Student Highlight March 2020

Student Highlights

10th of March 2020

Student Highlight March 2020

My name is Shyh Saenz and I am anything but shy. I am an urban Indian from Hayward, California and I am an enrolled tribal member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe. I am currently a freshman at Gonzaga University studying Communication Studies with a minor in Broadcasting & Electronic Media Studies. My goal is to […]


3rd of March 2020

AIS Distributes Jackets Just In Time For Winter Storms

On the Hopi mesas, 2 hours from a grocery store or gas station, sits a far flung community of Hopi rock houses. These homes are small with low roofs and are composed of dry clay and stone. The only heat sources are wood burning fireplaces, and most homes lack electricity. These homes are lit with […]


11th of February 2019

Student Highlight February 2020

My name is Terra Goss and I’m an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of New Town, North Dakota.  I was born on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana, but was raised in Killeen, Texas.  I currently reside in Great Falls, Montana where I attend the Great Falls College Montana State University. I’m majoring […]


12th of January 2020

Student Highlight January 2020

Hello, my name is Kodiak Ronald Cleveland. I am a 27 year old enrolled Hoocąk (Ho-Chunk) tribal member, father, husband, and psychology student attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Ever since I was a young man, I knew I would pursue college in order to advance my career. However, I did not know that […]


20th of November 2019

Charity Navigator Lists AIS As A Top Scholarship Assistance Program

Charity Navigator is the largest and most-utilized charity evaluator in America. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency of over 9,000 charities and provides basic data on the rest of the 1.8 million U.S. nonprofits. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring […]


Idaho National Laboratory Supports AIS PREP

American Indian Services Pre-Freshman Engineering Program opened a campus in Idaho this last summer and we were lucky enough to find a great partner in Idaho National Laboratory. They recently wrote an article about their involvement in the program and we want to share what an enormous help they were in getting the Idaho campus […]


10th of December 2019

Student Highlight December 2019

I am Verna Sanchez of the Uncompahgre Band of the Northern Ute Tribe. I am originally from Ft. Duchesne, Utah. My parents moved me to Taos, NM as a child where I attended the Taos day School which is located on the Taos Pueblo. My upbringing was traditional culturally from an early age, including regular […]


14th of November 2019

Utah Business Magazine Feature

We were fortunate enough to be featured in the latest issue of Utah Business. The article highlights our STEM program for middle schoolers, AIS PREP, as well as the challenges that Native Americans face in pursuing a college degree. It’s wonderfully written and we’re so proud to be included in this issue. The following is […]


8th of October 2019

Facts and Figures About the Tribes That AIS Helps

To help you get a sense of the people we serve, we’ve created a list of the top ten tribes who have received the most AIS scholarships so far in 2019, with a brief summary of their histories and cultures. We are only halfway through our 2019 award cycle, so these amounts will nearly double […]


1st of November 2019

November 2019 Student Highlight

Despite serving over 300 tribes all across the country, the vast majority of the applications we get are from Navajo students, and we never tire of reading their bios. We feel honored when they introduce themselves to us in Diné and recite their clans, giving us a beautiful glimpse into their culture. Our November Student […]