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Mike Munnell Scholar Award / Neezh Odain Scholarship

American Indian Studies

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. 

2019 Munnell Scholar:

Congratulations to 2019/2020 Munnell Scholar recipient Gunnar Frahm!

Gunnar Frahm is a sophomore at UMD. He grew up along the beautiful North Shore in Silver Bay, MN and is double-majoring in Biochemistry and American Indian Studies with a minor in Biology. He is active in the UMD Society of Chemists and Biochemist Club and enjoys running and reading in his spare time. After graduation, Gunnar hopes to continue his education by attending Medical School with the ultimate career goal of being a rural, primary care physician.

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Gunnar pictured with Professor Jill Doerfler

Gunnar pictured with Professor Jill Doerfler