“I am deeply grateful for the financial assistance you were able to provide me this year. At the start of each new semester, I have previously found myself in lots of anxiety figuring out how I was going to pay for books, tuition, rent, and food. Usually, I am making just enough to get by and carry me through each month. The scholarship was just enough for me at the right time in the Fall. And since I will be temporarily let go from my current job this month, this money will do a lot to help carry me over this Spring until I find another job. Thank you very much again for the care. I sincerely appreciate everyone involved in this scholarship process!”

Jade Johnson

AIGC Delivers Technical Talent! The Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) Program, administered by AIGC produces results!

  • 95% graduation rate!
  • 66% of SPGSF students are women
  • Top fields include environmental science, engineering, and pharmacy

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.

Name Degree Filed of Study Tribal Affliation
Michelle Abeyta JD Law Navajo Nation
Mary Bordeaux EDD Educational Leadership Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation
Willinda Castillo EDD Educational Leadership Navajo Nation
Brittany Dickson EDD Communication Sciences and Disorders Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Susan Dissette MS Accounting Cherokee Nation
Staycie Francisco DOM Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona
Adeltha Gardner EDD Educational Leadership Navajo Nation
Hilary Gourneau MED Counseling Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Dana Hewankorn MA Tribal Administration & Governance Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
Monika Honeyestewa EDD Educational Leadership Pueblo of Laguna
Sharon James-Tiger PhD Research and Evaluation Washoe Tribe
Jennifer Johnson PhD Education, Curriculum and Instruction Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
Stevie Lee PhD Education Navajo Nation
Crystal Lepscier EDD Education Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Stockbridge Munsee Community
Jerilyn Longie EDD Education Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
Danielle Lucero PhD Education, Multicultural/Social Justice Pueblo of Isleta
Danielle Lucero PhD Education, Multicultural/Social Justice Pueblo of Isleta
Danielle Lucero MSW  Master of Social Work Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
Lauren Malone MBA Business, Administration Osage Tribe
Ryan   O’Leary PhD Business Management Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
Melayna Ortiz JD Law Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of Laguna
Mariessa Robles PsyD Psychology, Clinical Susanville Indian Rancheria
Taylor Schad JD Law Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation
Patsy Shaha JD Indigenous Nations Studies Native Village of Perryville
Nicholas Sliger DPT Physical Therapy Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan
Nicholas Sliger DPT Physical Therapy Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan
Andrea Snowball JD Law Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Zhashki Strong JD Law Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Krista Thompson JD Law Navajo Nation
Melissa Wheeler PhD Psychology, Counseling Navajo Nation
Alexis Zendejas JD Law Omaha Tribe of Nebraska