Summer 2016 Program:
June 11 - August 7, 2016
A unique partnership between The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and the University of South Dakota.
The Summer Program of the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, is a unique partnership between the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and the University of South Dakota, will begin Saturday, June 11 and end on Sunday, August 7, 2016. The program offers the same university courses that are offered on the main campus. Ideal applicants will possess the maturity to participate in a university program with an intense academic component and a structured residential component. The program has four purposes:
To protect and preserve the culture, tradition, and living heritage of the North American Indians. The Foundation demonstrates its commitment to this endeavor by continuing the progress as the world's largest sculptural undertaking; by carving a memorial to Lakota leader Crazy Horse to represent all North American Indians; by providing educational and cultural programming; by acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; and by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA® and, when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.
High school graduates from across the United States between the ages of 17-21 who have earned a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or above and have scored at least a 21 on the ACT or a 990 on the SAT. Preference is extended to enrolled members of federally recognized tribes; however, the university is open to all qualified students.
Admission requirements for the Summer University Program of The Indian University of North America, a partnership between Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and the University of South Dakota, are as follows:
For 2016, up to thirty two qualified students and eight alternates will be selected by a selection committee comprised of representatives from Crazy Horse Memorial and the University of South Dakota. The Application Deadline is March 31, 2016.
It's hard to explain how amazing of an experience Crazy Horse was. I learned critical skills for succeeding in college, as well as making memories and meeting people I will never forget. This experience changed my life completely and I wish I could go back and do it all over again. Ashley Ambriz, Navajo, Colorado, Summer 2014 participant