SIPI Offers Hopi Grads Opportunity To Experience Dorm Life

Free Tablet, Backpack, Calculator, plus Room and Board at college campus

Polacca, Ariz.-“Hopi High School graduating seniors have an opportunity to earn a ‘free tablet’ and ‘backpack’ by participating and successfully completing the 2017 Bridge to Success Summer Program, at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), July 6 thru July 21,” said Alban Naha, Interim Superintendent, Hopi Junior-High School.

“The program is a 16 day residential intensive Math and English program targeted towards high school graduating seniors or college freshmen,” said Dr. Rivera Lebron, a co-chair of the program.

Naha said students have an opportunity to experience college life on campus as they prepare to transition from high school to career or college. Student’s will reside in the college dormitories located on the SIPI campus.

“Participating seniors room and meals are provided free for the summer session,” said Dr. Lebron.

Students successfully completing the program and who wish to further their career at the school will receive a tuition waiver for the Fall trimester when they enroll as a full-time student at SIPI.

“Students will receive guidance on career assessment, personal financial budgeting, college survival skills and leadership skills,” said Dr. Lebron.

“Our Success program also includes student meetings with SIPI Advisors, Peer Leaders, Tutors and SIPI students,” said Jolene Aguilar, Grant Coordinator, and Co-Chair.

“All supplies needed in the class such as calculators, writing implements, paper, etc. are provided by the program,” she said.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 26, 2017.  Students must be 18 to participate in the program. Applications are available from Hopi Senior Counselor DuShon Monongye.

SIPI is a 2-year tribal community college.

Contact: Bertha Parker