Accessible Higher Education for Citizens of Native Nations

News & Events:

  • American Indian Studies
    2nd Annual Research Symposium
     Friday June 7, 2013
    Time: 11:30A – 1:30P
    Location: Law 1314
     Please join our American Indian Studies graduating Master’s degree students in celebrating their research as they present on their thesis topics. Plus short discussions by students from the “Working in Tribal Communities” Service Learning course.
  • CCCP Scholars 2013-14: "A Transfer Nation Leading a Social Transformation"

UCLA’s Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) presents the CCCP Scholars Program for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. The goal of the program is to motivate, inform and prepare students to transfer from a California community college to a selective Top Tier Research institution such as UCLA. Students in the program have access to our summer and year-long academic preparatory transfer programs which guide students through the community college experience, the application and admissions process, research and pre-graduate opportunities and career exploration. The programs use Critical Race Theory as a framework to address issues from a social justice and educational equity perspective.

For dates, deadlines, program information and how to apply visit our website:

For more information, visit our website or contact us by email or phone.
Center for Community College Partnerships
(310) 267-4441

  • American Indian Access Scholarship Program
    provided by Walking Shield, Inc. and funded by the College Access Foundation of California

Through a generous grant from the College Access Foundation, Walking Shield has established the American Indian Access Scholarship Program (AIASP) to carry out its vision of making higher education possible for qualifying American Indian and Alaska Native students. 

Selected Access Scholars will not only be given scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per student, they will also have the opportunity to take part in a support program designed to ensure ultimate future success, ideally in service to the students’ own tribal community.  Walking Shield’s staff will follow each student’s progress and provide additional resources and support throughout their educational journey.   

Scholarship Process
Completed application forms and required attachments must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 19, 2013 and mailed to:

Walking Shield, Inc.
Attn: Scholarship Committee
22541 Aspan St. , Ste. E
Lake Forest, CA 92630

*****Selected Access Scholars will be notified by May 31, 2013. Scholarship applicant will be contacted to arrange a personal interview with Education Program Manager*****

For more details on eligibility and regulations, please view the FAQ document on Walking Shield’s website:  You may also contact Lynda Estrella, Education Program Manager, at 949-639-0472 or