Notre Dame and CSKT seek students for summer program
A Field Environmental Biology Program for Native American students
offered by University of Notre Dame with the Confederated Salish and
Kootenai Tribes Natural Resources Department is currently soliciting
applicants for the next two summers.
This program, which is
endorsed by the Montana and Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council offer
tuition, housing, travel, a $2,500 stipend, and six college credits per
summer according to Dr. Page Klug of Notre Dame University.
According to Rich Janssen, Acting Natural Resources Department
Head, this program offers native students the opportunity to study or
complete a research project in the Midwest, then on the Flathead Indian
Reservation in the span of two summers.
Coordinated with the Natural Resources Department, students
will aid the Tribes in viable and needed research projects in the
"We are still in the early stages of determining, what, if any,
current or new projects these students can help us with or complete on
their own," said Janssen. "Our goal is to work cooperatively and
positively with Notre Dame as we have with Salish Kootenai College, the
University of Montana, Montana State University, as well as many
"Education has always been a key factor in properly managing
our resources for future generations. If we can help, the better off
our resources are in the long run."
Janssen went further to say that any research project will need
to be approved by the Tribal Council if it is studying or researching
any aspect of our resources within our control or jurisdiction.
Further information and application materials can be found at
the UNDERC website http://underc.nd.edu; from Dr. Michael Cramer,
UNDERC-East Assistant Director by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dr. Page
Klug, UNDERC-West Assistant Director by email to: email@example.com.
Application deadline is Friday, November 5, 2010 and notification of
acceptance will be provided by Friday, December 4, 2010. Applicants are
expected to be present for the duration of course. You can also contact
Rich Janssen, Acting NRD Department Head at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by
calling Janssen at 675-2700, ext. 7260.
To be eligible, a student must be of Native American descent,
minimum of sophomore standing in an accredited college, and planning to
obtain a 4-year degree in the environmental sciences. Admission based
on past academic performance and statement of purpose.