19th National Native American Youth Initiative


George Washington University

Washington, D.C.

July 1 - 9, 2017


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 and supporting materials are due by Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Please adhere to all of the items under the Application Checklist on page 2 of the application package.  Late submissions will not be viewed.


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


2017 Application