Announcing the new Native UW Scholars Program (NUW Scholars)!

Make life long connections with other Native and Indigenous students

The Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS) is proud to announce the new NUW Scholars Program for incoming Native students. This is a cohort driven program that will provide a one-week residential experience for incoming students before Autumn 2020 courses begin and continues throughout the year.

The NUW Scholars cohort will also be part of a year-long two-credit seminar that will build community and help students braid their academic and social life on the UW campus and in Coast Salish lands. Activities include: meeting faculty and staff, campus tours, cultural events, off-site field trips, workshops on financial literacy, library tutorials, introduction to various majors, and other introductions to University systems.


    • Ensures that NUW Scholars are connected with appropriate academic, social, and cultural services 
    • Provides an additional support structure for incoming students
    • Builds community for Native and Indigenous students
    • Increases exposure to and connections with cultural activities such as Native foods, arts, and events
    • Builds leadership skills 
    • This program is led by and for Indigenous people. Space is limited and participation in the program is free for 1st year UW students.

Begins this Summer (September 14-18, 2020)!

To Apply:

Deadline: July 1st, 2020