Bowdoin Hosts Annual College Workshop for Native Americans June 19-26

Bowdoin College will welcome dozens of Native American high school students June 19-26, 2015, as host of the annual College Horizons workshop, which supports Native Americans in the college application process.

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College Horizons, a nonprofit organization, supports the pursuit of higher education by providing college and graduate admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students from across the nation.

The College Horizons workshop will draw students from across the country and from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii.

Throughout their stay at Bowdoin, participants will work with college counselors, admissions officers, essay specialists and others. Representatives from more than 30 colleges will also participate in the program.

“Bowdoin is committed to opportunity, and hosting the College Horizons workshop is an important way for us to support the college aspirations of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students,” says Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Scott Meiklejohn.

“We look forward to welcoming the students and their admissions mentors and providing everyone with a great summer experience in Maine.”

Since 2011, Bowdoin has been a College Horizons partner helping to prepare Native American students for the college application process.

Bowdoin is also part of the Wabanaki, Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Collaborative (WBBC). Over the years, one of the strongest and most effective parts of the WBBC has been the involvement by students and staffers with Wabanaki communities through orientation and Alternative Spring Break trips to Pleasant Point, organized by Bowdoin’s Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good.

For more information, contact Associate Dean of Admissions & Director of Multicultural Programs Claudia Marroquin at (207) 725-3066 or cmarroqu@bowdoin.edu.

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