Pre-College Camp: American Indian Science Scholars Program (AISSP)
July 11-22, 2022

A FREE educational program for Native American high-school students interested in fields of health, science, education, and American Indian culture.

This program is supported by: Great Lakes Native American Research Center for Health, a program of Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Inc.

Each day students will…

  • Meet with camp leaders
  • Participate in short classes or activities
  • Submit small assignments on the Canvas course page

This year’s activities may include:

  • College campus tours around the Milwaukee Area
  • DNA extraction and typing
  • Day at the Pharmacy School
  • Cruise on the Freshwater Sciences boat
  • Water testing and density labs
  • Learn about research studies
  • Stargaze at the UWM Planetarium
  • Tool-box kits for college success
  • Brewer game, kayak trip, and/or trip to one of Milwaukee’s museums
  • Cultural activities and more!

If you have any questions or would like more information please send an Email to Angela Mesic.

Update for 2022: Pending on Covid-19 protocols, AISSP will be held overnight in the UWM dorms or as a day camp. We encourage all in-person participants to be vaccinated, but that is not a requirement. However, for non-vaccinated participants, you will be required to be tested both weeks.


If you are interested in being an American Indian Science Scholars MENTOR, please visit

To apply as a 2022 American Indian Science Scholars PARTICIPANT, apply here:

2022 AISSP

Application to attend the 2022 American Indian Science Scholar Program.
  • About You (the student)

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Depending on Covid-19 protocols, AISSP will either be offered both in-person as a day camp with a virtual option, or as an in-person only overnight camp in the UW-Milwaukee dorms. Travel stipends are available.
  • Do you have access to internet? (ctrl + click to select more than one response)
  • Why are you interested in participating in the WI American Indian Science Scholars Program (please rank in order with highest reason at the top. )
    • Love health & science and want to learn more
    • Want to learn more about college in general
    • Sounds like fun
    • To meet others with similar interests
    • To get a feel for college atmosphere
    • I am being made to do this
  • Contact Information

  • to add more than one parent/ guardian, click on the "+". You can enter as many as needed.
    NameContact Phone NumberContact Email AddressAddressrelationship to you (the student) 
  • **Student should be an entering sophomore or higher and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. We will make exceptions to those guidelines, as space allows. Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis due to the limited number of slots for students. NOTE: if you are unable to obtain your transcript please upload a document explaining that you have tried.
    Max. file size: 5 MB.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.