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College on the horizon June 12-17

June 8, 2011

College Horizons helps promising high school students identify colleges and academic programs that will help them realize their dreams and goals, as well as navigate the admissions process at selective colleges. Not only do students get the scoop on what it takes to get admitted, but host institutions learn more about what it takes to support Native American students at their schools.

Native American and Native Hawaiian students are the most underrepresented minority population on college campuses. The mission of College Horizons is to encourage and facilitate the education of Native American young people.College Horizons
June 12-17
Lory Student Center

Colorado State University was accepted as a partner university and selected as the host site for the College Horizons Program for the summer of 2011.

From June 12-17, Colorado State University and the College Horizons Program will host 100 Native American students from across the country.

A pre-college program

College Horizons, founded in 1988, is a pre-college program for Native American high school students (open to sophomores and juniors).  The mission of College Horizons is to encourage and facilitate the education of Native American youth.

Each summer, students work with college admissions officers, college counselors, essay specialists, and other educators in a five-day "crash course" on the college application process. 

Fifty Tribal Nations represented

More than 1,550 students have attended College Horizons with 50 Tribal Nations represented from more than 20 states. The College Horizon program has been held on partner campuses across the country such as St. John's College, Washington University, Whitman College, Dartmouth, Harvard, Carleton, Oberlin, Westmont Colleges, University of Puget Sound, Rice, Stanford, Duke, and Lawrence Universities. 

Learn more

For more information on the College Horizons Program at CSU, please contact Leslee Lovato, assistant director, Office of Admissions/Native American Cultural Center at Colorado State University, at

What is accomplished at College Horizons?

The individualized program helps students:

  • Select suitable colleges to research and apply to;
  • Complete winning applications, resumes, and write memorable essays;
  • Receive test-taking strategies, information, and resources on the ACT & SAT;
  • Navigate the financial aid/scholarship jungle, complete a preliminary FAFSA, and learn about the Gates Millennium Scholarship Fund;
  • Develop relationships with admissions officers, by attending our College Fair, informational sessions, and through one-one and small group class time;
  • Receive tips and strategies on the application process and get advice on how to succeed in college as a Native student;
  • Learn what turns an applicant into an admitted student!

Sponsored by the Colorado State University Office of Admissions.

Contact: Leslee Lovato