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.

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August 2020 Graduate SOTM Monique Apple

August 2020 – Graduate

Monique Apple Rapid City, South Dakota Yankton Sioux Tribe Special Higher Education Program University of St. Thomas Social Work GPA: 3.83 Community Service 2019-2022 Council on Social Work Education Board Member 2016-2022 Indigenous Social Work Educators Association Governing Council Member 2018-2019 Seventh Circuit Court Appointed Special Advocate Board Member 2014-2020 Lakota Youth Cultural Healing Camps

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August 2020 Undergraduate SOTM - Jacob Flowers

August 2020 – Undergraduate

Jacob Flowers New Bern, North Caroline Nanticoke Indian Association Inc. Wells Fargo Undergraduate Wingate University Biology GPA: 3.0 Community Service  Participates in the student government association Participated in One Day One Dog, a full day of service at Wingate University. Short Bio Jacob Flowers is a student and athlete at Wingate University. He has a

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joseph white mountain

July 2020 – Undergraduate

Joseph White Mountain McLaughlin, South DakotaStanding Rock Sioux TribeScience Post Graduate Scholarship Fund Sitting Bull CollegeInformation TechnologyGPA: 3.5+   Community Service: Sung Watogla Horse Program Fitness Club (Sitting Bull College) Geek Squad (Sitting Bull College) McLaughlin Middle School Football Coach Short Bio: Joseph is a 27 year old student currently in his fourth semester of

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eva dawn burk

July 2020 – Graduate

Eva Dawn Burk Fairbanks, AlaskaNenana Native AssociationScience Post Graduate Scholarship Fund University of Alaska FairbanksNatural Resources and Environment GPA: 3.75   Short Bio: Eva Dawn Burk grew up practicing her Denaakk’e (Koyukon) and Dene’ (Lower Tanana) Athabascan traditions of harvesting salmon, moose, waterfowl and berries and trapping with her family on their ancestral lands and

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marcus richardson

June 2020 – Undergraduate

Marcus Richardson Bailey, North Carolina Haliwa Saponi Tribe Wells Fargo Undergraduate University of North Carolina Media and Journalism & American Indian and Indigenous Studies 3.7 GPA Community Service October 2016: Public Relations Volunteer for PNC’s Grow-up Great Program August 2017, August 2018: Crew Worker for Rebuilding Together of the Triangle and UNC-CH MPA Alumni Group

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June 2020 – Graduate

Mosiah Bluecloud Norman, OklahomaKickapoo Tribe Special Higher Education ProgramLynne Ruth Lafin Elmore Sucher Scholarship The University of OklahomaLinguistics 4.0 GPA Community Service Established the Teacher Training Program for the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Establish the Kickapoo Language Department for the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Lead a curriculum development program for Indigenous communities sponsored by the

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shasta dazen

May 2020 – Undergraduate

Shasta Dazen Whiteriver, AZWhite Mountain Apache Tribe Science Post Graduate Scholarship FundFort Lewis College Public HealthGPA 3.66 Community Service Miss White Mountain Apache 2013-2014 Miss Indian Arizona 2014-2015 WMAT Tribal Youth Council District II Rep 2014-2015 National Indian Health Board Youth Policy Fellow Chairwoman 2017-2018 Special Olympics Basketball 2019 Student Advisory member of History on

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Gabriel Garcia

May 2020 – Graduate

Gabriel Garcia Maricopa, AZ Tohono O Odham Nation SHEP Arizona State University Global Technology and Development 3.76 Community Service Mul Cha Tha Parade – Sacaton, AZ – March 7, 2020 High School and College Info Night – Gila Crossing Community School, AZ – March 5, 2020 Native MEN Conference – Scottsdale Community College, AZ –

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sarah ferrell


Sarah Ferrell Tahlequah, OK Cherokee Nation GMS, SPGSF- Graduate The George Washington University-Milken Institute of Public Health Public Health-Health Policy GPA 3.6 Community Service Each year in my undergraduate career, I volunteered for Rookie Bridge Camp (RBC). It’s an incoming students orientation camp that is put on by students for the students. I was a

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Rochelle McFarlane Saint Ignace, MI Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians SPGSF-Undergraduate Central Michigan University Business Administration GPA 3.67 Community Service Chamber of Commerce (I have assisted with the annual dinners) Sault Tribe Head Start (I have volunteered my time for many years) I have aided with college and/or scholarship applications for many young people and

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