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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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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Hilary Gourneau


Hilary Gourneau Poplar, MT Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation BIE Loan for Service Portland State University School Counseling GPA 3.9 Community Service I try to attend local events to help support organizations in the Portland area. I’ve completed a bike ride that helped support the message of the Sunrise Movement around

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Jaida Smith


Jaida Smith Farmington, NM Navajo Nation Wells Fargo Undergraduate University of New Mexico Biochemistry GPA 3.68 Community Service While balancing my volunteer work, extracurricular activities, and studies, I continue to learn purely to expand my knowledge and to broaden my views. When I am not busy with my education, I involve myself in my school

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February 2020 – Undergraduate

Brittanie Hames Hillsboro, OH Emmonak Village Wells Fargo Undergraduate Appalachian Bible College Double Major in theology, Bible, Youth and Family Services GPA 3.98 Community Service Summer of 2013 and 2014 – one week each summer served in helping run a junior camp Summer of 2015 and 2016 – Cool Kids Ministries Intern for five and

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February 2020 – Graduate

Brittany Laub Tulsa, OK Citizen Potawatomi Nation SHEP Oklahoma State University MBA GPA 4.0 Community Service Stillwater Into the Streets – Volunteer Our Daily Bread – Volunteer Pyr Paws & Fluffy Tails Rescue – Transport Volunteer & Foster Parent Red Dirt Boxer Rescue – Transport Volunteer CEO Day Planning Committee – Oklahoma State University Spears

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January 2020 – Undergraduate

Cyrus Lyday Portland, Oregon Northern Arapaho Gates Millennium Program-Undergraduate University of Oregon Journalism GPA 3.15 Community Service Native American Youth And Family Center (2014-2016) (volunteer) Native American Student Union Co-Director at the University of Oregon (2017-2018) Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (2017) Bio My name is Cyrus Lyday and I am from the Northern Arapaho

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January 2020 – Graduate

Sierra Kaufman Woonsocket, RIShinnecock Indian NationScience Post Graduate Fund-Graduate Brown UniversityEarth, Environmental and Planetary ScienceGPA 3.89 Community Service Union Bargaining Committee and Student Outreach Representative, Brown University 2019 Stand Up for Graduate Employees Organizer, Brown University 2018-2019 Held Workshop: Organizing Your Graduate Research with Zotero, Brown University 2017 Volunteer 2nd Grade Science Teacher, Vartan Gregorian

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