Leadership in Health Equity for American Indian Development program (LEAD)

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Program Overview

The Leadership in Health Equity for American Indian Development program (LEAD) supports incoming freshmen and transfer students with the tools they need to succeed at the University of Arizona. LEAD is a one-year, mentored program for AI/AN students that provides a welcoming and supportive learning environment. As part of LEAD you will receive:

  • Coursework and training in college life management and health equity
  • Educational enrichment through skills building
  • Leadership development training and community service opportunities
  • Research enrichment coursework, training and peer and faculty mentorship
  • Cultural integration activities to honor AI/AN traditions
  • Networking opportunities to build friendships with other AI students
  • All expenses covered for a one-week workshop
  • $500 capstone stipend

Program Eligibility Criteria

  1. American Indian/Alaska Native tribal member
  2. Accepted into the UA
  3. Available to attend pre-semester orientation program August 18-23, 2019

Application must be postmarked by no later than July 19, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee on a first come, first served basis. We are accepting 13 applicants for the 2019-2020 academic year. The first 13 qualified applicants will be selected and applications closed and notification made via email by July 31, 2019.

Submit your application by July 19, 2019 to camyaden@email.arizona.edu or by mail to:

LEAD Program
Native American Research and Training Center
The University of Arizona
1642 E. Helen
Tucson, AZ 85719

For more information contact: camyaden@email.arizona.edu
Website: https://nartc.fcm.arizona.edu