The goal of the program is to provide training and experience in population health research for
college students who are from underrepresented and historically excluded
groups in the health sciences. U.S.-based college students from underrepresented and historically
excluded populations (First generation; low-income or underserved rural
community backgrounds; Black or African American; Hispanic or Latinx;
Indigenous, Native American, or Alaska Native; Pacific Islander;
Filipino, Hmong, or Vietnamese; LGBTQIA+; Individuals with disabilities;
Veterans; and additional groups).
The Chappabitty scholarship is an annual award of $1000; more than one
may be given in any year. Students must be enrolled in one of the three
majors in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University, have a 3.0 GPA, have at
least ¼ Native American blood (documented from one or more tribes), and
have primary interests in a health profession. Transfer students and
incoming freshmen, with a 3.2 GPA, who meet all the above requirements,
may also apply for the scholarship.
We seek outstanding undergraduate students from around the state and the country to spend their summer at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City for a biomedical research experience at one of the best mentored programs in existence. Students join experienced laboratories where they work with other students and personnel to pursue their own projects over the course of a nine-week period. On the final day, students show off their progress at a poster session to the campus community. A Celebration Luncheon follows where student accomplishments are acknowledged by their advisors, awards are presented, and a former summer student returns to campus to present a Keynote Address. Students participating in our intensive programs receive generous stipends and housing arrangements to allow pursuit of their research activities full-time (40 hours/week) without distraction. Please see the information in the sidebar above to find which program is best suited for your needs and background. Entry is competitive, so be sure to apply by the deadline in February or March to ensure consideration.
The Association of American Indian Physicians sponsors multiple student programs aimed to increase the diversity of the health professions workforce through recruitment and training for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Please find out more information at the website of the Association of American Indian Physicians.
For Educational Opportunities Specific to the Dakota Center, please contact:
Marcia O’Leary, Manager
118 S Willow Street
Eagle Butte, SD 57625