Hopa Mountain, a Bozeman, MT based nonprofit organization, in collaboration with the Blackfeet Native Science Field Center at Blackfeet Community College, is scaling up their Track 2 Native Science Fellows program to engage up to 20 Native American college students annually in community-based geosciences field experiences and careers. Working together, these organizations provide role models and work experience for Native American tribal college and university students interested in the geosciences; develop an annual Fellows gathering with peer networks of Native college students that are interested in pursuing geosciences careers; and strengthen the network of colleges, organizations and science professionals who are committed to the success of Native students, providing students with on-going support for personal, academic and professional success. Additionally, the Blackfeet Native Science Field Center is organizing a week-long Native Science Summer Institute for 25 secondary students. These career-ladder fellowship programs are designed to expand the number of Native American students in the Northern Rockies that are pursuing geosciences degrees and careers.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
Application #
1107554
Program Officer
Jill L. Karsten
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-08-15
Budget End
2015-07-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$990,584
Indirect Cost
Name
Hopa Mountain, Inc.
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Bozeman
State
MT
Country
United States
Zip Code
59715