Native American Natural Resource Program
The Native American Natural Resource Program (NANRP) provides Native students with the services and resources they need for a successful academic experience here at the University of Montana.
The mission of the NANRP is to provide Native American students enrolled in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation with educational opportunities and support that will assist and guide them as they earn their undergraduate degree.
Some of the services the NANRP offers Native American students enrolled in the college:
- academic and financial aid advising (including transfer advising)
- internship and seasonal job placement
- And scholarship searches
The W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish land and Kalispel people. We honor and appreciate that.
The University of Montana values leadership, engagement, diversity, and sustainability, because our institution is committed to respect, welcome, encourage, and celebrate the differences among us. Read more about UM's Diversity Advisory Council
Read the Resolution to reconstitute Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day, passed by ASUM on Sept. 30, 2015
Read the City of Missoula's proclamation on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Awareness Day, designated as Feb. 14
Yellowstone National Park Native American Resource Management Internships
Two internships available for summer 2018 in Yellowstone National Park.
Native American Resource Management Internship (pdf) - Hazard tree management, invasive plant control, wildlife/visitor management, data entry, and integrated pest management
Native American Youth Program Internship (pdf) - Assist with youth work-based learning programs, co-lead educational activities, help lead volunteer service projects
Scholarships available for Native American students
- Native Science Fellows Hopa Mountain is now accepting application from Native American and Latino university students in the geosciences that are seeking fellowships to conduct research with faculty or work with environmental science organizations. The deadline to apply is February 15.
- From the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation: American Indian Forestry & Conservation Scholarship
- From Intertribal Timber Council: Truman D. Picard Scholarship for undergrads and Native American Natural Resource Research Scholarship
- Dennis R. Washington Native American Fellowship
- American Indian College Fund
- UM Native American Studies Dept. scholarships
- American Indian Services
Upcoming Events - 2017
Soup Wednesdays - every Wed. from 12:15 to 1:15 join UM's American Indian Student Services and a different department for free soup and community.
Forestry Bldg. Rm. 103
Resources for Native American Students at UM
- UM Diversity Advisory Council
- American Indian Student Services
- Kyiyo: Native American Student Association
- American Indian Gateway
- Native American Studies Program
- Native American Center of Excellence: Skaggs School of Pharmacy
- Indigenous Research and STEM Education
- TRiO Student Support Services
- VETS Office