Resources

NASU Advisor

Karras Wilson (Quechan/Cocopah), 818-288-1501, Kw_630@usc.edu

Admissions Support

Yamilet Medina-Lopez, 213-740-1779, medinalo@usc.edu, Associate Director of Multicultural Recruitment & Outreach

Faculty support

Claradina Soto (Navajo/Pueblo), Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Tok Freeland Thompson, Professor of Anthropology, Folklore
John Carlsson (Delaware Lenape), Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Chris Finley, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity
David Treuer (Ojibwe), Professor of English, Native American Literature

Education

National Education Association – The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was formed by Native educators in 1969 to encourage a national discourse on Native education. For 47 years, NIEA has hosted an annual convention to provide a forum for collaboration.

Tribal College – Journal of American Indian Higher Education – On behalf of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s member tribal colleges and universities, we provide information for everyone interested in American Indian higher education. Our culture-based publication addresses subjects important to the future of American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Education Trust – The Education Trust is a nonprofit organization that promotes closing opportunity gaps by expanding excellence and equity in education for students of color and those from low-income families from pre-kindergarten through college.

Financial Aid

American Indian College Fund – A long list of scholarship opportunities for American Indians.

American Indian Scholarship Fund of Southern California – bi-annual awards to students attending schools in Southern California – due dates June 30th and December 31st.

Scholarships.com – American Indian/Native American Scholarships

Health Services

American Indian Counseling Center (AICC): Provides outpatient mental health and substance use services for American Indian/Alaska Native children and adults

United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII) is the largest human and health service provider for American Indians and Alaskan Natives living in Los Angeles. Established in 1974 on the streets of skid row, Downtown L.A. by 2 Native Women, Babba Cooper (Lakota) and Marian Zucco (Pauite), UAII has grown to offer services that include: Community Clinic and Diabetes Program, Case Management, Behavioral and Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment and Counseling, Youth Services and Education, and Workforce Development and Training.