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Native American College Planning Considerations: Part 3

Native American College Planning Considerations: Part 3 – Cultural Support Native American college planning is a specialized area of concentration in school counseling and college counseling, which includes the exploring cultural supports for Native students on campus.  Providing this type of service requires specific training and expertise in culturally responsive

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Native American College Planning Considerations: Part 2

Native American College Planning Considerations: Part 2 – Campus Experiences Native American college planning is a specialized area of concentration in school counseling and college counseling, which includes the identification of campus experiences for Native students.  Providing this type of service requires specific training and expertise in culturally responsive counseling.

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Native American College Planning Considerations: Part 1

Native American College Planning Considerations: Part 1 – Academic Opportunities Native American college planning is a specialized area of concentration in school counseling and college counseling.  Providing this type of service requires specific training and expertise in culturally responsive counseling. Consider this recent Minnesota School Counselor Association article entitled “Cultivating

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Finding Scholarships for Native Americans

Native American Status Overview When researching Native American scholarships, four primary categories of eligibility arise.  These categories include: Enrolled Member/Tribal Citizen Direct Descendant of an Enrolled Member Lineal Descendant Self-Identified In order to support Native American students to discover scholarship matches, a strong understanding in the previously mentioned categories is

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5 Full Tuition Scholarships for Native Americans

“Scholarships for Native Americans” is a common internet search query for Native students seeking financial support to attend college.  According to the Postsecondary National Policy Institute, over half of Native American college students – 54% – require financial assistance to attend college.  However, when searching for these types scholarships, students

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6 Native American Tuition Waiver Programs to Consider

Native American tuition waiver program is an exclusive offering that can help Native American students eliminate tuition costs at colleges and universities. Although many internet searches reveal two to three common Native American tuition waiver programs, there are several lesser-known opportunities. These programs may be more accessible in terms of

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5 Native American College Programs that Support Cultural Identity

Native American college programs can support cultural identity.  First allow me to share some of my background.  Since 2013, my role as a school counselor has been to guide Native American students towards college attendance.  I entered the job a bit naively and believed that I could simply transfer my

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Platform Updates and Corrections

CollegeBound Journey was created out of a need to encourage and support Native American student matriculation rates through access to culturally relevant information and resources.  It was envisioned in 2020, conceptualized in 2021, and launched in 2022. The road to this point has been hours and months of researching, networking,

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Honoring Culture in the College Planning Process

Whenever I have the opportunity to describe CollegeBound Journey and the importance of honoring culture in the college planning process, I am usually met with a blank stare.  As school and college counselors, we are so conditioned to believe that factors like GPA, college selectivity, test scores are vital to

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