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College Motivation Day

The College Motivation Day is a one-day on-campus summit for current High School Seniors and Community College Transfer Native American students who are interested in applying to Sacramento State for the Fall semester. The annual event is hosted in the fall semester to help students apply for the following application cycle.

The goal of the event is to invite local and regional Native American students who are interested in applying to our campus. During the summit, students will participate in different workshops including attending a workshop to help them learn about our campus Admissions requirements, a workshop to help them submit a successful CSU college application and learn about Financial Aid and options available to them to pay for college. Students will also have the option do a campus tour and learn about our campus, departments, resources and services available to them.

Native Scholars Program (NSP)

The goal of the Native Scholars Program is to increase the outreach, recruitment, enrollment, and retention of self-identified Native American student both incoming First-Time Freshmen and Community College Transfer Students who are interested in attending Sacramento State. The goal is to help and provide transitional support and retention support to students who have applied to our campus. Once admitted, our program will communicate with applicants and help students understand critical campus deadlines, their Financial Aid options and complete their files to the university. Once enrolled, students will receive retention and advising services via our Esak’timá Center.

Native Scholars Program (NSP)

Native Scholars Program- Summit Day Event

The Native Scholars Program Summit is a one-day on-campus event, allows incoming fall admitted students to meet our Native American Staff and Faculty and learn how to complete their files to the university. During the event, students will learn about critical campus deadlines and how to complete their “To Do” list and submit forms. Students will learn how to access campus resources and software to be successful. During the event, scholars who attend will be able to meet with their major advisors, meet peers and learn about other programs and resources for them to be successful in their first semester.


United Auburn Indian Community

Cobell Scholarship

County of Sacramento Native American Caucus

Chapa-De Indian Health

Sac State Scholarships

Campus Resources

Community Partners

Sac State's Draft Land Acknowledgment

Sacramento State acknowledges, with respect, the land our campus is on today was, and continues to be, the homelands of the Indigenous people of this area, the Nisenan, specifically the Nissim-Pawenan, and Miwok. The larger Sacramento area and its rivers serve as a gathering place for many local tribes from the surrounding valley and foothills including the Southern Maidu, Patwin and Wintun.

Sacramento State recognize these lands and riverways as unceded traditional territories of these Native peoples. We further recognize these California Native nations and respect their sovereignty. By offering this land acknowledgment, we affirm the University’s commitment to build relationships and foster a university environment of success to better serve Native nations and communities.