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American Indian College Fund Honors 35 Tribal College Students with Student of Year Scholarships for Achievement


March 19, 2019

March 18, 2019 Denver, Colo.— The American Indian College Fund honored 35 tribal college and university students who were awarded a $1,200 Student of the Year scholarship to attend their respective institutions at a reception in Billings, Montana. The program is sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation.

The 35 scholars named as Students of the Year are:

• Aaniiih Nakoda College, KateLyne Goes Ahead Pretty

• Bay Mills Community College, Alyssa Graham

• Blackfeet Community College, Tessa Tatsey

• Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Carmencita Leaf

• Chief Dull Knife College, Joe Bahr

• College of Menominee Nation, Jasmine Neosh

• College of the Muscogee Nation , Jackson Frye

• Diné College, Kayla Hanks

• Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Tami Boyd

• Fort Peck Community College, Orlonda Gray Hawk

• Haskell Indian Nations University, Lena MacDonald

• Ilisagvik College, Jacynthia Oprenov

• Institute of American Indian Arts , Elizabeth Evans

• Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Sophia Michels

• Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Gabrielle Kiggins

• Leech Lake Tribal College, William Bowstring

• Little Big Horn College, Naumie Shane

• Little Priest Tribal College, Jennifer Berridge

• Navajo Technical College, Darrick Lee

• Nebraska Indian Community College, Anthony Warrior

• Northwest Indian College , Alicia Fulton

• Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, Shayla Gayton

• Oglala Lakota College, Tada Vargas

Red Lake Nation College, Jessilyn Spears

• Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, Sydnee Kopke

• Salish Kootenai College, Brevin Holliday

• Sinte Gleska University, Leondra Blacksmith

• Sisseton Wahpeton College, Devin Tohm

• Sitting Bull College, Hoksila WhiteMountain

• Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Letisha Mailboy

• Stone Child College, Kade Galbavy

• Tohono O'odham Community College, Warren Mattias

• Turtle Mountain Community College, Charlie Decoteau

• United Tribes Technical College , Kasa Hohenstein

• White Earth Tribal and Community College, Jacob McArthur

About the American Indian College Fund

Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native higher education for 30 years. The College Fund believes “Education is the answer" and provided 5,896 scholarships last year totaling $7.65 million to American Indian students, with more than 131,000 scholarships and community support totaling over $200 million since its inception. The College Fund also supports a variety of academic and support programs at the nation’s 35 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which are located on or near Indian reservations, ensuring students have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators and is one of the nation’s top 100 charities named to the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit


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