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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Randy Blauvelt American Indian College Fund (303) 426-8900 12 New $20,000 Tribal Scholarship Recipients Named by the American
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Contact Randy Blauvelt
      American Indian College Fund
      (303) 426-8900

      12 New $20,000 Tribal Scholarship Recipients
      Named by the American Indian College Fund
      Program Created and Funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

      DENVER, June 4, 2003 - Twelve American Indian college students have been
      named new scholarship recipients for the 2003-2005 academic years under the
      American Indian College Fund's Tribal Scholars Program, which is
      underwritten by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Each scholarship
      is for $20,000 to be paid over two years, and the recipients may use the
      award to work toward an undergraduate degree in science, mathematics,
      computer science, engineering or resource management at any U.S. college or
      university.

      The David and Lucile Packard Foundation created the Tribal Scholars Program
      in 1996 in recognition of the fact that many graduates of two-year tribally
      controlled colleges and universities wanted to continue their undergraduate
      studies at four-year institutions. In partnership with the American Indian
      College Fund, the Foundation hopes to increase the number of graduates
      prepared to enter careers in science and engineering by providing American
      Indian students with the ongoing support they need to complete four-year
      degrees and become leaders in the technical and economic development of
      their tribes. The scholarship funds may be used to cover costs of tuition
      and fees, room and board, books, necessary equipment and supplies, and
      travel to and from home.

      The new Tribal Scholars, in alphabetical order, along with their tribal
      affiliations, place of permanent residence, tribal college and the college
      they plan to attend or are attending are:




      o Kim Black Eagle (Sisseton Wahpeton) of Frazer, Mont.; Fort Peck
      Community College; Montana State University-Northern.
      o Alphonso Colegrove (Hoopa Valley) of Ferndale, Wash.; Northwest Indian
      College; Western Washington University.
      o Mark Couture (Salish Kootenai) of Pablo, Mont.; Salish Kootenai College;
      will continue at Salish Kootenai College.
      o Dwayne Folden (Salish Kootenai) of Pablo, Mont.; Salish Kootenai
      College; Montana State University.
      o Cheyenne Garcia (Mohave/Colorado River) of Bellingham, Wash.; Northwest
      Indian College; Western Washington University.
      o Camille Green (Rosebud Sioux) of Sisseton, S.D.; Sisseton Wahpeton
      College; Oglala Lakota College.
      o Rory Griffin (Menominee) of Keshena, Wis.; College of Menominee Nation;
      Rocky Mountain College.
      o Stormy Hulit (Omaha) of Walthill, Neb.; Little Priest Tribal College;
      Briar Cliff University.
      o Edwina Melkus (Crow) of Crow Agency, Mont.; Little Big Horn College;
      Montana State University.
      o Anthony Rider (Gros Ventre) of Hays, Mont.; Fort Belknap College;
      University of Montana-Missoula.
      o Jim Sanovia (Rosebud Sioux) of Rapid City, S.D.; Oglala Lakota College;
      South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
      o Randall Wollenhaup (Stockbridge-Munsee) of Shawano, Wis.; College of
      Menominee Nation; University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

      Two alternates also were chosen. They are:
      o Claudine Goldtooth (Navajo/Diné) of Tuba City, Ariz.; Northwest Indian
      College; University of Washington.
      o Kimberly Paul (Blackfeet) of Browning, Mont.; Blackfeet Community
      College; University of Montana.

      The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has a long-standing commitment to
      increasing participation of underrepresented groups in the sciences and
      engineering, including American Indians and their educational institutions,
      specifically tribal colleges. Tribal colleges are a vibrant part of the
      educational landscape in America. Founded by American Indians, tribal
      colleges are located on or near reservations in the midwestern and western
      United States. Tribal Scholars Program recipients are nominated by their
      tribal colleges and go through a rigorous selection process. More
      information on the David and Lucile Packard Foundation can be found at
      www.packfound.org <http://www.packfound.org>. The American Indian College
      Fund, established in 1989, has spent more than a decade helping increase
      educational opportunities for Native students. With its credo "educating
      the mind and spirit," the Denver-based nonprofit distributes scholarships
      and support to 34 tribal colleges in 12 states. This aid directly supports
      more than 6,000 scholarships each year. The Fund also supports endowments,
      developmental needs and public awareness, as well as college programs in
      Native cultural preservation and teacher training. More information on the
      Fund can be found at www.collegefund.org <http://www.collegefund.org>.


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      Patterson T. Yazzie
      American Indian College Fund
      Public Education & Communications Department
      8333 Greenwood Blvd.
      Denver, CO 80221

      303-426-8900
      www.collegefund.org
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