Association on American Indian Affairs

2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients

Thank you to all the excellent candidates who applied for AAIA scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year. The students who have been awarded this year are listed below. Please note that we do not send regret notices. If your school requires a regret letter for eligibility for other scholarships, feel free to contact our office on an individual basis.

The quality of applications received makes the selection process extremely difficult. AAIA's scholarship programs are funded by the generosity of our donors, therefore the number of scholarships provided varies from year to year. Unfortunately, we have many more applicants than we are able to award. If you were not awarded for the 2010-2011 school year, please see our website in February/March 2011 for updated information regarding the 2011-2012 school year. Please note that the exact dates of our acceptance period change from year to year. Please apply early to ensure your application is considered.

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Kelly Dennis Shinnecock Graduate University of
New Mexico
87109
Kellen Hernandez San Luis Rey Senior

San Diego State University

92110
Lucas Tyree Monacan Junior University of Hawaii Hilo 24450
Amy Stretten Chickahominy Graduate City University of New York

92614

Florence Young Memorial Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Robyn Neswood Navajo Graduate University of Arizona 85296
Karsten Smith Muscogee Creek Graduate Southwestern Oklahoma State University 73170
Madeline Soboleff Levy Tlingit & Haida Graduate University of California Los Angeles 99801

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Randilynn Boucher Navajo Graduate University of Minnesota 57770
Marvin Jim Navajo Graduate Northern Arizona University

86004

Eric Marshall Cherokee Graduate University of Arkansas 74960
Bridget Skenadore Navajo Gradaute Rhode Island School of Design 86503
Francine Spang Willis Northern Cheyenne Graduate Montana State University Bozeman 59102
Brian Stephanoff Iqurmiut Graduate University of Kansas 99657
Taurra Sun Eagle Pawnee Graduate American University 84123
Susan Taylor Johnson Kaw Graduate University of North Carolina Greensboro 27410
Donna Yellowhair Navajo Graduate Kaplan University 86514

Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Leanra Becenti Navajo Freshman

Cococino Community College

86511

La'Ona DeWilde Athabascan-Huslia Graduate University of Alaska Fairbanks

99701

Tiffany Giraldo Athabascan Sophomore Pacific Lutheran University 13601
Amanda Murphy Yupik Eskimo/Kwethluk Graduate Montana State
University Bozeman
59715
Monica Yellowhair Navajo Graduate University of Arizona 86033

Vanessa Chicharello

Navajo Junior Northern Arizona University 87319

Adolph Van Pelt Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Shannon Begay Navajo Freshman Fort Lewis College 85283
Ernest Briggs White Earth Ojibwe Freshman American Academy of Dramatic Arts 55116
Jeffrey Four Bears Cheyenne River Sioux Sophomore United Tribes Technical College 58504
Lorna Her Many Horses Rosebud Sioux Junior University of Minnesota Twin Cities 57570
Mary Jane Ides Makah Junior University of Washington 98357
Christian McGhee Yankton Sioux Sophomore Chadron State College 57770
Aaron Tohtsoni San Carlos Apache Freshman Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 87311
LaDawn Yazzie Navajo Junior Arizona State University 86047

Melissa Wright

Bois Fort Minnesota Chippewa Senior The College of the Scholastica 55771

Emilie Hesemeyer Recipients

Student Name

Nation

Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Mariah Almeida American Horse

Northern Cheyeen/Delaware/
Shawnee

Senior Ringling School of Art & Design 99223
Alton Belt Oglala Sioux Senior Oglala Lakota College 57701
Beau Carter Sac & Fox Senior East Central University

74820

Kara Four Bears Cheyenne River Senior United Tribes Technical College

58504

George Ilutsik Village of Aleknagik Junior Art Institute of Portland 99507
Burnell Jones Navajo Junior Northern Arizona University 86001
Charlie Knowlton Assiniboine & Sioux Junior Rocky Mountain College 59255
Harley Miller Pawnee Junior Oklahoma State University 74058
Bethany Pete Shoshone-Paiute Senior Gonzaga University 89832
Casey Smith Navajo Junior University of New Mexico 87301
Isaiah Rodriguez Laguna Pueblo Senior University of Hawaii Hilo 87184
Brittany Tabor Navajo Senior Northern Arizona University 86515
Eian Tsosie Navajo Senior Arizona State University 86515
Shanda Tsosie Navajo Junior Arizona State University 86054
Nadine Carroll Gwichyaa Gwich'in Senior University of Alaska Fairbanks 99709

Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Bryon Amos Cup'ig Eskimo Freshman Charter College 99507
Mary Begay Navajo Sophomore Dine College 87421
Leslie Boone Navajo Junior Oregon Institute of Technology 97830
Paula Brown Mendez Oglala Sioux Sophomore Haskell Indian Nations University 66049
Cindy DeBray Rosebud Sioux Sophomore Sinte Gleska University 57555