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UW Students Receive Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships

June 22, 2016

Six University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the summer session and the 2016-17 academic year.

Current recipients of the endowment scholarship who will continue to receive support for the coming year are: Colleen Friday, seeking a Master of Science degree in rangeland ecology and watershed management, from Laramie; Mia Holt, a senior in physiology with a minor in American Indian studies, and Nicola Holt, a senior in anthropology, both from Lander; and Reinette Tendore, seeking a Master of Social Work degree with a minor in American Indian studies, from Fort Washakie.

New recipients are Rosena Hazelwood, a junior in business administration, from St. Stephens; and Kateri Warren, a junior in criminal justice, from Riverton.

They were recognized at the recent American Indian Studies Honoring of Graduates ceremony.

The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Program was created in 1987 when the Northern Arapaho Tribe gave $500,000 to UW. The gift was matched by the state, creating a $1 million endowment that annually produces income for the scholarships. The endowment, with a current market value of $2.2 million, has provided more than $1.9 million to 96 individuals, 58 of whom have earned degrees and several others who are currently enrolled.

The Northern Arapaho Endowment at UW was established to help students from the Northern Arapaho Tribe 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 Arapaho people,” says Debra Littlesun, UW Student Financial Aid associate director.

For more information about the Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships, call Littlesun at (307) 766-2411 or email

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