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2022 Student Application

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the 2022 College Horizons (remote) summer workshop for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school students! This form is for all applicants (new and returning). Please complete all pages with correct and updated information. We know it has been a challenging year and we hope to paint a full picture of your academic, family, and home life in order to evaluate how we may be able to support you in the college and financial aid process.

The 2022 College Horizons program dates are July 7–15th. Saturday (7/9) and Sunday (7/10) are program off-days. Please reserve all other full days for program activities. The daily program schedule will be released at a later date. Leading up to the program, we may have you schedule individual meetings with your list maker, essay specialist, and a few small group introduction sessions so that you can make the most of your time together in July.

APPLICATION DEADLINE (for New and Returning Applicants):
March 1st, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT 

Questions? Contact apply@collegehorizons.org.



Includes Short Answer Questions, Personal Reflection Essay, ACT/SAT Results (if any), and Unofficial Transcript Upload.

Students are responsible for giving their Teachers the link to this form.

3. Counselor Form & Official Transcript Upload
Students are responsible for giving their Counselors the link to this form.

4. Parent/Guardian Form
To be completed by applicant's Parent/Legal Guardian.

5. Tribal Enrollment & Hawaiian Documentation Upload

To eligible for our program, each student must:
  • Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized or state recognized American Indian tribe*, Alaska Native group**, or Native Hawaiian***.
  • Be a current sophomore or junior in high school.
  • Have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (in core academic courses, not electives).
  • Be a citizen and currently reside in the United States.
  • Submit a completed application packet by the deadline.
*Indian tribes are sovereign and set their own rules regarding tribal enrollment and membership. To find out what requirements a specific tribe has, contact the tribe's main office or tribal enrollment office.
**Includes a member of a federally recognized Alaska Native Tribe, an original Alaska Native Corporation settlement Act (ANCSA) enrollee, or a person issued stock from an ANCSA Regional Corporation. 

***Documentation from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will be accepted. 

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New or Returning Applicant

Applicant Basic Information
Please make sure the information in this section is STUDENT information (not parent/guardian information) because we use this for student log-in purposes to access remote learning platforms during the program. We may also be mailing curricular materials to students using the information you provide below.

Be sure to let us know if any of your information changes after submitting this application by sending an email to apply@collegehorizons.org.

Preferred names are any name that you wish us to consistently use in place of your legal first name during and after the program. We will do our best to use this name on all correspondence sent to you and your home, except where legally required.

Please enter a STUDENT email above, not a parent/guardian email.

"Sex" refers to a person’s biological status and is typically assigned at birth, usually on the basis of external anatomy. Sex is typically categorized as Male or Female. Your legal sex will be listed on documents like a birth certificate or driver's license. CH only uses this information for airline booking and travel purposes.

"Gender" is often defined as a social construct of norms, behaviors and roles that varies between societies and over time. Gender can be categorized as Male, Female, Trans Male, Trans Female, Gender non-conforming, non-binary, etc. If you would like to specify, you may do so in this section.

Mailing Address Confirmation
Below, please provide a MAILING address where you currently receive U.S. Postal Service mail. P.O. Boxes are acceptable in this section.

We also need you to provide a PHYSICAL shipping address where you can receive UPS and FedEx packages. This is typically a street address - UPS and FedEx will NOT ship to a P.O. Box.

Program Information

Tribal Enrollment and Community

Student Demographic Information

High School Information

Primary Parent/Guardian Contact

Family Information

Sibling Information


Since College Horizons will run our program remotely this summer, having access to a computer (laptop, desktop or tablet), a cell phone, and high speed internet is required. Many students have been issued school-based devices and internet hotspots. Consider what technology you will have access to in June and July, especially if you have to return school based devices. We need to have a clear understanding of your access to technology in your household.

Time Zones

College Horizons students span several time zones from Hawaii to the East Coast. Given that our 2022 programs will be held remotely, we will assign students to small groups based on time zones. 

College Engagement

Standardized Testing Information


The following questions are OPTIONAL. Your responses have no bearing on your admission to College Horizons. Please share only what you are comfortable disclosing. We are trying to get a full picture of you and your family's situation and this information allows us to identify resources and additional support that may be helpful.
Student & Family

Student Employment

Family Finances

Teacher Recommender Information
We ask that applicants have one teacher from a core academic class (i.e. Math, English, Science, History, Indigenous/Foreign Language) fill out our 2022 Teacher Recommendation Form. Please indicate the name and contact information for the teacher who will be submitting a form on your behalf. Students, it is your responsibility to give your teacher the link to the 2022 Teacher Recommendation Form. We only use the contact information below for verification purposes.

Counselor Information
In lieu of a traditional Counselor Recommendation Letter, we ask that applicants have their counselor fill out our 2022 Counselor Form. Please indicate the name and contact information for the counselor who will be submitting a form on your behalf. Students, it is your responsibility to give your counselor the link the 2022 Counselor Form. We only use the contact information below for verification purposes.

NOTE: The 2022 Counselor Form will ask questions on instruction during the pandemic (in-person, hybrid, remote), the grading system (pass/fail, grades, etc.), if any courses of study changed (were honors, AP classes offered or decreased due to the pandemic). We will also ask Counselors to upload a copy of your current transcript.

Counselor Information - Student Experience
We would also like you (the student applicant) to answer a few questions about your school counseling experience. The answers to these questions will not be shared with your Counselor. They help us have a better understanding of your situation.

Short Answer Questions

When answering the following short answer questions be brief, honest and thoughtful in your responses. We read every response so this is your chance to help us understand what makes you unique. Each question has a 250 word limit.

Personal Essay

As Indigenous Peoples we come from a tradition of storytellers. This personal essay is an opportunity for the College Horizons staff to get to know you. Who are you as a student, friend, relative, athlete, performer, worker, etc.? What are you like in your home? What are you like in your school? What are you like on TikTok? How do you see yourself as an Indigenous person, student, etc.

Consider including any of the following in your personal essay, but be sure to tell us how you are connected to or involved with your Native/Indigenous heritage, culture, and community, homelands/villages, or Nations and how a college education might benefit you, your family, your community, and future generations.
  • What are your hopes and dreams for the future?
  • What are you passionate about? What makes you happy?
  • What hardships have you overcome and what did you learn about yourself?
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of?
  • What experiences or people have made a big impression on you and what did you learn from them?
  • What is an event that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family?
  • Anything you feel will help us get to know you better.
Do not repeat your responses from your short answer questions, this is an opportunity to tell us a new story about yourself.

YOU ARE NOT FINISHED! When you hit submit, you will be able to review your answers and you will be prompted for an "e-signature." Once you provide your e-signature, please check your email and click on the email confirmation link to verify (make sure to check your junk mail).