Luggage Policy: Due to space limitations, all participants are allowed a maximum of two (2) pieces of luggage. This is a strict policy and the Native Youth to College Program will not be responsible for paying any luggage fees incurred by participants. A sleeping bag and bedding (Sheets, blankets, pillows, etc) are required.
Pitzer’s dormitory-style living quarters feature a bed, mattress, desk, chair, shelves, closet and set of drawers. At Wishtoyo, plan to layer clothing, as weather conditions tend to change from cool and damp in the mornings to bright, warm, and windy during the afternoons. On the trip to Wishtoyo, students will only be allowed to bring one (1) bag and a backpack.
All students will need to bring the following:
Very Important – Do Not Forget!
● Plastic Camping plate/cup/utensils – (dollar store has good options, it doesn’t have to be camping quality)
● A blanket or sleeping bag
● INHALERS if you have asthma/allergies!!!
● Necessary Medications
● Extra-long twin size sheets
● A pillow
● A towel
● Bathing suit
● Body soap/shampoo/conditioner
● Sunblock, personal, and feminine hygiene items
● Water Bottle
● Quarters for Laundry
● Sunglasses & Regular Glasses and their cases
● Contact lenses and solution, case
● Closed toed Shoes (like Sneakers) – Required for WesternU!
● Flip Flops
● Day Pack or Backpack for supplies like notebooks, etc.
● Notebook, pens, pencils
● Regalia (Optional)
● Clothing appropriate for the program. This means no ripped clothing, nothing see-through, nothing with offensive writing or images, nothing too revealing or inappropriate (this means no mini skirts, too low tops, very baggy pants, etc.)
Looking for a Scholarship for College? The American Indian College Fund has $$ for you.
- U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
- Enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university
- Full-time enrollment (Full Circle applicants only).
- Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. You can use this website to trace Indian ancestry.
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required for most scholarships (TCU Scholarship Program may have exceptions; contact your financial aid office for more details)
- Submission of a completed online application.
If you are going to a NON-Tribal School, apply for the Full Circle Scholarship.
If you are going to a TRIBAL College (TCU), apply for the TCU Scholarship AND the Full Circle Scholarship!
Full Circle Scholarship Deadline: May 31st!
TCU Scholarship Deadline: Depends on your TCU; call them.
If you want to apply and need help, let us know!
Here’s some tips too: http://collegefund.org/student-resources/…/application-tips/
If you are local and interested in the health careers, come out this Saturday to Western University of Health Sciences for the AIHCL (American Indian Health Career Ladder Sessions)! Sign up here: http://www.westernu.edu/ladder-american-indian/apply.php
Please come out to celebrate the Graduation and achievements of the 2016 Native Youth to College Program students!
Graduation will be Friday, August 5th, 2016 (see invite below). It will also be livestreamed here for those who cannot be here in person!:
Livestream Link: 2016 Native Youth to College Graduation Livestream
EXTENSION ON STUDENT AND MENTOR DUE DATES!