Native American support
NAU’s College of Health and Human Services is committed to Native American academic success
If you are a prospective or enrolled Native American student in the College of Health and Human Services at NAU, we have a variety of resources to help you throughout your academic journey. As part of CHHS’s Native Journey to Academic Success (NJAcS) program, you’ll benefit from faculty mentoring, cultural support, and financial assistance for your education.
History of the program
The NJAcS program is supported by a grant from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation. The Ottens Foundation has supported the health and well-being of Native Americans, including educational programs and initiatives for Native American students, for the past eighteen years.
- Attract Native American students to CHHS health professions programs by encouraging Native American alumni and current students to visit middle and high schools.
- Retain Native American students enrolled in CHHS programs by creating an environment that supports the cultural, social, and academic needs of Native American students.
- Provide cultural awareness training for NAU faculty, staff, and students.
What we offer
- faculty mentoring
- peer mentoring
- peer tutoring
- study group
- talking circle
- elder storytelling
- cultural presentations
- Dream Catcher middle school mentoring
- Dream Catcher middle school career shadowing
Financial assistance vouchers
To learn more about NJAcS, contact a member of our Faculty Academy: