In the spring of 1988, the University of Colorado established the White Antelope Memorial Scholarship, for-in-state students. This Scholarship has been instrumental in assisting American Indian students toward the completion of their baccalaureate degrees. The White Antelope Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people who lost their lives during the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864. White Antelope, a courageous leader of the Southern Cheyenne, died at Sand Creek while attempting to negotiate peace with the Colorado militia.
Nothing lives long, except the earth and the mountains.”
- White Antelope
The First Nations Scholarship was created in 2006 for out-of-state, tribally enrolled, freshmen and transfer Native American students. This scholarship has been instrumental in assisting American Indian students toward the completion of their baccalaureate degrees.
The intent of these scholarships is to promote, encourage and support academic success and to cultivate a thriving Native American community on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. This is accomplished by coming together for activities, events and by interacting with the Native American community. Since the activities/events will be at the heart of building the community, it is imperative that you make the commitment to participate.
The Catherine and George Favareau Fund is to provide a partial or scholarships to students from the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana, the Little Sioux St. Francis Mission School in St. Francis, South Dakota and/or the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.