Date: Summer 2015
Location: Colorado State University
Lodging: Colorado State University Residence Hall

Program Overview

The Native Education Forum is a five day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will gain university classroom experience, earn one academic credit, research issues critical to Native American/Indigenous communities, and get valuable assistance from professionals in the university application process. While on campus, students will have the chance to interact with university faculty, staff and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate important issues that affect indigenous communities.

Program Highlights

  • Explore Native American/Indigenous issues
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Work with CSU faculty, staff and students
  • Live and work for five days on a university campus
  • Strengthen your college/university application
  • Improve your academic research skills
  • Earn one college credit
  • Students who participate in the 2013 Native Education Forum and are admitted as freshmen to Colorado State University with a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and meet specific course requirements may be eligible to receive the Partnership Award. Funds for this award are disbursed over four years of continuous enrollment at Colorado State University.

Who Should Apply?

You’re a candidate for NEF if you’re finishing your sophomore or junior year in high school, you have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher, you’re interested in Native American/Indigenous issues, and you’re a leader in school, family or community activities.

The application will open February 1, 2015.