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TEWAARATON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2018 NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS, PRESENTED BY US LACROSSE

WASHINGTON, May 21— The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the recipients of the 13th annual Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, presented by US Lacrosse. Awarded to one male and one female student each year, the scholarship honors high school students of Haudenosaunee / Iroquois heritage who demonstrate academic excellence, and exemplify high character and leadership both on and off the lacrosse field. Applicants are asked to submit an essay describing what the sport of lacrosse means to them as Native American student-athletes and members of their community, as well as provide two letters of recommendation and a high school transcript.

The 2018 scholarship recipients are Ivy Santana, Seneca Nation of Indians, Wolf Clan and Lyle Warrior, Seneca Nation of Indians.

Ivy Santana is a citizen of the Seneca Nation who resides on the Seneca Cattaraugus Indian Territory, and is a senior captain of her varsity lacrosse team at Lake Shore High School. She will graduate high school in June 2018 and will attend and play lacrosse at the University of Albany this fall. Ivy’s teachers describe her as a “very well rounded student” who balances school with a challenging extracurricular schedule that has included two sports (basketball and lacrosse), internships, participation in her school’s prestigious Academy of Business & Finance, and community service. Ivy believes that that the game of lacrosse has helped provide her a successful path to be the “hard worker, role model, indigenous woman, and student” that she is today.

Lyle Warrior is a citizen of the Seneca Nation, who resides in Perrysburg, N.Y. and who attends Gowanda Central High School. Lyle will graduate in June with a New York State Advanced Regents diploma and intends to study physical therapy at  Houghton (N.Y.) College in the fall. Lyle is a two-sport varsity athlete (lacrosse and cross-country) who was described by his cross-country coach as “an exceptionally gifted athlete” and as “one of the most talented” that he had ever coached.  In addition to his athletic talents, Lyle is an excellent student, an active volunteer, and serves as a youth representative of the Seneca Nation. Lyle believes that the game of lacrosse has changed his life and made him a better person, and he hopes to spread this message to younger generations through coaching and teaching.

“We’re proud of our partnership with the Tewaaraton Foundation, as well as the opportunity to provide college scholarship support to Iroquois student-athletes,” said Steve Stenersen, President and CEO of US Lacrosse. “We hope that more Haudenosaunee lacrosse players will aspire to this opportunity in the years to come.”

A 10-year commitment by US Lacrosse established the scholarship program, which annually recognizes two outstanding Native American high school seniors for academic achievement and lacrosse excellence. Male and female recipients and their families are invited to attend the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, where the award is presented by US Lacrosse.

One of the primary goals of the scholarship program is to honor the sport’s Native American roots. Students must be of Haudenosaunee descent, enrolled in a secondary school, and represent the highest ideals of sportsmanship to be eligible for this scholarship.

Each scholarship recipient is awarded $10,000 for education — $5,000 for each of their first and second years in college. The Tewaaraton Foundation also covers travel expenses for winners and two guests to attend the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, which will take place on May 31 in Washington, D.C.

Previous Winners
2017
Shayla Scanlan, Seneca Nation of Indians, Wolf Clan
Liam Anderson, Tuscarora Nation, Turtle Clan

2016   
Jade Haumann, Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan     
Emerson Shenandoah, Mohawk Nation, Snipe Clan

2015
Lynnzee Miller, Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan
Chaunce Hill, Six Nations Seneca, Turtle Clan

2014
Alie Jimerson, Cayuga Nation, Bear Clan
Kason Tarbell, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

2013
Cassandra Minerd, Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan
Robert McMicking, Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan

2012
Marissa Haring, Seneca Nation
Bradley Thomas, Tuscarora Indian Nation

2011
Kristiana Ferguson, Tuscarora Indian Nation
Christopher White, Oneida Nation

2010
Taylor Hummel, Tuscarora Indian Nation, White Bear Clan
Kyle Henry, Tuscarora Indian Nation, White Bear Clan

2009
Issac “Ike” Hopper, Onondaga Nation
Trenna Hill, of Mohawk Decent

2008
Emmett Printup, Tonawanda Seneca, Turtle Clan
Corinne Abrams, Tuscarora Indian Nation, Turtle Clan

2007
Alexander Jamieson, Seneca Nations of Indians, Wolf Clan
Mia McKie, Tuscarora Indian Nation, Turtle Clan

2006
Lindsey Steeprock, Mohawk Nation
Justin Gill, Oglala Sioux and Seneca Nations

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TEWAARATON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS, PRESENTED BY US LACROSSE

WASHINGTON — The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the recipients of the 12th annual Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, presented by US Lacrosse. Awarded to one male and one female student each year, the scholarship honors high school students of Haudenosaunee / Iroquois heritage who exemplify high character, leadership, and academics both on and off the lacrosse field. Applicants are asked to submit an essay describing what the sport of lacrosse means to them as Native American student-athletes and members of their community, as well as two letters of recommendation and a high school transcript.

The 2017 scholarship recipients are Shayla Scanlan, Seneca Nation of Indians, Wolf Clan and Liam Anderson, Tuscarora Nation, Turtle Clan.

Shayla is a citizen of the Seneca Nation who resides in Perrysburg, N.Y., and is a senior captain of her varsity lacrosse team at Lake Shore Senior High School.  She will graduate high school in June 2017 and will attend and play lacrosse at the University of Louisville this fall. Shayla earned First Team honors in Western New York in 2016 and played for the Haudenosaunee U-19 FIL World Cup Team in 2015. Shayla volunteers her time by coaching for Seneca Girls Lacrosse, where she mentors the next generation of girls lacrosse players. To Shayla, “lacrosse is not just a game; it is a way of life.”

Liam Anderson is a citizen of the Tuscarora Nation from Lewiston, N.Y. He has a 3.16 GPA and will graduate from IMG Academy in Florida in June 2017. Liam played for the U-19 Iroquois Nationals team that placed third in the 2016 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. Liam embraces the the historical and cultural significance of lacrosse and takes pride in his own “practice of this tradition.”  In the fall, he will attend and play lacrosse at Cornell University.
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TEWAARATON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2016 NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS, PRESENTED BY US LACROSSE

WASHINGTON, May 24 — The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the recipients of the 10th annual Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, presented by US Lacrosse. Awarded to one male and one female student each year, the scholarship honors high school students of Haudenosaunee / Iroquois heritage who exemplify high character, leadership, and academics both on and off the lacrosse field. Applicants are asked to submit an essay describing what the sport of lacrosse means to them as a Native American, as well as two letters of recommendation and a high school transcript.

The 2016 scholarship winners are Jade Haumann, Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan; and Emerson Shenandoah of the Mohawk Nation, Snipe Clan.

US Lacrosse and the Tewaaraton Foundation annually present scholarships to one Native American male and one Native American female high school student-athlete and lacrosse player. The winners are invited to attend the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The Native American Scholarships recognize and reward exceptional academic achievement, athletic performance, and ambition. Applicants are asked to articulate what lacrosse means to them as a student-athlete and a member of their community. As one of the primary goals of the scholarships is to honor lacrosse’s native roots, the selection committee weighs heavily on this aspect of the application. Students must be a member of the Iroquois community, enrolled in a secondary school and be in good academic standing to be eligible for this scholarship.

A selection committee, comprised of Tewaaraton Foundation Board members, lacrosse coaches and exemplary members of the Native American community, reviews all applications and selects the recipients. Over the years, the Tewaaraton Foundation has proudly awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships to Native American high school lacrosse players through this program.

Previous Winners

2017
Shayla Scanlan, Seneca Nation of Indians, Wolf Clan
Liam Anderson,Tuscarora, Turtle Clan

2016
Jade Haumann, Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan
Emerson Shenandoah, Mohawk Nation, Snipe Clan.

2015
Lynnzee Miller, Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan
Chaunce Hill, Six Nations Seneca, Turtle Clan

2014
Alie Jimerson, Cayuga Nation, Bear Clan
Kason Tarbell, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

2013
Cassandra Minerd, Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan
Robert McMicking, Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan

2012
Marissa Haring, Seneca Nation
Bradley Thomas, Tuscarora Indian Nation

2011
Kristiana Ferguson, Tuscarora Indian Nation
Christopher White, Oneida Nation

2010
Taylor Hummel, Tuscarora Indian Nation, White Bear Clan
Kyle Henry, Tuscarora Indian Nation, White Bear Clan

2009
Issac “Ike” Hopper, Onondaga Nation
Trenna Hill, of Mohawk Decent

2008
Emmett Printup, Tonawanda Seneca, Turtle Clan
Corinne Abrams, Tuscarora Indian Nation, Turtle Clan

2007
Alexander Jamieson, Seneca Nations of Indians, Wolf Clan
Mia McKie, Tuscarora Indian Nation, Turtle Clan

2006
Justin Gill, Oglala Sioux and Seneca Nations
Lindsey Steeprock, Mohawk Nation