Native American Sciences Initiative

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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Department of Anthropology and the Museum's Native American Resource Group (NARG) invite you to consider three extraordinary programs in support of science excellence and the Native American community. Download the brochure here.

  • Native American Annual Scholarship Program
    Annual scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, and an interest in a science career. Preference is given to Native American students who are college-bound high school seniors attending a Colorado high school or undergraduates who attend a Colorado college or university. Awards are presented to recipients at an annual reception in the fall. Download the application, due annually on October 1.
  • Native American Science Career Day
    Native American scientists and health career professionals come together with Native American middle school students to discuss science careers. This day-long symposium offers an opportunity for youngsters to hear the inspirational stories of these professionals, expand their understanding of what it means to have a science career, and to explore the possibilities for achieving their own educational and career goals in science.
  • Indigenous Fellowship Program
    Artists, elders, curators, scholars, and other individuals from Indigenous communities are hosted so that they can study the Museum's 60,000-piece anthropology collection. As visiting fellows, they work together with Department of Anthropology curators and staff members to conduct original research and gain a deeper understanding of the anthropology collections' cultural and historical significance. Download the application, applications accepted all year round.

To learn more about these programs please contact nascience@dmns.org, 303.370.6367, or Attn: Native American Science Initiative, Department of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

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