If you are thinking graduate school, seek the solid options that will pay for your graduate degrees. The University of Colorado-Boulder has funding for 5 Native American students who hope to pursue Masters degrees in subject areas related to climate change and natural resource management. Full funding is available for a two-year Master’s program for up to 5 eligible students between Fall 2020 and 2022.
- Are you interested in a graduate degree exploring how climate may impact natural and cultural resources and resilience?
- The NC CASC is seeking applications from students affiliated with the 31 federally-recognized tribes in the North Central region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado) who are interested in completing a Master’s degree at the University of Colorado Boulder on a topic related to climate adaptation science.
How does the program work?
Over the 2 years, each student will take graduate courses in their department and complete a Master’s thesis on their chosen research topic. In addition, the NC CASC staff and collaborators from the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance (GPTWA, https://www.tribalwateralliance.org/ ), CU Boulder’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS, https://www.colorado.edu/cnais/ ), and the Student Academic Success Center (SASC, https://www.colorado.edu/sasc/ ) will offer:
- supplemental activities,
- support and mentoring for the cohort;
- designated space to gather and spend time outside of the academic department setting;
- professional development opportunities; connection with Native American and Indigenous groups and organizations on- and off-campus; and
- assistance finding resources for needs or issues outside the university such as housing, family, health, and community.