This opportunity is open for all eligible incoming freshmen seeking admission to the Honors College with a 3.5 or higher G.P.A. Eligible applicants may be citizens of one of the nine Oregon tribes, and or citizens of a federally recognized tribe, and or who have documented tribal descendancy.
What are the Benefits of Being a Tribal Nations Honors Scholar?
- Mentorship from Native American students and faculty
- Opportunities to “Take the Lead” on issues that matter to you
- Opportunities to mentor incoming Tribal Scholars
- Additional funding in support of travel and/or training
- Represent your tribe(s) as a Tribal Nations Honors Scholar
How to Apply
- Apply to SOU
- Apply to the Honors College
- Answer the additional essay quesiton specific to the Tribal Nations Honors Scholar opportunity in the online Honors application
For more information about this opportunity or for information about how to apply,
please contact Honors College Director, Dr. Cherstin Lyon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our Tribal Nations Honors Scholars
Tribal Nations Honor Scholar 2022-2026
Kiya Jackson is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (MHA Nation), specifically Arikara, located in North Dakota. Kiya is from Medford, Oregon and graduated from South Medford High School.
Learn More about Kiya Here: Kiya’s Story.
Tribal Nations Honor Scholar 2021-2025
Tiana Gilliland is an enrolled member with Shasta Indian Nation and will be the second person to be a Tribal Honors Scholar in the Honors College. Tiana will be entering the Honors College at SOU as a freshman in the fall of 2021. Her tribe is located in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon and she wants to learn more about the culture of other Native Americans and share her own knowledge that she has to offer.
Learn More about Tiana Here: Tiana’s Story.
Tribal Nations Honor Scholar 2020-2024
McKayla C. Dumore is a proud member of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes. McKayla is SOU Honors College’s first Tribal Nations Scholar.
Learn More about McKayla here: McKayla’s Story.