"Thank you AIGCS! You guys are amazing and helped me through the scary journey of navigating college and figuring out how to become a young professional. We couldn’t do it without your help. Christa you were always a phone call away and I must have called you a dozen times. It was your amazing work that made the difference. “Your generosity is like an investment with compound interest, it inspires us to give what we can and keeps growing exponentially at the same time. I pray we will all keep loving people with the same passion that you all have. The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars is a true role model for the 21st century college grad! Thank you!”

Jake Clairmont

We award $15 million annually to deserving undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students; and have awarded over $200 million since inception.

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

MoGro is a non-profit mobile grocery project that delivers weekly shares of healthy foods to the Santa Fe Indian Hospital where I am the food champion, handling distribution. We want to ensure access to fresh fruits and vegetables for all people, regardless of income.

I believe in the mission of Wings of America so much that I regularly volunteer my personal time at Pueblo Crossroads events, where I also participate with my family. Together, we can build healthy Native communities through youth running initiatives.

Education is important to me, not just my own education, but ensuring that all people and children receive the best chance possible. I sit on the Board of Trustees for the May Center for Learning. The May Center empowers intelligent students with learning differences to be successful, confident learners who recognize the importance of communication, collaboration, and community. We accomplish this goal by focusing on four specific success attributes: Literacy, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Principles. May Center is also committed to developing the understanding of learning differences within our community by providing information, consultation, and workshops to educators, families, and the greater community of Northern New Mexico.