|APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW! DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2013|
LEAD Summer Business Institute
The LEAD Summer Business Institute is a college preparatory program that introduces Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school students in their junior year to exciting careers in business and finance. Native students join other students from diverse communities and live on a college campus, take interactive courses taught by nationally renowned professors and attend corporate site visits. Last year, students attended programs at Dartmouth College, Duke University, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to taking classes in marketing, accounting, finance, economics and ethics, students also learn about the relevance of business, finance and economic development for Native communities. During this time, tribal leaders and Native people working in the financial services industry serve as motivational speakers and help students to understand how they can make an impact in their communities by pursuing careers in finance.
Who should apply?
The program is open to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
How do I apply?
Applications are due JANUARY 15, 2013. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION
Please contact NAFOA with questions about the LEAD Summer Business Institute at:
We strongly encourage you to contact NAFOA to seek assistance with editing or developing your application.
Can I apply on-line?
Native American Finance Officers Association
What is the difference between the paper application on the NAFOA website and the on-line application on the LEAD website?
Both applications are for the same program. However, NAFOA waives application fees, provides application assistance and scholarship assistance to Native American students, so it is important to use the paper application on this website. The on-line application on the LEAD website is for other students from diverse communities. It does not contain the financial aid form for Native American students. There is also an application fee to apply through LEAD.
What are the summer program dates?
The programs differ each year, but typically range from late June to late July. The program dates will be posted on the LEAD website in December 2012 at http://www.leadprogram.org/
How much does the program cost?
Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students are eligible to apply for tuition and travel scholarships provided by the Native American Finance Officers Association. Tuition for the program is $1,250, not including transportation to and from the university and other program expenses. Last year, NAFOA awarded financial aid to more than 90 % of the students admitted to the program. Fill out the financial aid form included in the application. When possible, students should also plan to seek financial assistance from their tribe or other educational organizations. NAFOA will help coordinate assistance with other groups. Cost should not deter students from applying to the program.
Dartmouth College - Hanover, New Hampshire
Where can I learn more about the LEAD Summer Business Institute?
Information about the LEAD Summer Business Institute < CLICK HERE >.
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