Project PROA

Helping Students Navigate their Path to a College Degree

Promotion, Retention, Opportunities, Advancement

Helping Students Navigate their Path to a College Degree

Project PROA offers FREE tutoring and mentoring, activities, workshops, and resources to high school and college students.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Project PROA’s services are offered on-campus or virtually/online (appointment/drop-in) for the Fall 2022 semester. To sign up for free tutoring and mentoring, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The PROA Center is temporarily located at the NMC Archives/Pacific Collection in Building O. Project PROA is open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm (on-campus/virtually) 5:00pm - 8:00pm (virtually by appointment only) and on Saturdays, 8:00am - 6:00pm (virtually by appointment only).

What is Project PROA?

The mission of Project Promotion Retention Opportunities Advancement (PROA) is to improve and expand the capacity of indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian students* in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota by increasing the proportion of those who enroll and graduate on time at NMC.

Project PROA’s goals are to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career interest among students and provide financial literacy education to students and their families through tutoring and mentoring and activities and workshops.

*As a federally-funded program under the U.S. Department of Education's Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant, Project PROA serves all enrolled high school and college students.

AANAPISI flyer

What services does Project PROA provide?

Project PROA Services

Project PROA provides the following services to high school and college students:

  • Activities/Workshops
    • Academic, STEM & Financial Literacy, and mentorship activities
  • Advising/Counseling
    • Academic advising support and financial literacy counseling
  • College Mentoring
    • In-person/virtual mentoring
    • In-class mentoring in all BE111 sections
  • Embedded Tutoring
    • In-person/virtual tutoring in all math or science courses via 1:1 or group sessions
    • In-class/virtual tutoring in all math courses up to MA132, BI101, and EG101
  • Computer/Printer Access, Resources*, & Study Space
    • Printing/copying services, course textbooks, calculators, laptops, tablets, headphones, musical instruments, and study space are available at the PROA Center *All resources can only be used at the PROA Center.

Promotion, Retention, Opportunities, Advancement

Helping Students Navigate their Path to a College Degree

Project PROA offers FREE tutoring and mentoring, activities, workshops, and resources to high school and college students.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Project PROA’s services are offered on-campus or virtually/online (appointment/drop-in) for the Fall 2022 semester. To sign up for free tutoring and mentoring, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The PROA Center is temporarily located at the NMC Archives/Pacific Collection in Building O. Project PROA is open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm (on-campus/virtually) 5:00pm - 8:00pm (virtually by appointment only) and on Saturdays, 8:00am - 6:00pm (virtually by appointment only).

What is Project PROA?

The mission of Project Promotion Retention Opportunities Advancement (PROA) is to improve and expand the capacity of indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian students* in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota by increasing the proportion of those who enroll and graduate on time at NMC.

Project PROA’s goals are to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career interest among students and provide financial literacy education to students and their families through tutoring and mentoring and activities and workshops.

*As a federally-funded program under the U.S. Department of Education's Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant, Project PROA serves all enrolled high school and college students.

AANAPISI flyer

What services does Project PROA provide?

Project PROA Services

Project PROA provides the following services to high school and college students:

  • Activities/Workshops
    • Academic, STEM & Financial Literacy, and mentorship activities
  • Advising/Counseling
    • Academic advising support and financial literacy counseling
  • College Mentoring
    • In-person/virtual mentoring
    • In-class mentoring in all BE111 sections
  • Embedded Tutoring
    • In-person/virtual tutoring in all math or science courses via 1:1 or group sessions
    • In-class/virtual tutoring in all math courses up to MA132, BI101, and EG101
  • Computer/Printer Access, Resources*, & Study Space
    • Printing/copying services, course textbooks, calculators, laptops, tablets, headphones, musical instruments, and study space are available at the PROA Center *All resources can only be used at the PROA Center.

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How do I apply for Project PROA?

To sign up for our services, fill out the application form here and e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For any other services or inquiries, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Proa Pathway Partnership

The Proa Pathway Partnership is a federally-funded program under a five-year, Part A cooperative grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American Native American Pacific Islanders Serving Institutions program. This program will help Asian American and Pacific Islander students successfully graduate from college and enter into meaningful careers by providing services that will help them identify career paths in STEM, receive mentorship and guidance, and gain research experience that aligns with their educational and career goals in preparation for their transition into Portland State University.

The Proa Pathway Partnership Application is now available! 

Opens: December 5, 2022
Closes: January 21, 2023
Letters of Recommendation Due: January 30, 2023
Notice of Selection: February 21, 2023

What are the eligibility requirements? 

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Have completed at least one year of undergraduate coursework by Spring 2023
  4. Be enrolled full-time at the time of application (or have completed an AA/AS)
  5. Must be interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the field of STEM or related field
  6. Upon completing an associate's degree from NMC, students must intend to transfer to PSU in Fall 2023 and/or Fall 2024. 

How to apply?

Step 1: Must complete a Proa Pathway Partnership application.
Step 2: Commit to attending the one (1) week Summer Research Academy at Portland State University in June 2023
Step 3: Register for the research gateway course at NMC.

For more information about the program, please contact [email protected]edu. 

 

Workshops / Sessions

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Check out our NMC Youtube Channel to view Project PROA's STEM and Financial Literacy videos: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCBxKNQfessoPtvqKAhrEqg/videos

 

2nd Annual Research Symposium

Project PROA and the Science Mathematics Health and Athletics (SMHA) department hosted NMC's 2nd Annual Research Symposium on Friday, April 29th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the World Resort Taga Hall.

The symposium featured a collection of research projects from students and faculty across the different degree programs who will showcase their work.

 Research Symposium Poster

 

Research Symposium Slides

Camp PROA - Summer Bridge Program

Camp PROA is a summer bridge program aimed to help high school students be college and career ready through various engaging activities and opportunities in STEM fields and much more! 

 Camp PROA Poster

Camp PROA Booklet SQ Code

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