We hope this list is useful for you! The following resources are a short list used during the College Horizons program or are the sites the CH staff prefer to use. For more opportunities, please follow us on facebook and twitter where we regularly post scholarships, internships, summer programs and other college enrichment opportunities.
Resources for High School Students
- AISES Winds of Change College Guide
- Big Future - Search engine and college planner for high schools students
- I'm First - Search engine and college resource geared towards first-generation students
- CNAY - The Center for Native American Youth is dedicated to improving the health, safety and overall well-being of Native American youth through communication, policy development and advocacy.
- LEDA - LEDA is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying and developing the academic and leadership potential of exceptional public high school students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
- INSPIRE - The INSPIRE Initiative, spearheaded by the Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP), is a multimedia campaign aimed at motivating indigenous high school students to finish their education and become more politically involved.
Resources for Educators & Counselors
These free articles detail helpful steps and span a range of topics – find them on the College Board’s resource for college guidance professionals: professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance
- “Creating Your School Profile”
- “Recommendations: Counselor Tips”
- “Recommendations: Teacher Tips”
- “First-Generation Students”
- “Supporting a College-Going Culture”
- “College Application Fee Waivers”
- “Admission Decisions: What Counts”
- “Facilitating the Application Process”
- “Visits from College Reps”
Two of the best guides for both parents and students geared specifically for low-income, first-generation Native students are:
- Center for Student Opportunity’s, College Access & Opportunity Guide
- Winds of Change Magazine’s, Annual College Guide for American Indians (Highlights 300 colleges and universities that offer Native student programs & services)
Financial Aid & Financing College
For Students and Families:
Conferences & Professional Development Opportunities