“As always, thank you for your continued support. We really appreciate you!!”

Macheala Adkison

AIGC & AIGCS are the largest scholarship providers to American Indian and Alaskan Native students in the U.S.

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News and Announcements

2018 Recipients: AIGC Named Graduate Scholarships

AIGC Named Scholarships

The American Indian Graduate Center has eight named graduate scholarships that provide funding for students seeking graduate and professional degrees.

Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship

This need-based scholarship funds graduate students seeking degrees in Environmental Studies or Public Health.

Brandon Smith
MSW/MPH
Public Health
Navajo Nation

Dr.

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2018 Recipients: Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates

Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates

This need-based scholarship from Wells Fargo funds undergraduate students in any major of choice. Undergraduates receive $5,000.

Name
Degree
Field of Study
Tribal Affiliation

Henry Albert
BA/BS
Political Science
Native Village of Ruby

Rebecca Barbosa
BA/BS
Nursing
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota

Kimberly Becenti
AA/AS
Business
Navajo Nation

Rosey Begay
AA/AS
Nursing
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

Necole Begay
BA/BS
Engineering,

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2018 Recipients: Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

This need-based scholarship from Wells Fargo funds undergraduate and graduate students in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources. Undergraduates receive $2,500; graduate students receive $5,000.

Name
Degree
Field of Study
Tribal Affiliation

Jessica Coriz
BA/BS
Accounting
Pueblo of San Ildefonso

Ashlee Jallen
MBA
Business,

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2018 Recipients: BIE Loan for Service

BIE Loan for Service

AIGC partners with the Bureau of Indian Education to offer loans to students pursuing graduate and professional degrees. The goal is to promote opportunity for careers with tribal governments, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Affairs—funded organizations on- and off- reservations. The $20,000 loans are paid back at the rate of one year of service for one year of funding.

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2018 recipients: Special Higher Education Program

Special Higher Education Program

The Bureau of Indian Education funds this need-based fellowship for students pursuing graduate or professional degrees. Students receive $3,000-$4,000 a year.

Name
Degree
Field of Study
Tribal Affiliation

Celina Aguilar
MBA
Business, Administration
Pueblo of San Ildefonso

Troy Aguirre
JD
Law
Navajo Nation

Shabnam Ahmed
MBA
Business,

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2018 Recipients: All Native American High School Academic Team award

AIGC’s All Native American High School Academic Team award

AIGC honors ten American Indian and Alaska Native high school seniors who have applied to college and who demonstrate outstanding original academic, artistic, or leadership qualities. Students receive a $250 award.

Name
Degree
Field of Study
Tribal Affiliation

Zachery Burns
BA/BS
Biology
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation

Cole Walker
BA/BS
Engineering,

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2018 Recipients: Wilson Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program

Congratulations to our 2018 recipients of the Wilson Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program

This need-based endowed scholarship funds undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Technology (AAS).

Name
Degree
Field of Study
Tribal Affliation

Cassidy Vander Molen
DVM
Veterinary Medicine
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Layna Tarpalechee
DVM
Veterinary Medicine
Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Jennifer Anderson
DVM
Veterinary Medicine
Knik Tribe

Billyann Monrean
DVM
Veterinary Medicine
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Blake Guard
DVM
Veterinary Medicine
Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Marissa Gibbs
DVM
Veterinary Medicine
Chickasaw Nation

Amanda Tamez
DVM
Biology
Navajo Nation

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2018 Recipients: Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund

Congratulations to our 2018 recipients of the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund

The Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund is a merit-based scholarship sponsored by Accenture that funds undergraduates in engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business-oriented fields. Students receive $2,000-$2,500 a year for four years.

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