Northwest Indian College announces the Embry American Indian Women's Leadership Project

In collaboration with the American Indian College Fund, Northwest Indian College is part of a project that will support a cohort of American Indian women students at six tribal colleges to participate in a four-year leadership and scholarship program. The Embry American Women's Leadership Project will fund 20 students from the selected six colleges,


Selected participants will:

1) Receive a $5,000 annual scholarship renewable for up to four years;

2) Attend an annual 2-day retreat (all expenses paid) and meet other program participants;

3) Participate in one-on-one and group mentoring; and

5) Network with established leaders locally and nationally.


If you are interested in applying, students must meet the following criteria:

1) Be a student at Northwest Indian College. Other participating tribal colleges are: Cankadeska Cikana Community College (ND); College of Menominee Nation (WI); Fort Belknap College (MT); Sitting Bull College (ND); and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (NM);

2) Completed at least 20 college credit hours;

3) Be willing to make a four-year commitment to the project;

4) Commit to complete your bachelor's degree within four years. You may transfer to another institution to complete your bachelor's degree and can continue the program if you transfer;

5) Be a full-time student; and

6) Demonstrated leadership skills.


In order to be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following to the President of Northwest Indian College by July 30. Selected applicants will be assisted in applying for the Embry American Indian Women's Leadership Project, which is due to the College Fund by Friday, Aug. 20. Selected applicants will be notified by Sept. 17. The first retreat is planned for October 2010.

a) Letter of interest, including statement of commitment;

b) 2-3 page summary of your educational and life goals; and

c) Copy of transcript indicating completion of minimum of 20 credit hours.


You may drop your letter of interest and documents at Building 1 - Administration Building on the Lummi North Campus.


Submit to:

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226


Contact information:

Cheryl Crazy Bull           (360) 392-4328

Cindy Dodd               (360) 392-4221

Fax: (360) 738-0136