Registration
FAQS: NACSA and the Gen-I Career Success Fellowship Program
Additional Fellowship Information

For questions or comments please contact Cody Harjo, NAFOA Education Coordinator, at cody@nafoa.org or (202) 407-2368

 

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