UCR introduces Native American H.S. students to university life

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The University of California, Riverside will welcome 30 Native American high school students to the campus this month in an eight-day program that will introduce them to college life.

Gathering of the Tribes, which begins on Sunday, June 22, is the longest-running program of its kind in Southern California. The event, which began at UCR in 2005, invites Native American students to experience life in a residence hall and the classroom, and provides information about admissions and financial aid requirements and deadlines.

Parents will drop off their students on June 22 and participate in an orientation lunch. Throughout the week students will attend classes in video production and creative writing, participate in various exercise and recreation activities, and hear from motivational speakers, career counselors, and advisors on how to apply for admission to college and financial aid. They also will practice writing personal essays based on prompts contained in the UC application.

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