National Native American Youth Initiative

The 21st AAIP National Native American Youth Initiative

June 22-30, 2024

American University

Washington, DC

The National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI) is an intense enrichment program funded by the Association of American Indian Physicians and the Front Line Indigenous Partnership program (FLIP) based at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Department of Emergency Medicine and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. NNAYI is designed to prepare American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students to remain in the academic pathway and pursue a career in the health professions and//or biomedical research. NNAYI’s curriculum is presented in lectures, interactive workshops, and field trips. Students will learn about various health professions, college and medical school admission processes, financial aid resources, and healthcare issues affecting AI/AN communities. Students will also network with AI/AN health professionals and learn about mentoring programs with AAIP member physicians.

The Association of American Indian Physicians will select AI/AN students, ages 18 – 20, to attend the NNAYI program held June 22 – June 30, 2024, in Washington, D.C. AI/AN students planning to enter health careers are eligible to apply but all student applicants must be 18 years of age by June 1, 2024. Students are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated interest in health sciences or biomedical research, leadership skills, and personal attributes. The NNAYI scholarship covers airfare, lodging, and most meals. The scholarship is awarded on a one-time basis only.

To fill out the student application to be considered for the 2024 NNAYI program, please click HERE.

All applications and supporting materials are due by noon (12:00 pm) CST on Monday, May 20th, 2024. Late submissions will not be viewed.

Please feel free to contact Gary Lankford at 405-946-7072 or email glankford@aaip.org with any questions

AAIP would like to thank our partner, the Front Line Indigenous Partnership program (FLIP) based at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Department of Emergency Medicine and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

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