- Indigenous Research Methodologies
- Academic Success Skills Course
- Introduction to Settler Colonialism/Critical Race Theory
- Cultural Transition Course
- Wellness: physical, mental and emotional health
- Wraparound advising: year-round intervention curriculum
- Pre-graduate advising for graduate school application readiness
- Students will be prepared to make successful transitions to college, achieve and sustain academic success, and become high achievers who will be competitive for fellowships, internships, graduate/professional schools, and career opportunities.
Co-curricular Skill Building and Socio-cultural Resilience
Students will further develop their academic skills by learning success strategies that will include topics such as mindset, resilience, interdependence, as well as traditional academic skills including note-taking, test preparation, study strategies, and time management. In addition to teaching academic preparation, the Scholars Program will help develop skills around resiliency and understanding the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender and tribal citizenship in higher education. Students will engage in reflection and discussion of the kinds of socio-cultural challenges they may encounter at selective colleges and universities—especially at predominantly white institutions (PWIs)—and strategies for overcoming those challenges.
The Scholars Program uses holistic and indigenous frameworks to prepare students in their mental, physical, cultural and spiritual development. Our goal is to strengthen students with the tools to becoming critically conscious of the higher educational structural inequalities by addressing settler colonialism, racism, decolonization, racial equity, transformative resistance, social justice and healing.