Rising Native Graduates is recruiting Scholars: undergraduate juniors and seniors pursuing graduate or professional school opportunities located within the Pacific Northwest region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington).

Apply today to elevate your education experience!

Scholar Questions:

Both academic coaching and mentoring utilize some of the same tools and techniques and both focus on personal development. However, academic coaching is a partnership with the student to work together to create effective strategies for reaching goals.

Yes, Rising Native Graduates is currently open to students in the Pacific Northwest region. But we hope to elevate and offer this program to all of our American Indian Graduate Center Scholars in the future. We will keep you posted!

Yes, we are currently offering the program to Native juniors and seniors who are pursuing graduate or professional school. 

In addition to gaining knowledge and skills that will help prepare Student Participants apply and be accepted to a graduate or professional program, they will have the opportunity to grow their professional network. Participants will also be eligible for gift cards for participating in surveys and other activities offered by the program.

Ideally we would like Student Participants to commit through their first semester of graduate or professional school and minimally one (1) semester.

We anticipate a weekly commitment of 30 minutes to 1 hour, during which times Student Participants will log into the online platform to respond to communications, check for program updates and/or participate in program activities.

Questions? Contact: American Indian Graduate Center Rising Native Graduates Program Manager Arlin Yazzie at or 505.205.1745.