Association on American Indian Affairs

2009-2010 Scholarship Recipients

All regular awards for the 2009-2010 school year have been made. Very limited emergency aid funding is available. Please call the Rockville office to verify funding is still available and if your emergency qualifies.

Thank you to all the excellent candidates who applied for AAIA scholarships for the 2009-2010 school year. 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 2009-2010 school year, please see our website in February/March 2010 for information regarding the 2010-2011 school year. Please note that our acceptance period changes from year to year.

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Valerie Bell Lumbee Sophomore Methodist University 28312
Kelly Dennis Shinnecock Graduate

University of New Mexico

11969
Amanda McNeil Lumbee Freshman University of North Carolina Pembroke 28377
Neil Taylor Snohomish Graduate Lewis & Clark

97240

Florence Young Memorial Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Amanda Campbell Eskimo Graduate University of Colorado 80127
Kendri Cesar Tlingit/Haida Graduate Harvard 99801
Karla General St. Regis Mohawk Graduate Syracuse University 13655

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Matt Gilbert Gwich'in Nation Graduate University of Alaska Fairbanks 99722
Brian Hoeffner Pascua Yaqui Graduate University of Arizona 85713
Delitha Livingston White Mountain Apache Graduate Arizona State University 85941
Karen Malone Cherokee Graduate Stephen F. Austin State University 77429
Cody McCullough Omaha Graduate University of Kansas 67203
Michelle Parkin Makah Graduate City University of Seattle 98357
Danielle Swanson Kickapoo Graduate Kennesaw State University 30184

Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Stephanie Mahooty Zuni Pueblo Graduate Arizona State University 85249
Allanceson Smith Navajo Graduate University of New Mexico 87305
Clayton Wauneka Navajo Graduate University of Kansas 66044
Brandi Ahmie Laguna/Zuni/Apache Sophomore University of New Mexico 87026
Melissa Myers de Vera Chippewa Cree Junior University of Nevada Reno 89406
Curtis Strom Quinalt Freshman Yakima Valley Community College 98951

Adolph Van Pelt Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Albert Her Many Horses Rosebud Sioux Junior Augustana College 57570
Teresa Varnell Tlingit & Haida Junior University of Alaska Southeast 99901
Leanna Waters Kiowa Freshman University of Oklahoma 73026
Amanda Zharoff Egegik/Aleut Junior University of Alaska Anchorage 99603

Continuing Adolph Van Pelt Recipients

Adam Dell Oglala Sioux Senior South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 57701
Tabitha Gordon Red Cliff Chippewa Senior Moraine Park Technical College 54814

Emilie Hesemeyer Memorial Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Jeffrey Omidvaran Taos Pueblo Senior University of California Irvine 92612
Connie Sankwich Orutsaramiut Senior Heritage University 98361
Eian Tsosie Navajo Senior Arizona State University 86515

Continuing Emilie Hesemeyer Recipients

Mariah Almeida American Horse

Northern Cheyenne/Delaware/
Shawnee

Senior Ringling School of Art & Design 99223
Alton Belt Oglala Sioux Junior Oglala Lakota College 57701
Terra Branson Muscogee Creek Senior Dartmouth College

74421

Beau Carter Shawnee Senior East Central University

74802

Daniel Concho Acoma Pueblo Senior University of Redlands 92311
Shanda Herder Navajo Junior Arizona State University 86054
Burnell Jones Navajo Sophomore Northern Arizona University 86001
Charlie Knowlton Assiniboine & Sioux Sophomore Rocky Mountain College 57255
Nathan Lorts Cheyenne River Sioux Sophomore University of Missouri 65109
Bethany Pete Shoshone Paiute Junior Gonzaga University 89832
Darrow Peynetsa Zuni Pueblo Senior University of New Mexico Gallup 87327
Amanda Reiter Menominee Senior University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 54902
Kara Runs After Cheyenne River Sioux Junior United Tribes Technical College 58504
Casey Jake Smith Navajo Sophomore University of New Mexico 87301
Brittany Tabor Navajo Junior Northern Arizona University 86515
R'nld Wheeler Navajo Senior Indiana University Bloomington 86547

 

Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

Student Name
Nation
Class Standing
School
Home Zip Code
Patricia Fields Muscogee Creek Sophomore Oklahoma State University 74033
Candy DuBray Rosebud Sioux Junior Sinte Gleska University 57555
Richard Gray Chippewa Cree Sophomore Baltimore International College 20762
Darlene Lee Navajo Freshman Santa Fe Community College 87507
Glenda Loretto Jemez Pueblo Junior Institute of American Indian Arts 87507
Fern Wesley San Carlos Apache Senior Northern Arizona University 86001