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Thirteen scholarship recipients named in Colorado

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DENVER – The Colorado Indian Education Foundation has named 13 students who will receive scholarships at colleges and universities throughout the state.

The students, named in a news release, include the following and the schools they will attend: Jennifer Williams, Sicangu Lakota; Sandy Hatchett, Oglala Lakota; Ida Williams, Flandreau Santee Sioux; Amanda Campbell, Yup’ik Tribe; and Raymond Foxworth, Navajo, all at the University of Colorado – Denver; Kyle McIntosh, Choctaw, and Erica Rosenberg, Hopi, both at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs; Vanessa Benally, Navajo, and Ellinda McKinney-Jones, Potawatomi, both at Fort Lewis College, Durango; Arnetta Hartmann, Navajo, Pikes Peak Community College; Jamie Hopper, Northern Arapaho, Metro State University; Crystal Loudhawk, Navajo, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; and Jaclynn Burch, Navajo, Adams State College.

The CIEF is a nonprofit organization providing scholarships for Native students through efforts of legislators, individuals and other groups “who envision greater awareness of Colorado’s American Indians and their culture, and who understand the need for resources to help Native students on their journey,” according to the release.

More than $50,000 has been awarded to Colorado students over the last four years, the release notes. Past scholarships have been $1,000 per student.

The awards were presented Nov. 6 at a gala conducted by the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce.

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