Mike Munnell Scholar Award

American Indian Studies


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2016-2017 Scholarship Winners

Poster: AIS Scholarship Winners

Mike Munnell Scholar Award

Michael Munnell was the first graduate to major in American Indian Studies at UMD. In fall 2012, the AIS Department established this scholar award in his name. Munnell is the drum keeper and lead singer of the MA'IIN'GAN Drum. The singers perform at dozens of events each year, including UMD's commencement ceremony. Read More

The scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest GPA within the Department of American Indian Studies. 

2015 Munnell Scholar:

Randi Omdahl was the 2015 recipient of the Mike Munnell award.  Randi is from Minneapolis with ties to both the Duluth and the White Earth communities.  She is an Art Education major with a minor in American Indian Studies.  She plans to become an Art Educator and bring more Ojibwe, art, culture and language into the classroom.  

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