Scholarships and Awards

Neezh Odain Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students studying towards a degree in American Indian Studies or Tribal Administration and Governance who are in good academic standing. 

Congratulations to the 2020/21 Neezh Odain Scholar recipient Shannon Porter!

Mike Munnell Scholar Award
Michael Munnell was the first graduate to major in American Indian Studies at UMD. In fall 2012, the AIS Department established this scholar award in his name. Munnell is the drum keeper and lead singer of the MA'IIN'GAN Drum. The singers perform at dozens of events each year, including UMD's commencement ceremony.

The scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest GPA within the Department of American Indian Studies.

Congratulations to 2021/2022 Munnell Scholar recipient Tea Drift!


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