group photo of recent Native American graduates after a reception for the Native American Center

Native American Center

Get Started on the Path to Success

Take the next step in your academic journey and toward your future career. San Juan College's Native American Center can help you get started.


At the Native American Center at SJC, you'll find more than just a place to get academic support. We offer a welcoming community that celebrates your culture and successes. Whether you're applying to San Juan College for the first time or navigating the financial aid process, our team is here to help every step of the way.

Native American students participating in drum circle

Native American Center Scholarships and Workshops

We offer many scholarships for SJC students. We also provide financial aid workshops to walk you through the application process.

Services for Future SJC Students

We're so excited for you to join our community. Visit our office even before you enroll, and we'll help you get started. Think of us as your go-to place for everything there is to know about SJC.

Admission Assistance

Confused by the admission process? Our friendly staff can assist you, from setting up an admission account to submitting your application. We will also make sure you’re signed up for the Native American new student orientation.

Academic Advisement

You’ve enrolled! Now what? Our academic advisors meet with you to help maximize your time at SJC. Learn about our Academic Catalog and how to select courses. We’ll make sure you’re on the path to graduation.

Scholarship Advisement

Get funds to pay for tuition, books, fees, and more. We'll help you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to see if you qualify for federal or state scholarships.

Get information about scholarship opportunities that can help you pay for tuition, books, and more, including Native American and tribal scholarships.

Information and Services

Need additional support as you get started? The Native American Center can refer you to services at SJC that make your college experience positive. Learn about:

  • Childcare
  • Computer labs
  • Counseling
  • Disability services
  • Housing
  • Student organizations and clubs

Services for Current SJC Students

The Native American Center provides services and resources to help you complete your certificate and degree. See how we help you stay on track to graduate.

Academic and Personal Advisement

Whether you need help building your class schedule or need to talk about personal issues, you can find help at the Native American Center. 

Scholarship Advisement

Reach your academic goals and qualify for scholarships with the help of our knowledgeable staff. We’ll also connect you to more scholarship opportunities.

Cultural Presentations

We know going to college can be a huge culture shock. We provide training and workshops from the perspective of the Native American culture to help you adjust and thrive here. 

Native Guest Lecturers

Learn more about indigenous culture from our presenters. They share informational and educational topics with students and the general public.

Cultural Trips

Join us as we visit and learn about Indigenous cultural sites in the area. Connect with your Native ethnic identity and history.

More About the Native American Center

Ms. Indigenous Contestants dressed in regalia

Ms. Indigenous San Juan College

Learn about our annual competition in which we showcase Native culture and spotlight some of our brightest students.

Native American dancers

All Nations Benefit Powwow

Join us in celebrating Native and Indigenous culture with our annual powwow. This community event includes dancing, singing, and more!

Upcoming Events

Dancers performing in their traditional clothing at the San Juan College Balloon Glow

Contact Us

nac@newbetterhome.com
Phone: (505) 566-3321

Student Center, Room 1610

M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.