The Indian University of North America
A partnership between Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and the University of South Dakota
The Summer 2013 University Program
The Summer University Program of The Indian University of North America, a partnership between Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and the University of South Dakota, will begin Saturday, June 8 and end on Friday, August 9, 2013. The program has four purposes:
- to prepare accepted students for the rigors of college by offering college preparatory courses for students who need them
- to provide accepted students freshman-level university courses which will transfer to any regionally accredited college or university, students complete one semester of college during the summer
- to extend accepted students paid working internships at the Memorial's visitor complex
- to further fulfill the mission of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Mission:
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 and Cultural Center; and by establishing and operating the Indian University of North America and, when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.
Who Should Attend?
While all students meeting the admission standards are welcome to apply, preference will be given to enrolled members of federally recognized American Indian Tribes.
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:
- Applicants must be 17-21 years of age when the program commences.
- Applicants must possess a high school diploma (Regular Curriculum) or GED before the program commences with a cumulative grade point average or equivalent of 2.00.
- ACT or SAT scores are required at the time of application. The composite ACT score for regular admission is 21; the SAT score for regular admission is 990. ACT scores below 21 and SAT scores below 990 will be considered for provisional admittance.
- Preference is extended to enrolled members of federally recognized tribes, however, the University is open to all qualified students.
- Applicants must possess a need for the curriculum offered.
- Completion of a written exercise on why the applicant is interested in the program.
- Applicants must complete an in person or telephone interview with the selection committee.
- All applicants must complete the admission application and provide accompanying required materials by April 1, 2013. Applicants chosen for admission must submit final high school transcripts by June 3, 2013. (SAT or ACT scores must be submitted with the application) If the transcript reveals the student has not graduated from high school, the student cannot participate in the university program.
For 2013, up to thirty two qualified students and five alternates will be selected by a selection committee comprised of representatives from Crazy Horse Memorial and USD. The Application Deadline is April 1, 2013.
Other Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Resources:
- The Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Curriculum
- Tuition and Fees
- Summer University Program Student Handbook
- Co-Curricular Activities
- Program at a Glance