AAIP Announces the 18th National Native American Youth Initiative Dates and Application

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is accepting applications for the 18th National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI), which will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C., July 1-10, 2016.  American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16 - 18, who have an interest in the health field and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply. 

Selected high school students will receive a scholarship that will cover airfare, lodging, and most meals during the NNAYI program. NNAYI's curriculum is strategically designed to prepare high school students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.


2016 Application 


National Native American youth Initiative (NNAYI) provides an intense summer program for American Indian and Alaska Native high schools students. This week long event is designed to prepare and motivate students to pursue a career in health care or biomedical research. AAIP member physicians will serve as role models and mentors for students interested in various specialty areas such as pediatrics, surgery, family practice and cardiology.

The NNAYI program is available to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are at least 16  to 18 years of age and students and counselors are housed at the George Washington University campus.  For those selected students, AAIP will pay for travel, lodging and most meals.  Students are welcome to bring spending money for any snacks or souvenirs that they might purchase on their own.

As mentioned above, the NNAYI program is an intense workshop for students and is not a sight-seeing tripStudents must be prepared to take part in every session offered and give their undivided attention to all speakers.

To apply, please complete the application below and submit it along with ALL documents requested on Page 2 of the application: