College, Career, Events, Opportunities

American Indian Summer Bridge

This program is designed to immerse incoming students into the rigors of college life while providing academic, financial, and social preparation for the first-year university experience. The five-week residential program includes enrollment in credit bearing courses tought by experienced faculty. Students improve study skills, enhance time management, and engage in leadership development to build capacity for academic success. The dates for the program are May 30,2020 to July 2, 2020.


  • 2020 High School Graduate
  • Admitted to UNM-Main Campus as a First-Year Student
  • ACT English Score 17-28 or SAT Writing Score 430-699
  • ACT Math Score 17-24 or SAT Math Score 460-589
  • Minimum HS Unit GPA of 2.75
  • Enrolled Member of a Federally Recognized Tribe
  • Completed FAFSA


Bezos Scholars Program

Deadline: January 31, 2020

A year-long leadership development program that amplifies youth voice and action. It begins with an all-expense paid experience at the Aspen Ideas Festival June 27-July 3, 2020, where Scholars learn from inspiring global leaders and build connections with peers from around the world. Scholars receive ongoing mentorship, leadership development, and $1,000 in funding to launch a community change project to make a difference in their hometowns during the following school year. Participating Scholars gain access to college advising support to help them navigate applications, financial aid, and much more.

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Become a Census Taker

A Census job provides great pay ($16.50/hour), flexible hours, weekly pay, and paid training.

Apply at

For more information or help applying, call 1-855-JOB-2020

CHCI's R2L NextGen Program

Deadline: February 15, 2020

This is an opportunity for Latino students in 10th and 11th grade wanting to learn how government works. CHCI will bring a group of Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the Federal Government works, meet key leaders, visit historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation.

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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is a three-week summer residential program held on Stanford campus that provides academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course. Courses can be found here.

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Project Connect

Kent State University and Arizona State University are conducting a nationwide study to improve the health and well-being of families where grandmothers are raising ADOLESCENT (ages 12-18) grandchildren in absence of the child’s birth parents.

Participation involves the following:

  • Completing a survey before the program;
  • Watching self-paced videos over a 10-week period;
  • Completing a survey after the program;
  • Completing follow-up surveys 3, 6, and 9 months following the program;
  • Some grandmothers and grandchildren may also be asked to complete daily surveys or a telephone interview.

Interested families contact Project Connect: at toll-free (855-260-2433) or by email (

Youth Leadership Conference

Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) is a program for high school students seeking to improve leadership skills and learn about the U.S. government and civic responsibility. The conference, which takes place March 27-29, encompasses hands-on participation in activities based on the U.S. Constitution, personal finance, the free enterprise system, the U.S. Supreme Court, effective communications, and leadership.


  • 2.5 GPA or better (must provide current copy of transcript)
  • The Bill of Rights and My Responsibilities essay (Students submit an essay of 500 words or less describing what this means to them as a United States citizen. )
  • Medical release waiver
  • Items on the packing list

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FAPA Pilot Job Fair & Future Pilot Forum

Saturday, 02/22/20 Apply:

Location: Le Meridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport

1825 Griffin Road | Fort Lauderdale | Direct: 954. 920.3500

FAPA (Future and Active Pilot Advisors), the pilot career consulting company and its partner Delta Private Jets are ‘Building the Pilot Pipeline’ TM by inviting aspiring pilots of all ages including career changers, students and their families, non-aviation separating military personnel and future pilots of all backgrounds – to FAPA Future Pilot Forums to learn about the pathways to a professional pilot career. School counselors are also encouraged to attend to also learn how to talk to students about professional pilot careers.

The FREE forums educate future pilots about pathways to professional pilot careers including information about scholarships, veterans' benefits, college choices, flight school options, an industry outlook and more. FAPA and Delta Private Jets will host discussions for a personalized experience. Presentations and prize drawings start at 1 PM sharp and will conclude by 5 PM. All Future Pilot Forum attendees should pre-register for free at

The FAPA Future Pilot Forum is not an event for qualified, job-seeking pilots. If you have 250+ hours, please register instead for the FAPA Pilot Job Fair for free at

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2020 PREFACE Program

The PREFACE Program is for students who will be in either the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application.

Free SAT & ACT Bootcamps

Your best score on the ACT/SAT comes from the best prep. Start this month with a free, instructor-led bootcamp from Kaplan. Review test content, learn strategies, and have your questions answered by the experts. Learn more.

CNAY-Columbia Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2020

The Center for Native American Youth, in partnership with Columbia University’s Summer Immersion Program for High School Students, is offering one full-tuition, residential scholarship for a Native student to attend a 3-week pre-college program during summer 2020 in New York City. The CNAY-Columbia scholarship covers the cost of housing, tuition, weekday meals, coursework materials, and other required student services. The estimated value of the scholarship is over $10,000. *Students are financially responsible for their own travel to and from the program, as well as spending money for incidentals, souvenirs, and recreational activities.

Applicants must be:

  • American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian;
  • In grades 9-12 or entering their first year of college in Fall 2020; and
  • At least 15 years old by the start of the program.


American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Summer internships for various institutions for a 10-week period.

Minimum requirements:

  • Be a current AISES memberships at the time of application.
  • Students must be an enrolled member or descendant of an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe, Alaska Native Village, or Native Hawai'ian or descendant of a Native Hawai'ian.
  • Students must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at either an accredited four-year college/university, or a full-time student at a two-year college enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree.

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CNM HVAC & R Summer Classes

HVAC & R (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) classes will be offered in the summer for the first time in 2020.

To learn more, contact the CNM School of Applied Technologies at 505-224-3711 or

Tribal College Fair

Deadline: February 28, 2020

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium is hosting a college fair at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Monday March 23, 2020. There will be two sessions, one from 9 am to 11:30 am and one from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.

Contact the following for more information and to register:

High School Healthcare Explorer Program

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Healthcare Exploration Program will focus on providing high school students interested in careers that can be applied in the Healthcare setting with pre-college job shadow experience. Students should have an interest in careers such as nursing, business, health information management, laboratory, respiratory, radiology, surgery, primary care, information technology, pharmacy, public health, quality, epidemiology, physical therapy, or social work. Program will accept 4 - 6 students per session, through a competitive application process. Awardees will be selected by CGH's Board Committee. There are two, four-week sessions: June 1 - June 26 and July 6 - July 31. Students may only participate in 1 session per year. Applicants must reapply annually if they wish to participate more than one year. Program hours/days are Monday - Friday, 8 am to 12 pm. Students will be required to come at 7 am on certain rotation days, but will be notified. Students will receive a stipend of $500 per session.


  • Be current high school students in their sophomore, junior and seniors graduating in the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Successful applicants must agree to a drug/alcohol test and criminal background/fingerprinting post offer/prior to beginning the program.
  • Applicants must be 16 years old by start of the program.
  • Only applicants who attend a school or are homeschooled in Cibola County will be considered.
  • Only applicants who have received all childhood immunizations will be considered. Records must be submitted during onboarding period.
  • Applicants who are finalists may be interviewed by the selection committee.
  • If selected, satisfactory attendance is required. Please do not apply if you are unavailable during the program time (scheduled vacations, other commitments, etc).
  • Applicants must have a valid email address that they will check as communication is via email.
  • Cumulative grade point average should be a 2.8 or better at the time of application.


College Prep Scholars Program

This program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

Awards from this program may include:

  • A full scholarship to a college summer program at Stanford, Yale, Notre Dame, and more. Scholarships are valued at up to $20,000 and cover travel, tuition, and room & boar
  • Quest for Excellence Awards, such as $1,000 for a laptop, campus visits, or test score fees.
  • An invitation to a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference.
  • Up to a $500 travel voucher toward attending a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference at Stanford, Emory, or UChicago.
  • Personalized college essay feedback.
  • One-on-one admissions telementoring from Amherst College students.
  • Specialized guidance and resources for the college application process.
  • Access to an online community of peers who are also applying to top colleges.

Deadline: March 24, 2020