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Our programs encourage Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian students to engage with the university community. You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and connect with other students. 

Scholars Program

New freshmen students for the upcoming 2017-18 are contacted to be a part of this unique blend of academic and student support in a class setting.  Students receive academic and financial aid guidance, peer mentor support, as well as connections to campus resources, and be part of a class cohort for new Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian freshmen students during their first and second semesters at the university. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to be in the program.  Classes are taught by Daisy Purdy, Lecturer and fall 2017 courses are:  AIS 101 (8401) and ES 100 (5359).  Students interested in being part of the Scholars Program are encouraged to contact Native American Student Services (928-523-8086) or inform their Gateway advisor on Day 2 of Freshmen Orientation that they wish to enroll in either AIS 101 or ES 100.  Only one class is needed to be in the program and both courses meet the Liberal Studies and Diversity requirements (Cultural Understanding/Ethnic Diversity).

Connections Program

The Connections Program offers new freshmen/transfer, continuing, and graduate students personalized academic and financial aid guidance along with peer mentoring support, referrals to campus resources, student organizations and cultural activities, and access to one-on-one support.  Student interested in receiving support are encouraged to contact Native American Student Services (928-523-8086).

P.E.E.R.S (Providing Encouragement to Empower and Retain Students) Program

The PEERS Program is comprised of seasoned NAU college students who serve as Peer Mentor to NASS Scholars, Connections and Bridge to Success participants.  All positions have been filled for the 2017-18 academic year.

Students interested in learning more about or being a part of any of the above programs are highly encouraged to contact Native American Student Services, 928-523-8086 or