Awards & Scholarships

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 the age 25, every other year. These Native youth leaders exemplify UNITY’s core mission and exudes living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical, and social well-being. This award acknowledges their passion to better 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 a 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 student each month 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 mission in STEM and to 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 to increase 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 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, who assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles to pursue their dreams through higher education. The program awards students who have exhibited determination, integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.


Gates Millennium Scholars Program, April 2014

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

  • 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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