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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AIGC Scholar Aiyana Pitts

November 2019 – Undergraduate

Aiyana Pitts Gardnerville Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California Wells Fargo Undergraduate University of Nevada, Reno Criminal Justice GPA 3.3 Community Service I was involved in our local church here in my community, teaching Sunday School every week. I have been on several honor rolls in both middle and high school.  At Pau Wa Lu

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AIGC Scholar Jermayne Tuckta

November 2019 – Graduate

Jermayne Tuckta Warm Springs, OR Confederated tribes of the warm spring’s reservation Special Higher Educations Program-Graduate University of Oregon Language Teaching Studies GPA 4.0 Community Service Camp Naimuma (3rd – 6th grade) Drum Making Class (June 2014) Ichishkin Language class, Madras High School (2014-2015) Camp Naimuma (3rd – 6th grade) Ichishkin Class (June 2015) Community

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Brittni Bisceglia October 2019 Undergraduate Student of the Month

October 2019 – Undergraduate

Brittni Biscelgia Durango, CO Cherokee Nation SPGSF-U Fort Lewis College Public Health GPA 4.0 Community Service In high school, I performed community service at Ward Wiseman Animal Haven, a no-kill animal shelter.  I began performing community service hours near Fort Lewis College during the summer of 2019 at Wolfwood Refuge in Ignacio, Colorado where I

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Kelly Cleveland AIGC October Graduate Student of the Month

October 2019 – Graduate

Kelly Cleveland Bloomfield, NMNavajo NationSpecial Higher Education Program, AIGC Graduate Named Scholarship Institute of American Indian ArtsCreative WritingGPA 4.0 Community Service Working with my hometown community of Hanaadli out on the checkerboard Navajo reservation to help implement better instructional practices and strategies to teachers, community members, and leaders. Working with fellow community artists on various

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AIGC Scholar Katelynn Morgan

September 2019 – Undergraduate

Katelynn Morgan Talala, OK Cherokee Nation SPGSF-Undergraduate University of Arkansas Civil Engineering GPA 3.6 Community Service – Locust Grove Early Learning Center – University of Arkansas National Residence Hall Honorary – University of Arkansas Make a Difference Day – Beaver Watershed Alliance Bio I went to high school at Oologah-Talala Public Schools. I graduated ranked

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AIGC Scholar Jordan Oglesby

September 2019 – Graduate

Jordan Oglesby Shiprock, NM Navajo Nation Special Higher Education Program-Graduate University of New Mexico School of Law Law Degree, Pursuing Indian Law Certificate GPA 3.11 Community Service – Street Safe New Mexico – Albuquerque Indian Center – Student Bar Association Mentorship Program – First Nations Health Source Youth Mentorship Program Bio Jordan Oglesby (Diné) is

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AIGC Scholar Jessica Buckless

August 2019 – Graduate

Jessica Buckless Polson, MT Confederated Salish Tribe Gates Millennium Program – Graduate University of Northern Colorado Doctorate in Education Reform GPA 3.7 Community Service Hamline University Fellow – Third Grade Teacher Bio After receiving the Gates Millenium Scholarship in 2008, my studies took me to Hawaii, Missouri and then Minnesota where I earned my Bachelor

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AIGC Scholar Ty Montgomery

August 2019 – Undergraduate

Ty Montgomery Coats Chickasaw Nation Wells Fargo Undergraduate Oklahoma State University Biochemistry & Animal Science /Animal Biotechnology GPA 3.78 Community Service Sacred Heart Catholic Parish & School in Pratt, KS – member Participated in service activities: collected donated food for Pratt County Food Bank, delivered Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins, unloaded and sorted food orders for

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AIGC Scholar Krista Boston

July 2019 – Graduate

Krista Boston-Fullerton Stigler, OKChoctaw/CherokeeAIGC Fellowship Oklahoma State UniversityPh.D. Educational Leadership & Policy StudiesGPA 3.88 Community Service 2015 TRIO Day Service Project for Family Junction Center 2015 ODSA Annual Conference Silent Auction benefiting the Council for Opportunity in Education 2016 TRIO Day Service Project for Mary Abbott Children’s House 2016 ODSA Annual Conference Bio I have

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AIGC Scholar Kiana Wood

July 2019 – Undergraduate

Kiana Wood FairbanksChinik Eskimo Community TribeWells Fargo George Fox UniversityNursingGPA 3.61  Community Service Little Bruins Mentor at Mabel Rush Elementary After school tutoring for freshman National Honors Society Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (AWANA) Children’s Ministry Branded youth leader Healing Hearts Camp Volunteer Staff Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) Fairbanks Rescue Mission Living Water junior

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