outreach program for American Indian students taking applications
Applications are being
accepted for a summer program to expose American Indian students
to college and the science field.
The Native American Research Center
for Health will hold a two-week Native American Youth Summer
Program with classes and field trips to universities and reservations
around the county. High school and undergraduate students
will learn computer technology, research, biomedical and physical
sciences and American Indian cultures.
"You don't find many Native
American people in the science profession," said Marc
Chavez, program director. "And the college-going rate
is very small. There is no academic college support program
for Native students."
The free program runs July 24 to
Aug. 7. Students will live and study at local universities
and reservations. Students will earn three units of college
credit from Palomar College.
A short application and one-page
essay is required by Wednesday for consideration. Twenty-six
students will be accepted. Applications can be obtained online
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