Who can apply?
Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors:
Rising Native Graduates is recruiting Native undergraduate juniors and seniors pursuing graduate or professional school opportunities located within the Pacific Northwest region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington).
Current Graduate Students and New Professionals:
Rising Native Graduates is recruiting Native individuals who were funded by American Indian Graduate Center, recently graduated or are currently pursuing graduate or professional degrees to serve as Academic Coaches.
Navigating Graduate and Professional School options can be overwhelming. American Indian Graduate Center recognizes the process is daunting and we are here to offer support that will help you make a decision about the next phase in your educational journey.
Rising Native Graduates focuses on offering academic coaching with the goal of preparing you for a graduate or professional program. This specialized program offers useful tools to help you decide on the right program and university, assist with application materials and offer resources that will help your success as a graduate student.
Why Participate in Rising Native Graduates?
- Academic Coaches and Scholars will have exclusive access to a platform that allows participants to easily connect with each other. The platform provides tools and resources to support a successful graduate school experience
- Academic Coaches and Scholars will have the opportunity to build their professional networks by connecting with other American Indian Graduate Center Scholars and Alumni
- Scholars can build a professional relationship with American Indian Graduate Center Scholars and Alumni who have successfully navigated a graduate or professional program
- Academic Coaches will empower the next generation of Native leaders
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.
Academic Coach Questions:
No, American Indian Graduate Center also welcomes current graduate and professional students to serve as Academic Coaches.
We are committed to keeping our American Indian Graduate Center Scholars and Alumni safe. To help ensure all our participant’s wellbeing, we require all Academic Coaches to complete a background check.
Ideally we would like Academic Coaches to commit to at least one semester of coaching.
We anticipate a weekly commitment of 30 minutes to 1 hour, during which times Academic Coaches will log into the online platform to respond to communications, check for program updates and/or participate in program activities.