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Indigenous Scholars of Promise

Indigenous Scholars of Promise (ISP) is a college preparation program that provides Native American high school juniors and seniors in Montana with training, mentoring, and support services to help them prepare to apply to the top tier colleges/universities of their choice. ISP scholars are in the top 20% of their class, have a 3.4 GPA or above, and are considering applying to highly competitive colleges and universities. Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors and juniors that meet these qualifications. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2015.

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Benefits of being an Indigenous Scholar of Promise:

  • Visits to college and university campuses.
  • Monthly training and coaching meetings for one year to help prepare you to apply to colleges/universities and succeed once you are there.
  • Assistance with university essays, application/testing fees, and scholarship applications.
  • Mentor and peer support throughout the college preparation process.
  • Recognition through participation in the Indigenous Scholars of Promise program.

Indigenous Scholars of Promise is made possible with generous support from the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, the Steele-Reese Foundation, the Sample Foundation, and the Women's Foundation of Montana.


Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer
Executive Director
(406) 586–2455
Contact Bonnie

The Indigenous Scholars of Promise Application for current high school sophomores and juniors - deadline September 30, 2015

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