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  • GH 2018 Postponed While Version 2.0 is in the Works

    This coming summer of 2018, we will not be hosting our regularly schedule Graduate Horizons program. Instead, our organization will be taking this time to carry out a thoughtful re-envisioning of the program. After 10 successful workshops which have collectively served approximately 500 participants, we have learned so much from our talented students, faculty and partner institutions. Armed with this experience and data, we are inspired and excited to make some adjustments that will allow us to better serve our students during the pre-graduate stage of their educational journey. A GH Advisory Committee comprised of a cross-sector mix of partner institutions, faculty, alumni and pre-graduate educators will work with the Executive Director to evaluate the program, dive into our internal data, and make recommendations for a Graduate Horizons 2.0.

    If you haven't heard, 2018 will also be College Horizons’ Twentieth Anniversary and we are taking advantage of this opportunity to strengthen the connective tissue between our programs. Having introduced the inaugural Scholars Program in 2017, a program that helps our students make a strong transition into college, we will strategize how all three of our programs can better flow into one another. In this way, once a student enters our programs, we are better equipped to make a continual impact in their lives as they continue crossing critical junctures by equipping them with tools to navigate those challenges at each stage of their journey. This has been our goal all along and we are pleased to be making progress!

    Again, thank you for your interest and understanding – we will be in touch as soon as we have more news to share! In the meantime, we encourage prospective applicants of GH to continue registering on our website (www.graduatehorizons.org/apply) so that we can connect you with our partner schools and graduate admission officers. Anyone interested in hearing about forthcoming programs can use the same form to sign up for updates as they become available.

    Warm Regards,
    Carmen Lopez, Executive Director

  • CH Director on Native America Calling

    Executive Director Carmen Lopez, was recently featured on a Native America Calling show focused on scholarships. On the show, she and other speakers detail steps that students can take to secure funding to make college more affordable. Take a listen to the show that was recorded on October 4, 2016 at the following link: http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/tuesday-october-4-2016-scholarships/

  • College Horizons' Executive Director Interviewed by NPR

    A short piece on College Horizons was recently published by NPR, featuring an interview with our Executive Director, Carmen Lopez. We anticipate a longer piece to be published in the near future.  Stay tuned for more info and see the full NPR article here!