Spirit of EAGLES Announces Scholarship for Native Students to Attend the 43rd AAIP Annual Meeting and Health Conference

July 3, 2014
Posted by Gary Lankford on 07/03/2014

Spirit of EAGLES Program at the Mayo Clinic Announces Scholarships for Interested Students to Attend the AAIP 43rd Annual Meeting and Health Conference

July 24-27, 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations have very high incidence rates for specific cancer sites and poor survival rates for most cancers.  This AI/AN Leadership Initiative on Cancer addresses comprehensive tribal cancer control through partnerships with The Network for Cancer Control Research among AI/AN populations, tribes, multiple cancer centers and non-profit organizations on health issues.  This initiative will assist tribes to 1) increase community awareness and understanding of cancer; 2) provide training in cancer control research for AI/AN researchers; and 3) improve Native community channels to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) so that research can be specifically focused on issues that affect Native people.

AAIP Annual Meeting

The Spirit of EAGLES has recognized the importance of providing assistance to students who are preparing for careers in medicine and research.  We see the AAIP Annual Meeting as a key opportunity for development and networking.  The registration form for the 2014 AAIP Annual Meeting can be found .

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in attending the AAIP 43rd Annual Meeting and Health Conference, the Spirit of EAGLES program has a limited number of student scholarships available.  These scholarships scholarships will cover the student’s travel, hotel and registration fee up to $1000.  If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please submit the registration form (found above) and the Spirit of EAGLES scholarship application that can be accessed HEREAny student applying for the scholarship must have the scholarship application submitted to Marcy Averill at the Mayo Clinic and the AAIP 43rd Annual Meeting and Health Conference registration form submitted to AAIP by no later than Friday, July 11, 2014.  The cost of registration for students is $250.

Please submit your Spirit of EAGLES student application to

Please submit your 43rd AAIP Annual Meeting registration form with payment to:

Association of American Indian Physicians

1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103

Oklahoma City, OK  73108

Phone: 405-946-7072

Fax: 405-946-7651



Spirit of EAGLES application deadline:  July 11, 2014

Students contacted by July 14, 2014

Flight arrangements must be booked by July 16, 2014