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Tag: Native American Students
We Must Not Leave Nontraditional Students Behind as COVID-19 Forces Colleges Online
In just a matter of weeks, millions of students will be attending college online and yet few traditional schools are adequately prepared. America’s higher education industry is wading into a minefield—it is difficult to effectively support students when the very instructors and administrators they rely on are also in unfamiliar territory. But the risk of failure will be even greater for a variety of marginalized student groups like minorities, first-generation students, transfer students, and others. As classes resume, schools must devote special attention to these groups.
September 8, 2020
Study: Minority Student Enrollment Hasn’t Kept Pace With Demographic Trends in States That Have Affirmative Action Bans
Enrollment of underrepresented minorities at public universities has not kept pace with demographic trends in states that have banned affirmative action, a new study finds. In these states, the portion of underrepresented minorities among students admitted and enrolling in public universities has steadily lost ground relative to changing demographic trends among high school graduates, based […]
April 8, 2020
University of Wyoming Works with Partners to Establish Arapaho Language School
Through a partnership with the University of Wyoming (UW) and the Northern Arapaho Tribe, an immersion dual language school will be established for K-16 students to help save the Arapaho language from extinction.
November 12, 2019
NASA Offers Educational Program for Community College Students
For science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community college students, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offers the chance to see and experience those careers first-hand.
October 25, 2019
American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Now Open
The American Indian College Fund’s signature scholarship program, The Full Circle Scholarship, which supports Native American college students, is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 recipients. The American Indian College Fund donates millions of dollars to thousands of Native American students pursuing degrees in higher education each year. One percent of college students around the country […]
January 25, 2019
Tribal Colleges and Native Organizations are ‘Growing Their Own’ Faculty
Native American leaders and organizations point out that there is high demand for educators at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) as the institutions seek to prepare their students to become nationbuilders and sustain the history and vibrancy of Native cultures and languages.
November 19, 2018
Community Is Key for Native American Scholars
Building a supportive network is crucial for Native American scholars, many of whom are the only scholars in their field at a college or university.
November 15, 2018
Delaware Tribe of Indians Enter into Partnership Aimed to Educate
A new partnership between a Pennsylvania university and a Native American tribe aims to increase cultural awareness among students and establish a new curriculum at the institution. East Stroudsburg University (ESU) and the Delaware Tribe of Indians signed a Memorandum of Understanding in September.
November 15, 2018
American Indian College Fund & United Health Foundation Award 11 Native American College Students with Scholarships
The American Indian College Fund has collaborated with the United Health Foundation to award 11 Native American North Dakota college students with scholarships through United Health’s Foundation Tribal Wellness Scholarship Program. The United Health Foundation Tribal Wellness Scholarship Program inspires Native American college students to pursue careers in the mental health field to help their […]
November 14, 2018
Dartmouth Cultivates Vibrant Native American Studies Program
The education of Native American youth was part of the charter when Dartmouth College opened its stately doors two and a half centuries ago. But it wasn’t until recent years that the school began graduating indigenous students in significant numbers, and its Native American Studies program has emerged as one of the strongest in the United States.
November 14, 2018
New Initiative Seeks to Unite Native-Serving Institutions
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, or WICHE, has launched a new collaboration of Native-Serving Institutions that is hoped to benefit more than five million people in the country who identify as Native American.
January 18, 2018
Universities Find Building ‘Home’ on Campus Conducive to Native Americans’ Success
Educators say that the ability to build a sense of community on campus is most critical for attracting and retaining Native American students.
December 8, 2014
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