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Chief Washakie Scholarship Winners Named at UW


May 1, 2009 — Fifteen University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Chief Washakie scholarships for the coming academic year.

They will be recognized at the American Indian Studies Honoring of Graduates ceremony, Friday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

New scholarship recipients are Melanie Allen, criminal justice senior from Lander; Melvin Arthur, sociology junior Ethete; Crystal Bearing, history and environment and natural resources senior, Laramie; Nan Craft, organizational leadership junior, St. Stephens; Chelsea Friday, kinesiology and health sophomore, Lander; Marissa Goggles, criminal justice junior, Fort Washakie; Jude Haas, social work senior, Ethete; Ambrosia Harris, civil engineering freshman, St. Stephens; Emery'l LeBeau, business administration graduate student, Laramie; Jodie McAdams, marketing sophomore, Fort Washakie; and Alyson White Eagle, health sciences freshman from Ethete.

Current recipients of the Chief Washakie scholarship who will continue to receive support for the coming year are Blanche Friday, a doctoral student in interdisciplinary studies from Lander; Michael Friday, criminal justice sophomore, Lander; Glenda Immenschuh, psychology senior, Riverton; and Burnett Whiteplume, a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction from Arapahoe.

The Chief Washakie scholarship program was created in 2003 when the Chief Washakie Foundation gave $200,000 to UW. Funds were collected to create Chief Washakie statues in the United State and Wyoming capitol buildings and the joint tribal headquarters in Fort Washakie. The gift was matched by the state, creating a $400,000 endowment which annually produces income for the scholarships.

The Chief Washakie Memorial Endowment at UW was established to help students and educators with significant ties to the Wind River Reservation community gain formal knowledge, skills and abilities.

"The spirit of the award assumes that the recipients have, as part of their ultimate goals, some direct participation, appropriate to their educational background, in activities that will further the common good of the people of the reservation," says John Nutter from the UW office of the vice president for student affairs

For more information about the Chief Washakie scholarships call Nutter at (307) 766-5123.

Posted on Friday, May 01, 2009

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