There are a number of resources for students, ranging from student organizations to actual student support service programs. Some resources are supplementary programs specific to students who transfer or are focused on specific fields of study. Most of the resources available for American Indian students are listed here. Specifically, resources which have webpages available.
AIBL is the only American Indian non-profit organization, solely dedicated to empowering business students in the United States. Our programs are designed to engage students in activities that stimulate, enhance, and expand educational experiences beyond traditional academic methods. All students are encouraged to participate in AIBL regardless of race, academic major, or career objectives.
The mission of the Bridges program is to improve tribal college student learning, leading to high student achievement in science by creating opportunities for students to participate in summer science activities in a university setting, providing professional development for tribal college teachers, and providing mentoring experiences which will lead to students' successful completion of science majors and degree programs.
The University of Montana´s Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) provides academic and support services for disadvantaged students who want to pursue a career in pharmacy, physical therapy, or other health sciences.
The Indian Law Clinic at The University of Montana School of Law was established in 1980 as a component of the school's clinical education program. Designed to provide students with practical experience regarding Indian law issues, the Indian Law Clinic is an in-house clinical program focusing primarily on issues and problems affecting tribal governments and justice systems located in Montana and Wyoming. The Indian Law Clinic provides legal research and technical assistance on Indian law issues to a variety of individuals and entities. Due to limited resources, the Indian Law Clinic generally provides assistance on matters impacting tribal sovereignty, cultural preservation and economic conditions within Indian country.
The Indians into Psychology program is offered in conjunction with The University of Montana - Department of Psychology and the Indian Health Service to assist American Indians/Alaska Natives who are psychology students. The InPsych Program is essentially a scholarship program that provides scholarships to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native students accepted into the Clinical Psychology program. When money is available scholarships are also offered to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate students. In addition, a 2-week Summer Program is offered to students seriously contemplating a career in clinical psychology.
Internships provide undergraduate and graduate students a means to integrate classroom learning with practical job experience.
The purpose of Kyi-Yo organization is to unify and provide for communication among Native American students, to foster a strong sense of cultural identity and to promote extra curricular activities that bridge the University of Montana-Missoula with the community of Missoula and its Native American residents.
The mission of the Native American Center of Excellence at the University of Montana School of Pharmacy and Allied Health is to facilitate the identification, recruitment, retention, and professional development of American Indian/Alaska Native students who are interested in pursuing careers in health care delivery or research. The COE offers a wide variety of activities and programs that contribute to the students' overall academic performance and development.
The Native American Natural Resource Program (NANRP) is dedicated to providing Native students with the services and resources they need for a successful academic experience here at The University of Montana.
The mission of the Native American Research Laboratories (NARL) at The University of Montana is provide American Indian undergraduate students and graduate students with "hands-on" research opportunities in basic sciences and biomedical sciences in a culturally-relevant cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural environment. Although NARL is dedicated to increasing the number of indigenous students pursuing advanced degrees in the sciences, we also employ non-Native and international students in order to promote cross-cultural research collaboration and a diverse educational environment.
Contact Information: Jason Begay, Director 406-243-2191
TRiO Student Support Services is a program funded by the US Department of Education created to offer a range of services aimed at increasing the success rate of eligible students at The University of Montana.
The Undergraduate Advising Center is a university service staffed by professional advisors and peer advising assistants committed to helping undergraduate students achieve a successful college experience.
The University of Montana respects, welcomes, encourages, and celebrates the differences among us. In recognition of this commitment, we value all members of the campus community, not in spite of, but because of their differences. The resultant value ambience influences the way our students perceive the world. These experiences enrich us with a greater understanding of the human condition and the challenges all people must confront in a rapidly changing, increasingly globalized, and ever more interdependent world society. --George M. Dennison, President
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