Scholars for the Good Land brings Indigenous students to campus

The Scholars for the Good Land is a free pre-college program for Indigenous high school students interested in learning more about science, education and American Indian culture. Throughout the program, students learn about various majors offered at UW-Milwaukee by engaging in hands-on activities and building their toolbox for college success.

This year, students stayed in Sandburg Residence Hall for eight days. Some of the activities students took part in include a campus tour, water sampling and testing on the Neeskay research vessel, metal casting at the UWM Foundry, stargazing at the UWM Planetarium, piecing together animal bones in anthropology, making turtle rattles and visiting the UWM Field Station to learn about maple sugaring.

Students also learned about research opportunities, scholarships and how to be involved as a college student.