Gathering of the Tribes SRP

Native American Student Programs

Gathering of the Tribes Summer Residential Program

June 21 - 28, 2020




To our NASP community and prospective students,  

We here at UCR hope this message finds you well and in good spirits in these tumultuous times we are currently facing with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). With the rapidly changing situation across California, and worldwide, we all are experiencing new challenges and obstacles daily.

The Riverside County Public Health Officer revised a public health order, which in turn extended UC Riverside’s originally scheduled campus closure from April 3rd to April 30th. Along with this extension, class instruction for our Spring Quarter is moving online.

Prior to this announcement, we here at Native American Student Programs held hope that we would be able to welcome you and host the Gathering of the Tribes: Summer Residential Program. Unfortunately, we now realize this is not a possibility in our current climate and must cancel. Although many have worked tirelessly to prepare this event and were excited to see it come to fruition, community safety and health are paramount. Especially for our Elders, youth, and guests that would have participated.

We sincerely thank all of those that have given their time and effort in preparation for this event, as well as your consideration for attending. We hope you will stay in contact for future opportunities and updates when they arise.


NASP continually wish you good health and hope to see you in the near future.



*Supported by: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

This exciting 8 day program is designed to give American Indian high school students an opportunity to gain academic experience in a university setting at the University of California, Riverside. During the day, students will participate in various college courses, and personal development workshops. In the afternoons, they will engage in cultural and team building workshops, as well as fitness activities and a beach field trip. In addition, students will work with professors, college students, and invited American Indian community members as they discover and develop their career/lifetime goals. The program will end with a closing ceremony with certificates and awards.

All students in the program will be available to UCR staff and students throughout their remaining years of high school, which will include guidance in choosing their coursework, financial aid, and applying to a university.

Don't miss out… The Summer Program will cover most of your expenses during the week. These include: housing, daily meals, course books, school supplies, and transportation during program activities. (Note: Participants are responsible for transportation to and from UCR at the beginning and end of the program. The program will not cover transportation costs, but will provide pick up arrangements for participants who arrive via bus, train, airplane etc. All travel arrangements must be made by the parent/guardian.


Participants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Have the desire to contribute to the American Indian community.
  • Plan to enroll in an institution of higher education.
  • Be a currently enrolled 8th -11th grade student (entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2020).

DEADLINE: March 20, 2020

*Application Now Available, Apply today!

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Note: Application does not guarantee admission, 
please submit all documentation. 


If submitting paper application, please Mail, Fax, or E-mail application to:

Native American Student Programs
University of California, Riverside 
229 Costo Hall Riverside, CA 92521 
Ph: 951.827.4143
Fax: 951.827.4145