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Application Process


Lawrence University – Appleton, WI

July 18-21, 2019 


The 2019 Application deadline will be available soon. Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis only, financial aid may not be available for late applications. Please mail all required application materials in one envelope to:

Graduate Horizons

P.O. Box 1262

Pena Blanca, NM 87041


  • Student Application with short answer and personal essay
  • Resume/CV
  • Proof of Tribal enrollment or Native Hawaiian documentation
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • 1 Academic Recommendation
  • 1 Professional Recommendation


There will be no tuition fees for the 2019 Graduate Horizons program. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the program's host site.


For participants that qualify, financial aid is available for travel assistance only. We award financial aid to over 50% of our students. Students must apply for financial aid on their application and provide tax returns and income information. Late applications are not guaranteed financial aid.


  • Work in small group cohorts based on discipline and receive one-on-one advising by experienced and expert faculty,
  • Select suitable graduate degree programs and professional schools to research and apply to,
  • Learn about career paths, opportunities, and career advancement that a graduate degree offers,
  • Receive tips and strategies on the application process, Statement of Purpose, Personal Statements, and Writing sample requirements,
  • Understand the financial aid process for graduate students (different from college financial aid)
  • Learn about scholarship, internship, fellowship, loan-for-service repayment programs,
  • Receive test-taking strategies and resources from experts on the GMAT / GRE / LSAT / MCAT / DMAT,
  • Learn how to prepare for and receive a strong Letter of Recommendation (academic, personal, professional),
  • Develop relationships with admissions officers and faculty of the program,
  • Hear from current Native graduate students on challenges and strategies to be resilient and succeed in graduate programs,
  • Attend a graduate fair, informational sessions, and learn about the host site’s graduate programs,
  • Network with 100 other Native students and professionals ready to transform themselves and their communities!


Note: For the 2019 Graduate Horizons program, priority placement will be given to CH Scholars alumni.

To be eligible, applicants must,

  • Be American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or First Nations of Canada AND provide appropriate tribal/ancestry documentation (copies of relevant tribal enrollment forms issued from a state or federally recognized tribe or verified Hawaiian  documentation)
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be a current college student (at an accredited community college, tribal college/university, or 4 year institution), OR a college graduate, OR a student in a master’s degree program interested in pursing a second advanced degree
  • Have completed the equivalent of 2 years of college course work by June 2019
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (cumulative)
  • Submit a completed application packet by the deadline


There is no cancelation fee for withdrawing from the program. However, if a student receives a travel scholarship and withdraws or is a no show to the program after a ticket has been purchased, the student is responsible for paying the cancellation fee of the ticket and for reimbursing College Horizons, Inc. for the total cost of the ticket.