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Identify Culturally Supportive Resources in The College Planning Process.
Expanding the Circle
For many of our families, our children are first generation college students. An important element to the college planning process is identifying colleges matches. As a family, we need to ensure that our children are identifying colleges that acknowledge and support our culture.
College planning tools used in most schools exclude culture considerations, such as community building, cultural majors, language acquisition, Elders, and cultural practices/ceremonies. Our students need to be culturally connected to a campus in order to have a positive and successful experience.
CollegeBound Journey empowers Families to identify culturally supportive resources in the college planning process with their children.
The CollegeBound Journey Features Overview
Our college search aligns with the recommendations described within The American Indian College Fund’s Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education and Native American College Student Transition Theory.
The CollegeBound Journey – College Search filter includes:
Scholarships for Native American Students
Paying for college is can be a major barrier for our Native American students. The CollegeBound Journey Scholarship Database assists students to locate possible avenues of funding to support their education.
Scholarships included in the CollegeBound Journey database:
Pre-College & Summer Opportunities
Pre-college programs allow students to experience college in a safe space with other Native American students. This experience can aid students to visualize themselves attending college in the future. Summer programs can add cultural enrichment and network opportunities. The CollegeBound Journey Pre-College and Summer Program database contains a listing of Native American only pre-college and summer experiences.
CollegeBound Journey Pre-College & Summer Program Database includes: