“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

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April Undergraduate

Jenna Blue - April Student of the MonthJenna Blue

Belcourt
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Wells Fargo, ANAHSAT

Turtle Mountain Community College
Bachelors of Elementary Education
GPA 3.9

Community Service

AISES Student Representative (2015-2016)
Movie Night, Blood Drive, Coat Drive, 3 on 3.

Student Senate Delegate (2015-2016)
Basketball game concessions, 3 on 3, Haunted Hallway, Christmas Bingo/Meal, College Booth, Walk/Run, Student Cookout, Student Union Clean Up,

Student Senate Treasurer (2016-2017)
Orientation, Tribal Forum, Haunted Hallway, Thanksgiving Meal, Toy Bingo, Concessions, Colt Fallen Officer,

North Dakota United Representative (2017-2018)
Cohort 13 Education Volunteer
Trunk or Treat, Halloween preschool candy hand out, Thanksgiving Baskets, St. John Christmas Downtown

301 total hours

Bio

My name is Jenna Blue and I am an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. I am currently 20 years old and a single mother to a beautiful 9 month old baby boy. I attend the Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt, North Dakota. I am currently working on obtaining my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. I will graduate with my degree in May 2019 and with that degree I plan on staying on my reservation to help the children of my tribe. My goal is to be a change agent for these children in school and help them learn how important their education is. After working at a local school on my reservation for at least a year or two, I will work on obtaining my Masters Degree in Education. My plan after my Masters Degree is to get my Doctorate Degree in Special Education. I will achieve these goals to make a change in my life, my families, and my reservation. Education is key and I hope that I can help make big changes in our community and other areas by giving them a great education.