N.O.W. – National Native American Youth Initiative

Hau Koda (Hello my friend in the Dakota language),This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the National Native American Youth Initiative application. The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) announced that the application process is now open for the 16th Annual National Native American Youth Initiative. This program is offered to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are at least 16 years old and interested in pursuing a career in health care or biomedical research. As part of this program, selected Native students will learn about the health care field through workshops conducted by American Indian physicians. These Native physicians will also serve as mentors to youth participants. Students and counselors are housed on the George Washington University campus in Washington, DC from June 21 through June 29. Travel, lodging, and most meals will be paid for by AAIP.

To apply, student must submit the following items to AAIP:

  • A one-page personal statement;
  • Most recent academic transcript;
  • One recommendation letter and one recommendation form (included in the application packet);
  • Photograph; and
  • Copy of Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood.

Application Link: http://www.aaip.org/programs/student-programs/subscribe-to-programs/
Application Deadline: May 23, 2014 

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 the Center for Native American Youth.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us back and let us know what types of Native youth opportunities you are looking for and we can be sure to include them in upcoming emails. We invite you to share your feedback.

Center for Native American Youth

About the Center for Native American Youth
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of CNAY is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention. How you can help.


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