Thirty-four Students Honored at American Indian College Fund Student of the Year Awards
March 20, 2014
|The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) honored 34 American Indian scholarship recipients at its 2013-14 Student of the Year reception at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Billings, Montana. The program, sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation, awarded each honoree a $1,000 scholarship.“The Adolph Coors Foundation is pleased to support the best and brightest students representing the 34 American Indian colleges. It was our pleasure to share this special evening with the award recipients, American Indian College Fund staff, and Dr. Sherry Allison. The Adolph Coors Foundation wishes all the scholarship recipients the very best in their endeavors,” said Cindy Kennedy of the Adolph Coors Foundation.
“Each year in partnership with Adolph Coors Foundation, tribal colleges and universities recognize students who represent the best of their institutions. Being the best means being culturally rooted, committed to achievement, and representing the opportunities that tribal colleges and tribal communities offer,” said Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.
|The prestigious award was created to recognize a distinguished individual who has made a positive and lasting impact on the tribal college movement. Dr. Allison received a $1,000 honorarium and was also honored at the reception in Billings, Montana.
For the past five years Dr. Allison has served as President of SIPI. She served as Interim President from January—December 6, 2010, at which time she was appointed to the position of President by Mr. Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs. SIPI is one of two federally operated colleges operated by the U.S. Department of Interior—Bureau of Indian Education.
Corey Fox, Aaniiih Nakoda College, Computer Information Systems
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