Scholarship & Internship Opportunities

  • Build EXITO at Portland State University

    Build EXITO at Portland State University is a program designed to support undergraduate students who are interested in finding solutions to today's major health problems. EXITO students engage with biomedical research in fields and majors such as psychology, public health, biology, chemistry, social work, and many more.

    Applicants don’t need to have prior research experience or think of themselves as a science person yet—just a passion and curiosity - and Build EXITO is there to prepare students for a future research career.

    EXITO Scholars get to engage with some of the most innovative and well-known researchers in their fields. Program year one offers an overview of research through classes and enrichment sessions, and a variety of supportive services including tailored advising and mentoring. Successful application to the second phase of the program offers placement in research labs, scholarship opportunities, and continued program support.

    For more information contact


    Build EXITO at PSU


  • Konaway Nika Tillcum: A Residential Camp for Motivated Native American Students Completing Grades 7-12

    Application online: Due May 11, 2020

    When: July 12-18, 2020

    Where: Southern Oregon University

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  • Indigenous Pre-College Academy at the University of Oregon (Application due 4/15/2020)

    This summer academy aims to create a cohort of college-bound Indigenous students. Over the course of this eight-day program, the students will be acquainted with the UO's campus, facilities, students, and staff. We hope to foster an early sense of comfortability on college campuses that will make the transition into higher education that much easier for our students. Students will stay in our new Kalapuya Ilihi residence hall and experience living and learning on a college campus. More information available on website.

    Where: University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

    When: Sunday, July 19–Sunday, July 26, 2020

    Eligibility: IPCA is open to all high school students who will be in grades 9-12 in the coming school year. Priority will be given to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled citizens from the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon or from the other 34 recognized tribes in our statewide compact. We also accept applications from students who self-identify as part of an indigenous community, including Native Hawaiian students, Alaska Native students, or any of the other federally or state recognized tribes and bands across the US.

    Price: IPCA is a free program. Housing and meals are provided. Students will need to arrange their own travel to and from Eugene.

    Application Process: Applications for IPCA are now open. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. Please note, this application requires several essay responses and gives applicants an opportunity to attach additional documents. 

    Indigenous Pre-College Academy


    5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218



    Take STEM classes at SATURDAY ACADEMY!

    Up to $300 covered with the VOLLUM VOUCHER (below)

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  • Siletz Johnson O'Malley Scholarship

    Students are eligible for up to $50 for things like sports fees, dance classes, culture materials-classes, camps, etc.  (Or $35 towards sports/dance shoes for a sport or activity)!

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  • Plug into Portland Program - Free Geek

    K-12 Portland Students who volunteer at a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, school, or a local library can earn a computer!

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Past Opportunities

  • Join the Portland Parks & Recreation Youth Conservation Crew (Ages 14-18)!

    The Youth Conservation Crew provides paid employment opportunities for a diverse population of Portland-area youth. Crews protect, restore, and manage Portland's parks and natural areas while developing essential job skills and exploring environmental career paths.

    Learn more about the program here and fill out an application (below), due by 4-10-20.

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    Application due March 16, 2020 - Apply Online

    The Native American Science & Engineering Program (NASEP) is a FREE year-long program (week-long summer program with year-long support) designed to provide Native American, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native high school students with the necessary resources to enroll in college and pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)!

    • Program dates: June 7-13, 2020
    • Extended Deadline: March 16, 2020
    • Eligibility: NASEP is open to upcoming juniors (class of 2022) and seniors (class of 2021) that are: enrolled members of an American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe or of Native Hawaiian, Alaskan Native, or American Indian descent; on track to completing physics, chemistry, and pre-calculus by graduation with a “C” or better; able to attend the summer dates of June 7-13, 2020; and willing to make an effort to attend NASEP events throughout the year.


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  • Apply here for Washington State University's Exploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) workshops in Pullman!      Application due September 30th

WSU Exploring College Emerging Leaders - application due 9-30-19
  • NY'EHE Summer Camp application is now live at WSU's Pullman campus!

    Native Youth Exploring Higher Education (NY'EHE) is a free, fun-filled, 5-day camp for Native youth going into the 9th and 10th grades. They are planning lots of exciting workshops and activities this year including videogame making, art, robotics, and a whole lot more!

    For more info and the application go to

WSU Summer Camp