NC State
Pre-College Programs

June 16-22, 2019

This event is a six-day residential summer program at NC State University where students will live on-campus, get to experience university campus life, become exposed to a college classroom, interact with American Indian faculty, staff and students, as well as obtain assistance with the college application process.

This program is offered at no charge, but there is a $10 deposit to confirm participation in the program. Students will be responsible for their transportation to campus to begin the program and from campus at its completion.

The Native Education Forum at NC State University is for you if you:

  • Are a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Native American/American Indian or are interested in American Indian culture
  • Have a GPA of a 3.5 or higher
  • Are interested in NC State University
  • Are a leader in your school, family and/or community
You must apply to be selected to attend the Forum by clicking the apply link below.

Application available: February 15
Deadline to apply: April 15
Students notified of acceptance: April 26

Questions? Contact Justin Richardson at or 919-515-2434.

Apply for the Native Education Forum



Program Highlights

“NEF gives students a feel for college life, while also paving a path for them to make it their reality. As a former participant and mentor of the program, I can attest to the countless opportunities the program provides students each year. For me, it was a way to connect with other Native students, learn more about my culture and explore the resources at NC State.” – Jessica Jones, Current NC State Student
“NEF is a way for the university to build relationships with tribal communities. It allows us to show the youth the benefits of getting a higher education, so they can continue to help our communities grow.” – Justin Richardson, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Resources for Native American Students

Multicultural Student Affairs

Native American Student Affairs

Native American Student Association

University Housing: Native Space

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Drum Group – Miskwá Waya

NC State Powwow