Native American Scholarships

2021 Recipients

The 2021 scholarship recipients are Fantasy Jimerson-Kenjockety of the Seneca Nation of Indians and Peter Thais of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

Fantasy Jimerson-Kenjockety is a member of the Beaver Clan and resides on the Seneca Cattaraugus Territory. She has been the three-year starting goalie for Lake Shore High School and has also been a member of the Haudenosaunee Nationals U19 Women’s World Team, Haudenosaunee Nationals 2019 PALA Team and WNY Rochester 2019 Team. Fantasy supports and pays respect to her community by consistently volunteering and working with local kids. With Fantasy’s drive, diligence and commitment to academics she has decided to graduate high school early and will attend Alfred University in the fall and major in Chemistry.

Peter Thais is a member of the Wolf Clan and is a citizen of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe who attends St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, NY. Peter has thrived academically, and his extracurricular activities (Model UN, Climate Change Keynote Speaker, and the National Tribal Leadership Summit) have made him a leader on and off the lacrosse field. Peter is anticipating returning to his community at Akwesasne with a combination of traditional ecological knowledge and newly found perspectives which he hopes to use to tackle the ecological issues facing his community after college. Peter will attend Cornell University in the fall and major in Biological Engineering.

Previous Recipients

2020
Yanenowi Logan, Seneca Nation, Deer Clan
Cobie Cree, Mohawk Nation, Bear Clan

2019
Jacelyn Lazore and Mirabella Lazore, Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan
Isaiah Cree, Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan

2018
Ivy Santana, Seneca Nation of Indians, Wolf Clan
Lyle Warrior, Seneca Nation of Indians

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 Jimerson, 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