2024 Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy Applications are open!

Application Form

This program is open to all high school students regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, or tribal affiliation.

Application deadline is April 26. Students will be informed of their acceptance the week of May 6.

The MATC Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy (SNYLA) is a multi-day summer program held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus for high school students. The mission is two-fold:

  1. to provide an extended learning opportunity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects to high school students, and
  2. to explore a wide-range of education and career options after high school.
The academy offers a broad range of hands-on activities that build interest in STEM subjects and transportation-related careers while engaging with Native American history and culture. The curriculum is developed and implemented by Native American faculty, students, and leaders from across the country. Attendees have the unique opportunity to build a professional network with Native American guest speakers and panelists, who provide mentorship by sharing their education and career success.

NCIA/MATC Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy

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