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ATEC SELECTS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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FRONT ROW (L-R) DeMaris Gaines, ATEC President; Grace Goodeagle, ATEC member; Wona Jane Leonard, ATEC member; Flossie Mathews, ATEC member; Ardina Moore, ATEC Vice-President     BACK ROW (L-R) Amanda Longan, River Sturges, Hunter Sturges, Debbie Wray, AT FRONT ROW (L-R) DeMaris Gaines, ATEC President; Grace Goodeagle, ATEC member; Wona Jane Leonard, ATEC member; Flossie Mathews, ATEC member; Ardina Moore, ATEC Vice-President BACK ROW (L-R) Amanda Longan, River Sturges, Hunter Sturges, Debbie Wray, AT
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The All Tribes Education Consortium (ATEC) awarded scholarships to 33 Native American students for the fall 2016 semester. 

ATEC was organized in 2001 as a non-profit organization to provide scholarships to Native American students.  A volunteer group with shared interests in promoting and preserving native languages and cultural traditions of local tribes make up ATEC’s governing body; many of the ATEC’s volunteers are retired educators.  The main goal of ATEC is to help Native American students obtain degrees or certificates.

A non-funded organization, ATEC relies solely on tax deductible donations and fundraising activities. Some of their fundraisers are golf tournaments, dinners, garage sales, cookie and candy baskets, pow-wow concessions, cookbook sales, raffles, and auctions.

Through their efforts, ATEC has awarded 347 scholarships totaling over $107,000.  Awards have gone to students representing various tribes who reside within a 100-mile radius of Miami, Ok.

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma and the Cherokee Nation donate annually to ATEC.  The Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. of Miami, Ok. donates accounting expertise for ATEC.  All donations are tax deductible.

ATEC has never been a large group, holding steady at about 8-10 dedicated volunteers and has no paid employees. Officers are DeMaris Gaines, President; Ardina Moore, Vice-President; Rhonda Hayworth, Treasurer; and Debbie Wray, Secretary.  Members are Grace Goodeagle, Flossie Mathews, Jack Shadwick, Wona Jane Leonard, and Karen Hildreth. 

Scholarship recipients for September 2016 are  Jesse Dozier, Cherokee Nation; Thomas England, Ottawa Tribe; Conner Craig, Quapaw Tribe; Brent Braziel, Ottawa Tribe; Graham Dixon, Ottawa Tribe; Kimberly Blanton, Cherokee Nation; Hunter Sturges, Cherokee Nation; Joshua Arnold, Quapaw Tribe; Austin Headlee, Quapaw Tribe; Katherine McCord, Cherokee Nation; Amanda Longan, Quapaw Tribe; Karson Maple, Ottawa Tribe; Jason Gibson, Cherokee Nation; Caitlin Handrich, Cherokee Nation; Tyler Lawson, Wyandotte Nation; Kelsi Foust, Cherokee Nation; Trevor Hayes, Miami Nation; Jalee Dollarhide, Peoria Tribe; Steven Todd, Ottawa Tribe; MeKaylen Wesley, Quapaw Tribe; Christopher Taylor, Cherokee Nation; Mason Neece, Ottawa Tribe; Jonathon Tynon, Cherokee Nation; Cheyanne Davis, Quapaw Tribe; Gabriel Pelayo, Osage Nation; Jordan Patterson, Ottawa Tribe; Zachary Goforth, Peoria Tribe; Wyatt Bowers, Cherokee Nation; River Sturges, Cherokee Nation; Jared Griffith, Peoria Tribe; Devyn Bundy, Quapaw Tribe; and Triston Wyatt, Quapaw Tribe.

In addition to having a home address within 100 miles of Miami, Ok., students must maintain full-time enrollment status, have at least a 2.0 grade point average, and be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe. For more information about ATEC or how to apply for a scholarship, contact DeMaris Gaines, ATEC president at (918) 541-0372.

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