Native American Student Program
Photo: Former Miss Warm Springs, Thyreicia Simtustus, Michelle Cary, Native American Program Coordinator, and Feliciana Conner, Confederated Tribes of Umatilla tribal member, at the 2018 Native American Heritage Month Celebration
Our purpose is to help ensure a successful college experience for Native American students. We provide support services, culturally enriching activities, academic advising and registration assistance. Another function of the Native American Program (NAP) is to bring forth concerns and recommendations and act upon them to foster a welcoming and positive learning environment. In addition the program works to increase understanding of Native American issues both on campus and beyond.
Help students achieve their academic goals.
Please check out our virtual events! Due to COVID-19, we will not be able to meet in person this year.
Speakers, Activities, and Multicultural Events.
Summer Training to Revive Indigenous Vision and Empowerment.
Native American Program Coordinator
Coats Campus Center, Room 106B
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way Bend, OR 97703
Native American Service Award
This award is funded through a private endowment devoted to helping Native Americans successfully achieve their educational goals. The award is available to students who are actively involved in the First Nations Student Union program and/or their community. If you think you are eligible for this Service Award please download the application and the volunteer form.
First Nations Student Union Scholarship
The FNSU Club has a one-time $500 scholarship available for COCC students in their
last term. Students must have been actively involved in the FNSU Club, have a minimum
of a 2.5 cumulative GPA and write an essay. If you have any questions, please contact
Michelle Cary, Native American Program Coordinator at 541.318.3782 or firstname.lastname@example.org