CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship for Native Students

Published April 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) has partnered with Brown University Pre-College Programs to award full-tuition, residential scholarships for two Native students to attend a Brown University Pre-College program during Summer 2018. The CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship covers tuition, room and board, application fees, and program fees.

CNAY-Brown Scholars have three summer program options to choose from: Summer at Brown, the Brown Leadership Institute, and the Brown Environmental Learning Lab (BELL) at Rhode Island. All programs take place on or near Brown’s campus in Providence, Rhode Island.  Click here for more information.

All application materials are due at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Friday, April 15, 2018. CNAY will notify all applicants of their final application status by April 30, 2018.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Applicants for the CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship must meet all the following criteria. CNAY cannot make exception to eligibility requirements.

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school grades 9-12;
  • Must identify as Indigenous and reside within the United States;
  • Must demonstrate connection to tribal culture and/or community; and
  • Must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program.

HOW TO APPLY:
A complete application includes all of the following materials, which must be submitted online to CNAY by 11:59 PT on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

  • CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship Application. Requires brief written responses to multiple prompts and transcript (unofficial transcripts acceptable).
  • Recommendation Form #1 (submitted online by recommender). This form should be submitted by a guidance counselor, principal, or headmaster commenting on the student’s engagement, maturity, grit, and motivation for participating in the Brown Pre-College Summer Program of the applicant’s choice.
  • Recommendation Form #2 (submitted online by recommender). This form must be submitted by an instructor who teaches in a field closely related to the program and course the applicant hopes to attend at Brown University. The recommender’s comments should describe the student’s knowledge of that field, overall intellectual curiosity, and assess the student’s qualification to engage in concentrated study. This recommendation should speak to the applicant’s potential to benefit from the experience at Brown.

For more information about the CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship, click here.

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