21st National Native American Youth Initiative

George Washington University

Washington, D.C.

*****2019 dates to be determined*****


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.  The curriculum prepares high school students for admission to college and professional schools.


  • High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors (16-18 years old)

  • Have an interest in the health field and/or biomedical research

  • Scholarships cover airfare, lodging, and most meals (students are welcome to bring spending money for snacks/souvenirs)

  • Students must participate in every session (this is not a sight-seeing trip)

Applications not currently available for 2019. 

Point of Contact - Gary Lankford (405) 946-7072, [email protected]