The American Indian College Fund honored 35 tribal college and university students with a Student of the Year scholarship. Students were chosen for the award by their tribal colleges for their academic achievements and contributions to their communities. Each scholar will receive a $1,200 scholarship to attend their respective institutions at a reception in Billings, Montana. The program is sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation.

The 35 2018-19 Students of the Year are:

  • Aaniiih Nakoda College, KateLyne Goes Ahead Pretty
  • Bay Mills Community College, Alyssa Graham
  • Blackfeet Community College, Tessa Tatsey
  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Carmencita Leaf
  • Chief Dull Knife College, Joe Bahr
  • College of Menominee Nation, Jasmine Neosh
  • College of the Muscogee Nation, Jackson Frye
  • Diné College, Kayla Hanks
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Tami Boyd
  • Fort Peck Community College, Orlonda Gray Hawk
  • Haskell Indian Nations University, Lena MacDonald
  • Ilisagvik College, Jacynthia Oprenov
  • Institute of American Indian Arts , Elizabeth Evans
  • Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Sophia Michels
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Gabrielle Kiggins
  • Leech Lake Tribal College, William Bowstring
  • Little Big Horn College, Naumie Shane
  • Little Priest Tribal College, Jennifer Berridge
  • Navajo Technical College, Darrick Lee
  • Nebraska Indian Community College, Anthony Warrior
  • Northwest Indian College, Alicia Fulton
  • Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, Shayla Gayton
  • Oglala Lakota College, Tada Vargas
  • Red Lake Nation College, Jessilyn Spears
  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, Sydnee Kopke
  • Salish Kootenai College, Brevin Holliday
  • Sinte Gleska University, Leondra Blacksmith
  • Sisseton Wahpeton College, Devin Tohm
  • Sitting Bull College, Hoksila WhiteMountain
  • Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Letisha Mailboy
  • Stone Child College, Kade Galbavy
  • Tohono O’odham Community College, Warren Mattias
  • Turtle Mountain Community College, Charlie Decoteau
  • United Tribes Technical College, Kasa Hohenstein
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College, Jacob McArthur