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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March 2019 Graduate

Taymee Brandon Home Town: Butte, Montana Tribe: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Scholarship: GMS – Graduate School: Montana Tech of the University of Montana Major: Environmental Engineering Master’s GPA: 3.8

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March 2019 Undergraduate

Jon Caponetto Home Town: Burns, Oregon Tribe: Burns Paiute Tribe Scholarship: GMS – Undergraduate School: University of Oregon Major: Music Performance GPA: 3.58

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February 2019 Graduate

James Wagnon Home Town: Tahlequah, OK Tribe: Cherokee Scholarship: GMS & SPGSF Graduate School: Northeastern State University Major: Health & Kinesiology GPA: 4.0

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January 2019 Graduate

Clint Purtell Home Town: Frisco, TX Tribe: Oklahoma Choctaw Scholarship: SPGSF Graduate School: Oklahoma State University Major: PhD GPA: 3.86

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January 2019 Undergraduate

Amerra Webster-Yaqui Home Town: Ronan, MT Tribe: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Scholarship: GMS-Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College Major: Government, Native American Studies GPA: 3.56

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Bonnie Lemon

December 2018 Graduate

Bonnie 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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Mitchell Rose Bear Don’t Walk

November 2018 Graduate

Mitchell Rose Bear Don’t Walk Home 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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Preslee Thorne

November 2018 Undergraduate

Preslee 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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