November 9, 2007
“Gathering of Nations
Awards New Scholarship”
Young Bear is a 30 year old, champion Jingle Dress Dancer, from
New Town, North Dakota. She is of the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts Degree (Major - Native
American Studies) from The University of Oklahoma in 2005. Her
Graduate studies began in January 2007, at University Of New
Requirements for receiving the scholarship are as
follows: Native American woman, over 25 years of age, entering graduate
studies at the University of new Mexico and a powwow dancer.
The scholarship covers four - five semesters of tuition and housing. The
scholarship award is valued about twenty-five thousand dollars and may be
awarded every two-three years.
Funding to the scholarship foundation is generated
from the admission cost to the Gathering of Nations Powwow. The Next
Gathering of Nations Powwow is scheduled for April 26 - 28, 2012 in
Albuquerque, at the University of New Mexico. For more info or to make a
contribution to the scholarship foundation, visit the official “GON” web
Jennifer Young Bear Mandan/Hidatsa, Recipient of
the Gathering of Nations/
Dr. Lita Mathews Graduate Scholarship University of New Mexico.
The Gathering of Nations encourages
everyone to contribute and make donations to the Scholarship fund.
the University of New Mexico scholarship Office (505) 277-5325 or visit
the official web site of the Gathering of Nations
NORTH AMERICA’S BIGGEST POWWOW!