2016 Recommendation Links Now Available

Good Morning Everyone!

It’s already February and just the other day it was January 1st, 2016!

Recommendation Links for both 2016 Mentor and Student Applications are now available.

Mentor Recommendation Link: http://forms.pitzer.edu/cec-mentor-recommendation-form/#gf_36

Student Recommendation Link: http://forms.pitzer.edu/cec-student-recommendation/

You can also find either of these by clicking on the 2016 Applications and then either the Student or Mentor Application tab in the Dropdown menu.

Please remember, you need 2 recommendations from someone who knows you and your work well – a teacher, a mentor, a boss, etc.

It’s never too early to ask for recommendations if you are applying for the program.

The ONLINE Student Application is Here!!

Hi everyone,

Thank you for the wait while we ironed out those pesky IT wrinkles.

THE ONLINE student application and recommendation form are available to fill out online.

It’s just like the paper application we sent out. There is an option as well to save your work and come back.

2015 Student Application: http://forms.pitzer.edu/cec-student-application/

2015 Student Recommendation Form:

Good luck and please let us know if you run into IT issues. If you do have issues, please contact scott_scoggins@pitzer.edu.

A big thank you to Joseph Dickson at Pitzer Office of Communications, for putting this together for us.

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

General homework assistance sites:

Math assistance–all levels & review:

How to write a essay:

Online Almanacs, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias:

SAT study sites:

FAFSA Information:

BIA Higher Education Assistance

Cal Grant Information


Preparing for College

Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs and Indian Education:



A small victory but a great one none the less😀 I talked to my history teacher about handing out informational sheets about Native Americans concerning the Native Boarding Schools and Native Genocide and he agreed to lat me pass them out tomorrow😄 Wish me luck and thank you Gina for your idea!!

History Class

This happened to me a month ago and I just thought I would share this experience with everyone.

In my history class we were talking about the genocide and the holocaust of the Jewish people and the genocide in Vietnam and the Rwanda genocide. My teacher was talking about all these things and I thought that he was for sure going to mention what happened here in America, but he didn’t. After class I went up to him and I recommend watching the movie Older Than America that explained the small part of what happened to Native people, I told him it was about the cultural genocide of Native American people and that we lost over millions of people, more than the Holocaust in Germany. What he said to me was really astonishing, “Well it wasn’t really a genocide. What happened in Germany was a genocide, they (Jewish People) had no way to fight back. Here in America the Indians fought back, and when they lost they were moved to reservations. Only, probably a million or two, died during the expansion of the west.” In my mind I was speechless. I simply replied, “Well I still recommend that you watch this movie.” he smiled and said, “Absolutely.” I said my good-bye and walked away from the classroom feeling sad, angry, and very upset. I was so upset that when I tried talking to my little brother about it, I started crying. I was asking my brother “How could it not be a genocide?! There were over 20 million of us here before the colonist came, and by 1970 there were 260,000. Where did they go? They didn’t move to Hawaii or any other place, they were gone, killed, how do you not call that genocide?”

I hope that everyone could have an open mind and try to learn the real history of how this great nation was made and what it was founded upon.