Our program helps current and potential Native American students at USD who are pursuing careers in medicine, other health care professions and health disparity research. Any member of a federally-recognized tribe, interested in higher education leading to careers in health care professions is eligible.

The Native American Scholars Program is part of the USD Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities and funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities.

How We Help

  • One-on-one academic update meetings to discuss your goals
  • Assist with academic planning and course selection for future health careers
  • Help you find and fill out applications for scholarships, financial aid, and admission to USD health professions programs
  • Assist with tutoring and supplemental instruction
  • Conduct workshops on note taking techniques, study skills, test taking skills, time/money management and more
  • Health care shadowing opportunities
  • Campus and community activities
  • You'll participate in biweekly seminars to guide your pre-professional development and enhance critical academic skill.
  • We'll connect you with university resources and departments that provide academic assistance and support academic skill development.
  • You'll get one-on-one advising and mentoring of Native American students and connect them to faculty and students in the various health care training programs offered at USD
  • NASP helps to inform student of possible scholarships, enrichment opportunities and regional and national conferences to enhance the student's academic and professional development

Have Questions? Contact us.

Sarah Brokenleg
Program Coordinator