Published February 11, 2019
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) has partnered with the California Nations Indian Gaming Association to administer an annual scholarship. The CNIGA Seven Generations Scholarship Fund will award a $2,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student in California pursuing a degree in gaming, hospitality management, public policy, or public administration.
Gwen Salt, a tribal citizen of the Navajo Nation who is pursuing a Master in Public Administration at the University of Southern California, will be the inaugural recipient of the award. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the 2019 scholarship.
“We are extremely excited to partner with CNIGA. This opportunity will empower Native students in gaming, hospitality management, public policy, and public administration,” says Angelique Albert, Executive Director for AIGC. “The American Indian Graduate Center has proudly worked with members of California Nations, as well as California-based colleges and universities for the past 50 years. We are honored to now be working with one of the most significant organizations and its member tribes to implement educational scholarships.”
“CNIGA has a long history of empowering Tribal Nations and Native peoples in California, and education is one of the most important opportunities for advancement. We are delighted to dedicate these scholarship resources to help our student achieve their academic goals.” says Susan Jensen, Executive Director of CNIGA.