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Mike Munnell Scholar Award

American Indian Studies

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. 

2017 Munnell Scholar:

Rachel McNeil is the 2017 recipient of the Mike Munnell award.  Rachel is a junior majoring in American Indian Studies and pursuing a Film Studies minor and Museum Studies Certificate.  She plans to graduate in 2018 and would like to pursue a career working in an American Indian cultural and historical museum setting.   

Pictured below: Professor Jill Doerfler, Rachel McNeil, and Anton Sauer (2016 Munnell Scholar).


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