Pi:wo! (Hello in the Tutelo Saponi language of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe)!
This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares
the Native American
Political Leadership Program!
The Native American
Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native
American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students offered through the
Semester in Washington Politics (SIWP) at the George Washington University (GWU).
NAPLP is a scholarship for students who are
interested in political development. It is open to undergraduate and
graduate students, including those who have completed their undergraduate
degree but have not yet enrolled in a graduate program.
While in the program students will be required to
take two core classes and participate in an internship. SIWP staff will
help students find and apply for internships that match the student’s
interests and experience. Weekly networking events will be available to the
students to experience Washington, DC, including events coordinated by the
U.S. Supreme Court, the White House, and other key stakeholders on Capitol
Hill. NAPLP participants will have the option to be paired with a mentor
who can provide guidance throughout the semester. Most mentors are alumni
of SIWP, and all are political professionals working in Washington, D.C.
The NAPLP scholarship will cover tuition and fees for the two core classes, housing
in a GWU dormitory, a stipend for books and living expenses, and one
round-trip ticket to and from D.C. There
is no application fee for those applying for the NAPLP scholarship.
NAPLP scholarships are awarded to students based on academic ability,
leadership potential, and an interest in politics. Students from all tribes
across Indian Country are welcome to apply. For more information or to
apply please visit NAPLP website.
2014 Program Dates:
January 13, 2014 – April 25, 2014
Application Deadline: November 15, 2013
**This is not a postmark deadline – all
application materials must be received by this date.
We encourage you to visit our website (www.cnay.org) for a comprehensive list
of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant
opportunities, etc.). Thank you for your continued support and interest in
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