How to Apply

To apply to the Native American and Indigenous Scholars Collaborative, you must first be accepted into one of 2 graduate programs in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology:

Both programs are nationally approved and lead to professional credentials to work in public schools.

Application to these graduate programs will require readiness in personal, professional, and cross-cultural areas.  Both of these programs — and the NAISC Project — are demanding of heart, mind, time, and commitment.

Applying to SHPA

All Native and Indigenous Scholars must first be accepted to one of the graduate programs, and then apply to the project.

Application to the Native American and Indigenous Scholars Collaborative requires the submission of the application form (below), resumé or vita, a personal statement regarding your potential as a Scholar, and an assurance statement regarding your relationship and commitments to Native American/ Indigenous communities. (This usually occurs after admission to one of the graduate programs). A selected group is invited to interview.

We encourage you to speak with the SHPA Project Director or Graduate Assistant about the programs and application process well before applications are due.

Scholar Application Form