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Awards & Scholarships

2022 National Native Media Award, September 2022
Second Place for Print / Online of the Best Environmental Coverage Professional Division III for the article “The familial bond between the Klamath River and the Yurok people” through High Country News.

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowships, June 2022
This is a five-year, state-funded, merit-based fellowship awarded on a competitive basis to first-year graduate students who have overcome significant social or educational obstacles to achieve a college education, and whose backgrounds equip them to contribute to intellectual diversity among the graduate student population. The Cota-Robles fellowship provides a stipend during the regular academic year of $24,000 plus payment of all university fees (except non-resident tuition); and a $4000 stipend for the summer quarters.


Environment and Policy Internships in California (EPIC), June 2021

The State of California is a leader in developing cutting-edge policies in response to climate change and other environmental and natural resource challenges – public policy efforts that other states, the federal government, and nations follow closely and seek to imitate. The Stanford Woods Institute identifies key state agencies and decision-makers who are addressing these pressing environmental issues to create exciting summer internship placement opportunities for Stanford students. 

My internship was at the California State Water Resource Control Board Office of Information and Management and Analysis (OIMA)

Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP), March 2021

The Stanford Woods Institute is working to develop the next generation of environmental leaders through its Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). This year-round program, initiated in 2011,  helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars hone their leadership and communications skills to maximize the impact of their research. Participants also are extended professional development and networking opportunities, including introductions to global leaders from government, NGOs, think tanks, and businesses.

ASU-Leonardo Imagination Fellowship, November 2020

Fellowships support diversity, equity, and inclusivity in ArtScience creative practice and scholarly inquiry that amplify voices of underrepresented talent, including but not limited to people overcoming or living with experiences of forced migration, exile, systemic racism, incarceration, discrimination, disability, marginalization, environmental justice, and other vulnerable circumstances. 3 Fellows were selected from 249 from 75 countries. 

AISES 2020 Undergraduate Research Presentation, October 2020

Won Third Place for undergraduate research on combined PV-call and eco-roof systems with soil moisture.

United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) 25 Under 25 Award, May 2020

25 under 25 Native Youth Leaders is a national program that celebrates the achievements of 25 outstanding Native youth leaders under age of 25, every other year. These Native youth leaders exemplify UNITY’s core mission and exude living a balanced life and developing their spiritual, mental, physical, and social well-being. This award acknowledges their passion for bettering their communities.


Dennis Washington Leadership Graduate Scholarship, January 2020

The scholarship provides financial assistance to Horatio Alger Scholars who have exhibited leadership, integrity, entrepreneurial skills, and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue graduate-level education. $120,000 over three years.

Undergraduate AIGC Student of the Year, April 2018

Was the inaugural student to win this award for the year 2017. The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is the largest scholarship provider to American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship, January 2018

The fellowship has two goals in mind: to prepare the next generation of leaders in Indian County and to honor and preserve the legacy of service and leadership of the late Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich.

Undergraduate AIGC Student of the Month, September 2017

The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) showcases a monthly student who displays excellence in academics and commitment to community engagement.

Sequoyah Fellowship, September 2017

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Sequoyah Fellows are recognized for their commitment to their STEM mission and the American Indian community and receive a $ 1,000-lifetime membership to AISES.


The Green Building Scholars, January 2016

A National Science Foundation Scholarship that awards $3,000 for interdisciplinary educational opportunities focused on reducing the environmental impact of buildings and increasing the number of students studying building science.


Eubanks Family Scholarship, September 2014

Selected by Portland State to receive a $3,400.00 scholarship based on academic merit.

Laurel’s Honors, September 2014

Selected by Portland State to receive a $6,000 award. Laurels Award is based on academic merit, financial need, and institutional goals for achieving student diversity.

Rose E. Tucker Honors Award, September 2014

Selected by Portland State to receive a scholarship based on academic merit.


Oregon Opportunity Grant, September 2014

A scholarship was awarded to 40,000 students. Oregon's largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship August 2014

The Horatio Alger Association assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles to pursue their dreams through higher education. The program awards students with determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity and critical financial needs.


Gates Millennium Scholars Program, April 2014

The GMS program promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial needs to reach their highest potential by developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating the successful completion of bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral degrees.


Jim Thorpe Spirit Award, March 2014

Nike hosted a Native American field day at their campus, which hosted Native American high school students from across Oregon, and one student was chosen who demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, and athleticism.


Stand for Children Beat the Odds Scholarship, October 2014

The Beat the Odds scholarship honors outstanding high school students who have overcome tremendous adversity in life to achieve academic excellence, demonstrate leadership in their communities, and aspire to attend college.


Various Travel Scholarships

Has been awarded travel, room, flight, and registration to:

  • Bioneers Cultivating Women’s Leadership Retreat, 2017

  • Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, 2017

  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society National Conference, 2016

  • National Conversation on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, 2015, 2016

  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society Regional 1 & 3 Conference, 2015


Declined Scholarships

  • QT2SBIPOC Youth Delegation to the COP26 UN Climate Negotiations in Glasgow, Scotland, 2021. Declined because of the inability to miss college classes. 

  • Finalist for the Ford Family Foundation Ford Opportunity Program. Declined to accept the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

  • Offered the Howard Vollum Scholarship. Declined to accept the Gates Millennium Scholarship. 

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