Summer Institute (SI)
For nearly 50 years, INMED Summer Institute has helped to prepare students in grades 7-12 for college and careers in the allied health fields.
What is Summer Institute?
- SI is an academic enrichment session for students who are interested in exploring careers and fields of study in health care.
- SI provides students an opportunity to enhance their potential for success in a health career through daily classes in biology, chemistry, communications/study skills, health with basic first aid, math and physics. These courses are vital for a successful health career.
- In addition to the coursework, SI participants are given the opportunity to experience life on a college campus, listen to successful American Indian health professionals, learn more about various health careers, participate in educational field trips, and meet other American Indian students from across the United States.
- Up to 60 students are selected each year to participate in SI. Supervision is provided on a 24-hour-a-day basis for the entire six-week period. All educational expenses (i.e., room and board, transportation) are paid by the program with funds from our Indian Health Service grant.
Summer Institute 2023 application is open!
Program Dates: June 12th through July 14th
Deadline for application and all supplemental materials: April 1
2023 Application Checklist (have these materials ready before you begin):
1.Typed & signed autobiographical sketch
Times New Roman or Arial Font, size 12, double spaced, max 250 words per prompt.
Please provide information on the following:
- Yourself (i.e. family, spirituality, culture, personality, character, education, hobbies/interests)
- Involvement in your tribal community
- Education and career goals
- Extra-curricular activities/volunteerism
- Other educational programs you've been a participant of (i.e. STEM)
- Why you want to participate in the INMED Summer Institute Program
- What you hope to achieve by becoming an INMED participant
2. Most recently available academic transcripts. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded in the application, or official transcripts can be ordered and sent to INMED directly.
3. Documentation of tribal enrollment and/or descendancy from a federally recognized tribe.
TWO recommendation letters must be sent directly to INMED from your recommenders:
You may provide the recommendation form to your recommenders. INMED will also reach out to your recommenders from the contact information you provide in the online application.