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2022 7G Scholarship Awardees!

The Seven Generations Scholarship Fund Committee is proud to recognize it’s nine (9) 2022 7G Scholarship Awardees for their exceptional academic performance to reach a higher education and improve their lives and communities!

Meet the Students: Meet the Team

Cassidy Duncan

Navajo Nation

Chabot Community College

Pursuing: Bachelors of Science in Biology


Thomas Bidzil Tsosie Williamson

Navajo Nation (Diné and Yurok)

San Francisco State University

Pursuing: Bachelors in Cinema


Marie Hernandez

Hupa/Hoopa Valley Tribe, Yankton Sioux, Yakama, and Mini-Goat Clan Dine Nations

University of Oklahoma

Pursuing: Master of Indigenous Peoples Law


Noah Gallo

Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo

UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Pursuing: Master of Business Administration


Lena Carlson

Pomo Indian

St. Mary's College of California:

Pursuing: MFA Creative Writing


Rikki Hopper

Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians

California State University, East Bay

Pursuing: Bachelors in Political Science Pre-Law Concentration with a Minor in Ethnic Studies


Shayla Nash

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

Chabot Community College

Pursuing: Bachelors in Biology


Francisco Noriega

University of New England

Pursuing: Master's in Public Health

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Shyh Saenz

Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Gonzaga University

Pursuing: Bachelors in Communication Studies and a Minor in Promotions


Congratulations to our Seven Generations Scholarship Graduates!

We are so proud of their accomplishment, and applaud their hard work, discipline, and dedication this required to reach their academic goals, and graduate from their college of choice!

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Names of 7G Graduates (left to right in picture):
Name: Alani Brown (First 7G Scholarship cohort awardee; 2017-2020 7G Scholarship Awardee),Tribe(s): Choctaw, Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, Graduated from: Chico State University, Level of Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts; Name: Devin Nash ( 2018-2019 Scholarship Awardee), Tribe: Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Sugar Bowl Rancheria, Graduated from: University of California Irvine (UCI), Level of Degree Earned: Bachelors in Law and Law Studies; Name: Kelli Rutherford (2018-2020 7G Scholarship Awardee, and now one of our 7G Scholarship Committee members!), Tribe: Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Graduated from: Mills College, Level of Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts in English; 7G Scholarship Keynote Speaker: Diana Cournoyer, member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and Executive Director of the National Indian Education Association; Name: Melvin Vierra (2019- 2021 7G Scholarship Awardee), Tribe: Oglala Sioux Tribe, Graduated from: Merritt College, Level of Degree Earned: Associates Degree, and Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certification; Name: Sierra Rose (2018-2021 7G Scholarship Awardee),Tribe: The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation, Graduated from: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Level of Degree Earned: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

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