Iowa First Nations Summer Program

IFN students posing by the Latino Native American Cultural Center sign

July 14 - 20, 2019

This program provides Native American students the opportunity to live on campus and experience the university setting, explore majors, and gain an appreciation for the variety of opportunities on the UI campus and higher education in general.

Participants will attend structured classroom seminars and field trips to various campus departments, enjoy hands-on classroom experiences, and have the opportunity to get involved in social and recreational activities on campus and in the community.


Carlos D. Nelson
24 Phillips Hall

Blanca Ramirez
24 Phillips Hall


Friday, May 24, 2019


Participants will be high school students in good standing who are entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade and who have heritage backgrounds that are based on a Native American culture.

Participants are expected to pay for their own travel costs to and from the program. Other expenses like lodging, meals, and camp activities are at no cost to the student upon admission into the program.

How to Apply/Enroll

The application process is now open.

Click here to be directed to the online application.

The application will require a one-page essay on your goals and reasons for wanting to be in the program, and copies of your high school transcripts or grade report before May 24, 2019.

Participants will be notified by June 14, 2019 regarding selection into the program.