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2019 Graduate Horizons Application:

2019 GH Recommendation Form:

Application Deadline: May 13, 2019


Lawrence University – Appleton, WI

July 18-21, 2019 


Please submit your complete application by May 13, 2019. All required materials should be uploaded through the online application, including tribal verification documents, financial aid award letters, Resume/CV, and transcript(s). 

Students should provide recommenders the Recommendation Form link to be completed by the recommender and submitted by May 13, 2019.


  • Application (includes short answer questions and personal essay)
  • Official Academic Transcript(s)
  • Proof of Tribal Enrollment or Native Hawaiian Documentation
  • Most Recent Financial Aid Award Letter (for current undergraduates only)
  • Resume or CV
  • Waivers (Consent to Participate & Liability, Photo & Video, Privacy & Use of Information)
  • Recommendations (At least one Academic OR Professional Recommendation is required to apply to the program, however we suggest submitting both)


Every student who is admitted will have their tuition, room and board covered. With the exception of CH Scholars*, participants are responsible for their own transportation (flying/driving) to the Lawrence University campus. 

*CH Scholars must use the designated GH Travel Agent to book flights and ground transportation.


  • 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!

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NOTE: Priority placement at this year's program will be given to alumni of our College Horizons and CH Scholars Programs. Other applicants will be considered on a space-available basis. We have capacity for 75 program participants. 


  • Be American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or First Nations of Canada AND provide appropriate enrollment documentation (provide a copy of enrollment forms issued from a state or federally recognized tribe, First Nations 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 cumulative GPA
  • Submit a completed application


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.