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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


January 24, 2004 - Issue 105


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Opportunities - Page One


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Here you will find listings of:


  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.

We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.


We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare


To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button



Dakota Language Short Course

Glenn Wasicuna is teaching the Dakota language on 2/17, 2/19, 2/24, and 2/26 from 12:30-2:20 in the Interdisciplinary Studies course "Indigenous People Globally"at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Anyone from off campus who wishes to attend these sessions should contact me for further information and registration as an auditor at

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Deadline extended to January 30, 2004

The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) is still accepting applications for its student conference that will take place Friday, February 27 and February 28, 2004 at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel. THIS CONFERENCE IS FREE OF CHARGE AND WILL OFFER MEALS AT NO COST TO PARTICIPANTS. Participants will pay only for their travel and lodging, and can receive discounted rates at hotels in the area.

Post-docs, medical/dental, graduate, college students and high school seniors and juniors (particularly African-American, Hispanic American and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) interested in or currently studying in biomedical, biotechnology and science-related fields, such as medicine, chemistry, physics, biology, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, physical therapy, public health, allied health or environmental science.

For application and registration information please contact Lise Kaye:

Lise D. Kaye
Executive Director
Biomedical Science Careers Program
c/o Minority Faculty Development Program
Harvard Medical School
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115-5818
Phone: (617) 432-0552

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The Headland Indian Health Careers Program is an eight-week summer program (June 6 - July 31, 2004) designed to increase the science and mathematics backgrounds and communication skills of American Indian students interested in a health career and presently in their senior year of high school or freshman year of college. Applicants should have completed at least two years of algebra and two science courses and maintained at least a 2.50 GPA (B-/C+ average) in high school.

This academic enrichment and reinforcement program consists of mini-block courses in Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Communication and Writing Skills and is designed to increase the students' backgrounds and skills so they may achieve levels of performance necessary for rigorous college academics. Topics are presented in a series of lectures and laboratories, which are complemented with individual tutorials.

Participants receive: All expenses paid (room, board, and round trip airfare) and $500 stipend. The program will be held on the main campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Counselor positions are also available: College Upperclassmen and Health Professional Students will be selected to serve as dorm counselors, tutors, and role models for the participants. Counselors will be provided with free room and board during the eight week program as well as transportation costs and receive a $1,600.00 stipend.

WARNING: This is not a summer camp, it is an intensive and rigorous academic program. If the applicant is expecting an easy summer they will be rudely disappointed. Participant will be expected to attend all classes and field trips, keep up with a rigorous schedule and large amounts of homework, and give a formal cultural presentation (speech) and write a term paper on their tribe.

For more information visit our web site: Print out a copy or our application material by clicking "How to Apply." Application deadline is March 15.

If you have any questions, or are unable to print the application materials, feel free to call us at 405-271-2250 or email us at

The Headlands Program is sponsored by the Oklahoma Native American EXPORT Center.

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UNCF/Pfizer Corporate Scholars Program
Application Deadline: 01/31/2004

UNCF and Pfizer have partnered to provide rising college juniors, seniors, graduate students and 1st year law school students with an opportunity to gain invaluable internship experience. Students, with the exception of 1st year law school students, earn a scholarship up to $15,000 while 1st year law students earn a premium internship pay.

Selected students participate in an 8-10 week summer internship at Pfizer corporate facilities and are eligible to receive scholars hip funding. Students will work with a best-in-class pharmaceutical company in a range of key business and research areas.

To apply, you must send the following items by January 31 to:

Pfizer/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program
P.O. Box 1435, Alexandria, Virginia 22313-9998

  • Official Transcript
  • Two Faculty Recommendation Letters
  • Resume
  • Official Undergraduate Transcript if a Grad or Law Student.

Award: Up to $15,000
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Majors: Business, Finance, Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Resources, Law, Pre-vet, Animal Science, Supply Chain Management, Organizational Development


Application: Apply Online at

For additional information about this and similar programs, visit:

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PFLAG National Scholarships Program
Application Deadline: 03/15/04

PFLAG is pleased to announce the inauguration of its National Scholarships Program on January 15th, 2004. The National Scholarships Program consists of nine scholarships of $2,500 and fourteen scholarships of $1,000 funded by the Palmer B. Carson Trust (a PFLAG bequest) and The Dow Chemical Company.

The scholarships are for high school graduating seniors entering higher education in fall 2004. Palmer B. Carson-PFLAG scholarships are restricted to self-identified LGBT students, and The Dow Chemical Company-PFLAG scholarships are available to self-identified LGBT students, and to students who are supportive of, or involved with, the LGBT community.

After January 15th, 2004, students may download the application materials from Application materials will also be distributed through PFLAG's 500 national chapters. The deadline for completed applications is March 15th, 2004.

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Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship Program
Application Deadline: 02/03/2004

The Udall Foundation established the Native American Congressional Internship Program to give Native American college students an opportunity to learn about the federal government from the inside. Each year, twelve candidates are selected for a ten-week, intensive internship in Washington, D.C.

Applicants for the internship program must:

  • Be an enrolled member of a recognized tribe.
  • Be a college junior, senior, graduate student, law student or graduating from a tribal college. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA or B average.
  • Have an interest in tribal government and policy.
Interns are provided with the following:
  • Airfare to and from Washington, D.C.
  • Dormitory lodging at a local university
  • Daily allowance sufficient for meals, transportation, and incidentals
  • A $1,200 educational stipend to be paid at the conclusion of the internship

The completed application package must be received by February 3, 2004.
Please mail to:

Morris K. Udall Internship Program
130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-1922

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing your application, please contact Program Manager Kristin Kelling at (520) 670-5609 or (520) 670-5529, or e-mail at

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The Conservation Careers Diversity Internship Program
Application Deadline: 02/09/2004

The Conservation Careers Diversity Internship Program offers students an opportunity to work with and be mentored by world-class scientists, managers, and educators on pressing conservation and environmental concerns throughout the United States. US Fish and Wildlife Service program areas such as the National Wildlife Refuge System, Fisheries, Ecological Services field stations, and Migratory Bird and Law Enforcement offices provide unique challenges for students who want to learn and grow as professionals while they make a real-world contribution.

Interns will receive:

  • A $4,800 stipend for 12 weeks ($400/week)
  • Free housing or a $1,000 housing allowance
  • $300 for relocation assistance

For specific internship information and an application, please contact Josephine Xiong at, 617-426-4783, ext. 142. or visit us online at

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