The UConn Cultural and Educational Exchange with Indigenous Nations (UCINCEE) is a scholarship for local Native youth that provides them with mentorship from both students and faculty, as well as an all expenses paid Pre-College Summer experience (PCS). PCS will allow youth to come and live on the Storrs campus for a week where they will be able to pursue potential areas of academic interest and get a glimpse of the college.
Components of the Scholarship
Building a strong sense of community is integral to UCINCEE, and one of the ways we achieve this is through in person gatherings. Each semester we will convene as a group three times, giving local youth and their families the chance to get to know one another, as well as program affiliated UConn faculty, staff, and students. The meetings will consist of cultural activities, food, and of course community.
Undergraduate mentorship is another great benefit UCINCEE offers. Each year a select group of undergraduate mentors are selected and trained to act as guides for youth involved in the program. In the spring mentors will be regularly available to meet with the youth whenever they want, whether it’s help with a school project or guidance on the college application process our mentors out there to help guide the youth navigate whatever they need assistance with.
Pre-College Summer experience
PCS is a well established program at UConn, and we are partnering with them for summer 2022 to offer a unique experience for the youth. Participants in PCS come to UConn Storrs, live in the dorms, and take classes that match their individual interests. Scholarship recipients will not only experience the great program that PCS has to offer, but also take part in individualized cultural activities and events put together specifically for UCINCEE youth.
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