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UTTC student selected for NIEA scholarship
2 November 2004

BISMARCK, ND - Jason Pretty Boy (Standing Rock), a student at United Tribes Technical College, has been selected to receive the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Student Scholarship of the Year.

      The award, presented October 29 at the NIEA Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ, was based on academic merit and school accomplishments.

Jason Pretty Boy
NIEA Student Scholarship of the Year recipient Jason Pretty Boy.

      Pretty Boy is a second year student in Tribal Management and represents that vocation on the UTTC Student Senate. He holds a cumulative 3.38 GPA. He is currently the American Indian Higher Education Consortium's Student Congress Secretary. He formerly served as a student representative to the National Congress of American Indians.

      Pretty Boy intends to pursue a four-year and perhaps a master's degree. He's evaluating offerings at two schools in particular, Harvard and Cornell.

      "I'm interested in public policy making," said Pretty Boy. "I'm not interested in being a politician. My goal is to help people. I want to be the person who talks to decision makers. I think I can do a good job as a lobbyist for tribal people."

      To pursue his interests, Pretty Boy plans to attend a program during the winter at the Kennedy School of Government in Washington, DC.

      Pretty Boy is from the Rock Creek District on Standing Rock; his Lakota name, Wowashi, means Helper of the People. He resides on the UTTC campus in Bismarck with his daughter, Ravin Storme Pretty Boy, and wife Tammy.


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