ERIC Number: ED435523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
"Winds of Change" Magazine's 6th Annual College Guide for American Indians.
Sorensen, Barbara, Ed.; Pierce, Dick, Ed.
Winds of Change, spec iss 1999
This guide provides college information tailored for American Indian and Alaska Native students, their families, and their counselors. The heart of the guide is a unique compilation of 199 schools selected because they have a supportive American Indian community and graduate a good percentage of their Native undergraduates. In a double-page format, the left page contains descriptive information on colleges (level of competitiveness, type, setting, enrollment, costs, and student and faculty statistics), while the right page contains information on the American Indian community (statistics on Native students, their majors, and degrees awarded to them) and financial, academic, and support programs for American Indian and Alaska Native students. The guide also includes articles that profile Native students and their experiences, describes six colleges of varying size and type that serve Native students well, discusses the role and successes of tribal colleges, highlight an intensive college preparatory seminar for Native high school students, profile four American Indian guidance counselors, give practical advice on writing the college application essay and applying for student financial aid, and describe the Teach for America program and the need for Indian teachers. Resources available on the Internet are briefly described. The guide contains photographs and many paid advertisements describing opportunities for Native Americans in colleges, universities, and corporations. (SV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, College Admission, College Choice, College Students, Colleges, Counselors, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Paying for College, School Holding Power, Student Financial Aid
College Guide, 4730 Walnut St., Suite 212, Boulder, CO 80301 (1-4 copies, $7.50 each; 5-10, $5.00 each; 11-20, $4.00 each; 21+, $3.50 each; plus $2.50 postage for the first copy, $1.00 each for additional copies). Tel: 303-444-9099.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Boulder, CO.