2015 Pitzer College/WesternU’s Natives 2 College Pipeline Program Application!

CHECK IT OUT!!!

The 2015 Pitzer College/WesternU’s Natives 2 College Pipeline Program Student Application will be here tomorrow (technically here already except on the West Coast)!

We have made a lot of new changes, so please take the time to carefully read all the new directions/program changes and GET EXCITED!!!

Highlights of the exciting activities for summer 2015 will come soon. For now, tell your friends and family and urge them to fill out an application.

– The Pipeline Program

Surfing and dancing and Science

It was nice that we were able experience and participate in the dance, the trip to western university was also amazing, I learned much about the research that graduate students do, along with the requirements that it takes to become a doctor. How important it is to do good in school to be able to accomplish these things. Also I never realized how cool Myan math is and how complex it is. I wonder what my math teacher would think if I used that on a no calculator test??  We also watched a movie that explained how important surfing was to the Hawaiian people, which is nice to know that their traditions are very important to them.

Link Roundup!: Student Study Resources

Here is a bunch of helpful links from the Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC). We wanted to pass on the information to you!

American Indian Higher Education Consortium: (AIHEC) all Tribal Colleges
http://www.aihec.org/college.html

General homework assistance sites:
http://encarta.msn.com/webcenter_0/Homework_Sites.html
http://www.infoplease.com/homework/
http://www.geocities.com/ivonebl/
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/index.html
http://www.homeworkspot.com/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/homework/

Math assistance–all levels & review:
http://www.math.com/students/practice.html
http://www.math.com/
http://www.webmath.com/

How to write a essay:
http://www.english.bham.ac.uk/staff/tom/teaching/howto/essay.htm
http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~stone/boyer
http://members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/essay/

Online Almanacs, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias:
http://www.factmonster.com/
http://www.britannica.com/
http://dictionary.reference.com/
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

SAT study sites:
http://education.yahoo.com/college/essentials/practice_tests/sat/
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html

FAFSA Information:
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/fafsa.jsp

BIA Higher Education Assistance
http://www.oiep.bia.edu/

Cal Grant Information
http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?ID=20

Scholarships
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http://www.brokescholar.com/index.cfm?CMP=KNL-KO2345369229

Preparing for College
http://www.webcom.com/~career/college_prep.html
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/Prepare/index.html
http://www.collegeprep101.com/

Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs and Indian Education:
http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/education.html

 

UCLA Certificate Program: Working in Contemporary Native Nations

Interested in learning more about issues facing Native America today? Federal Indian Law and Policy? Or Protecting Cultural Property?

Spring Quarter for online UCLA extension classes are starting soon (March 30th). The sign up process is very easy AND there is a easy scholarship to sign up for too so don’t let those dollar signs intimidate you. I cannot recommend these classes enough.You can take 1 class at a time or two at once. There are small weekly assignments that are usually class discussions, three short papers, and a final paper.

They do require a lot of reading and writing but you will get so much out of it. You get to virtually meet different Native people from all walks of life from around the US and sometimes other countries. In each class, you get up-to-date on current pressing issues facing Indian Country, how to think critically about them, and be informed!

https://www.uclaextension.edu/pages/ProgramDetails.aspx?reg=TT309

 

Inter Tribal Sports (ITS) Scholarship

ITS Logo2
(It looks like it is scholarship season!)
ITS Scholarship Program- 2014
Recognizing outstanding Native American students in southern California
 
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Deadline to apply is Friday, May 9
 
Inter Tribal Sports, Inc., announces the 2014  ITS Scholarship Awards Program. Under the Program, a total of $4,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Native American youth from the ITS service area in southern California. Graduating high school seniors or current college students attending a university, junior college, or trade school are eligible to apply.  Applications may be downloaded from the Inter Tribal Sports website at http://www.intertribalsports.org. Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, or email.
Applicants  submit a complete application, including application, resume, statement of financial need, essay, school transcript, and letters of recommendation by 5:00 pm, Friday, May 9th, 2014. Applicants may call the Inter Tribal Sports office at (951) 719-3444 to confirm receipt of your application.
*All former or current ITS participants who are Native American high school seniors planning to attend college and/or current college students are encouraged to apply.*
Good luck! And again, if you need someone to help you with your essay, please let me (Elizabeth) know.
 

2014 Applications

The 2014 Pitzer’s Native American Summer Pipeline to College Program Student and Mentor Applications are now out!

They are posted under the 2014 Application tab. They can also be found on the Pipeline FB group. If you cannot access or open the applications, please email us at scott_scoggins@pitzer.edu and we will send them to you.

Please pay close attention to the new dates:

Pipeline 2014 Session: July 27–August 10, 2014

Mentor Training: July 23–26, 2014

Student Application Due Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Student Application Notification of Decision: Friday, April 25, 2014 by 5 p.m.

Mentor Application Due Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Mentor Application Notification of Decision: Friday, April 25, 2014 by 5 p.m.

There have been some changes to the applications themselves; we have added sections like letters of recommendations and essays. If you need any help understanding the new application, please let us know.

Good luck and we look forward to reading all your applications.

October 19th – College Day at Pomona/Pitzer Part 2

Hello again,

In case the previous post was a bit confusing, I would like to clarify it.The Career Ladder in the morning (8-noon) is at Western University and part of the usual Health Career Ladder Programming that WesternU does. The College Day activities starts at 2pm at Pitzer. We thought it would be easier for Sherman and other students to come out for the whole day instead of a few hours.

Here is the Flyer Detailing the College Day activities at 2pm starting at Pitzer below.

October 19th College Day Flyer

 

 

 

October 19th – College Day at Pitzer/Pomona!

Hello Pipeline Family,

We are having an College Day event at Pitzer/Pomona on Saturday, October 19th. The following email is from Simone, the newest member of the Pipeline team.

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Dear Students and Families,

Greetings from the Pipeline to College program at Pitzer College! First of all, thank you to all the students and families for being part of this program.

Second, I’d like to briefly introduce myself. My name is Simone Prince-Eichner, and I have just joined the Pipeline program as the College Prep Outreach Coordinator for Native students. I am a sophomore at Pomona College. My heritage is Jewish, through my mother, and German, through my father. At Pomona, I am planning to major in either history or international relations, and I am considering a career in law—human rights law, treaty rights law, or environmental law. I really enjoy cooking (and eating) all different kinds of food from around the world, being outside, making art, and cuddling with my cat! I am honored to be part of the Pipeline to College community, and I look forward to meeting all those whose paths cross with the Pipeline program.

On behalf of the Pipeline program, I would like to invite you all to our Pipeline to College “College Day for Native Students” event on Saturday, October 19th, at Pitzer College.  In addition to the College Day at Pitzer College, students are encouraged to attend a morning open house for Native Students at Western University of Health Sciences.

What’s Happening on October 19th:
What: American Indian Health Career Ladder Program
When: Saturday, October 19th
           9:00 am – 12:00 noon (open house)
           12:00-1:00 – (lunch)
Where: Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA
About: The Pomona/American Indian Health Career Ladder is a program at Western University of Health Sciences where the University opens up its doors to Native youth and students in the Pomona school district to foster interest in, and learn about, health science careers. Student participants will learn about   planning careers as physicians, dentists, veterinarians, physical therapists, physician assistants, podiatrists, optometrists, pharmacists, and more. Past examples of workshops include: fingerprinting, Diabetes, blood tests, and the importance of healthy eating.

What: College Day for Native Students
When: Saturday October 19
           2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (workshops and tours)
           6:00 pm-7:00 pm (dinner)
Where: Pitzer College – Founders Room (Inside McConnell Center)
About: After an official Pitzer welcome, Bright Prospect will be leading a workshop and discussion on how to navigate college, support networks, the application process, and how to speak out for yourself. Following Bright Prospect, students will be given a back-to-back tour of both the Pitzer and Pomona campuses. Lastly, Pomona students will lead a Mock Interview workshop, where students can practice their interview skills in small groups with peers and gain tips on how to have a successful interview. Dinner at the Frary Dining Hall will give students a glimpse into the everyday life in college.