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Native Pathways to College

nativepathwayslogoThe goal of the Native Pathways to College program is to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in college, support successful transfer of two-year tribal college and university (TCU) students to four-year institutions, and increase the admissions testing and college readiness of high school students through academic preparedness strategies. The Native Pathways program will assist Native students in applying to institutions including those with competitive admissions requirements.

1. Tribal College Transfer Coaching Program

When applying to participate in the TCU transfer program please fill out the application as much as you can. Approximate time to fill out application will be 5-10 minutes. Please note you will not have the opportunity to save your application. Once approved for the program you will receive a message stating you have been approved. There is no financial cost to be a part of the program, you only need to meet eligibility requirement. If you need more information, please contact us at nativepathways@collegefund.org

Eligibility Requirements for Transfer Program:
Students must be from Aaniiih Nakoda College; Stone Child College; Fort Peck Community College; Ilisagvik College; Little Big Horn College; Sisseton Wahpeton College; Cankdeska Cikana Community College; Turtle Mountain Community College; Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College; Leech Lake Tribal College; White Earth Tribal College; or Lac Courte Oreilles Community College.

2. High School Admissions Pathway Program

When applying to participate in the high school college pathways program, please fill out the application as much as you can. High school students will need to have a parent/guarding present when applying. Approximate time to fill out application will be 5-10 minutes. Please note you will not have the opportunity to save your application. Once approved for the program you will receive a message stating you have been approved. There is no financial cost to be a part of the program, you only need to meet eligibility requirement. For more information, please contact nativepathways@collegefund.org

Eligibility Requirements for High School Program:
Students must be from school districts in Todd County, S.D.; St. Francis, S.D.; White River, S.D.; Mandaree, N.D.; White Shield Public, N.D.; New Town, N.D.; Parshall, N.D.; Standing Rock, N.D.; McLaughlin, S.D.; Wakpala, S.D.; Menominee Indian, Wis.; Shawano, Wis.; Green Bay Southwest, Wis.; Seymour, Wis.; Oneida, Wis.; Bellingham, Wash.; Ferndale, Wash.; Squalicum, Wash.; Lummi Nation High School, Wash; Arlee, Mont.; Ronan, Mont.; Polson, Mont.; St. Ignatius, Mont.; Pine Ridge, S.D.; Red Cloud, S.D.; Little Wound, S.D.; Crazy Horse, S.D.; or high schools near Ilisagvik College.

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