“Thank you for coordinating with me and the Native American Community Academy (NACA).  Our students gained so much knowledge and are better prepared for the next steps.  We are always happy to be a part of college readiness!  Thank you for all that you do to get indigenous students to college.”

Jessica Becenti

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

Students of the Month

AIGC will be selecting two students a month to honor and recognize their academic excellence and community engagement. Each month, the Student of the Month selection committee will choose one undergraduate student and one graduate student. The selected students will receive a certificate, a $50 prepaid debit card and the opportunity to be showcased in The American Indian Graduate magazine, on AIGC’s social media and website.

December 2018 Graduate

Bonnie LemonBonnie Lemon

Home Town: Fletcher, Okla.
Tribe: Comanche
Scholarship: AIGC Fellowship
School: Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Field: Native American Leadership
GPA: 4

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December 2018 Undergraduate

James BrandJames Brand

Home Town: Omaha, Neb.
Tribe: Oglala Sioux
Scholarship: Wells Fargo Undergraduate
School: Metropolitan Community College
Major: Human Services
3.92

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November 2018 Graduate

Mitchell Rose Bear Don’t Walk

Mitchell Rose Bear Don’t WalkHome town: Saint Ignatius, MT
Tribe: Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes, Crow Nation, Lone Pine Shoshone Paiute
Scholarship: Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund
School: University of Montana
Field: Environmental Studies
GPA: 3.9

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November 2018 Undergraduate

Preslee ThornePreslee Thorne

Home town: Lawton, OK
Tribe: Chickasaw Nation
Scholarship: AIGC/Gates Millennial Scholar
School: University of Oregon
Major: City Planning, Public Policy and Nonprofit Management
GPA: 3.56

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October 2018 Graduate

Jade HermanJade Herman

Home Town: Mission, SD
Tribe: Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Scholarship: AIGC Fellowship
School: Creighton University
Field: Interdisciplinary Leadership, Ed.D.
GPA: 4.0

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October 2018 Undergraduate

DaLacy DockreyDaLacy Dockrey

Home Town: Shawnee, OK
Tribe: Cherokee Nation
Scholarship: GMS – Undergraduate
School: Oklahoma State University
Field: Agricultural Economics and Accounting
GPA: 3.802

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September 2018 Graduate

KiKirby Parnellrby Parnell

Home Town: Fort Gibson, OK
Tribe: Cherokee
Scholarship: Gates Millennium Scholarship
School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Field: Ocean Sciences
GPA: 3.84

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August 2018 Graduate

Tina WhitegeeseTina Whitegeese

Home Town: Espanola, N.M.
Tribe: Pueblo of Pojoaque
Scholarship: AIGC Fellowship
School: University of New Mexico
Degree: MBA
GPA: 4.0

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August 2018 Undergraduate

Maylee LoftenMaylee Loften

Home Town: Fayetteville, Ark.
Tribe: Cherokee and Delaware Tribe of Indians
Scholarship: Wells Fargo
School: University of Arkansas
Major: Psychology
GPA: 3.375

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