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Geoscience Fellowship Program

Native Science Fellows


Hopa Mountain, Salish Kootenai College, and Blackfeet Community College cooperatively offer the Native Science Fellows program for Native American undergraduate and graduate students to participate in community-based science organizations in an effort to increase their engagement in higher education and geosciences careers.


There are four primary goals:

  • To increase the number of Native American students who are engaged in community-based geosciences education and careers;

  • To provide role models and work experience for Native American high school and college students interested in the geosciences;

  • To develop a career ladder network of Native students that are interested in pursuing geosciences careers;

  • To build a network of community-based science professionals who are committed to the success of Native students and provide on-going support for personal, academic and professional success.

Native Science Fellowships are competitively awarded to geosciences students with support from the National Science Foundation.

Native Science Public Database

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The Native Science Fellows Public Database is a Microsoft Excel document. It includes summaries, keywords, sources, and weblinks (when available) on over 380 articles relating to possible research topics. Articles are organized with an ID code in the left column that relate to a particular “Focus” (these are listed on the “Topics” tab at the bottom of the spread sheet as well as “Inclusive Topics” (e.g. Resource Management, Climate Change, Land & Treaty Rights etc.).

A useful way to search the database is to use the search keyword shortcut on your keyboard: hold Ctrl + F and then type your text in the box that pops up. All articles are also available in hard copy at the Hopa Mountain office (please take note of their ID code to locate hard copies).


Call (406) 586-2455 for more information or email info@hopamountain.org.