Native American Scholarships

2022 Recipients

The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the recipients of the 16th annual Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, presented by USA Lacrosse. Awarded to male and female students each year, the scholarship honors high school students of Haudenosaunee heritage who exemplify high character, leadership, and academics both on and off the lacrosse field. Applicants are asked to submit an essay describing what the sport of lacrosse means to them as Native American student-athletes and members of their community, as well as two letters of recommendation and a high school transcript.

Savannah Swamp, Bear Clan, Akwesasne Mohawk Nation

Savannah attends Salmon River Central School, maintains a 4.0 GPA, is a National Honor Society member, and is the peer lead for Salmon River’s Suicide Prevention Program. Savannah is a three sport varsity competitor in volleyball, basketball and lacrosse. Savannah will attend the University of Albany and is considering playing lacrosse.

Crayton Cree, Bear Clan, Akwesasne Mohawk Nation

Crayton attends Salmon River Central School, maintains a 4.0 GPA and has won gold and silver medals in lacrosse and hockey. Crayton began playing lacrosse around age 3 or 4 and currently plays with the Jr. B Indians. His family’s lacrosse tradition began with his great grandparents. Crayton is an active member of the Akwesasne Storm and Attack Lacrosse Programs, helping young people develop their skills and mentoring them. Crayton will attend SUNY Potsdam and play varsity lacrosse. He will study education and hopes to continue coaching children in lacrosse.

“It’s a tremendous honor to reward these outstanding student-athletes for their exceptional accomplishments,” said Marc Riccio, president and CEO of USA Lacrosse. “We are proud to partner with the Tewaaraton Foundation in recognizing the best and brightest young players from the Native American community.”

An 11-year commitment by USA Lacrosse has supported the scholarship program, which annually recognizes two outstanding Native American high school seniors for academic achievement and lacrosse excellence. One of the primary goals of the scholarship program is to honor the sport’s Native American roots. Students must be members of the Haudenosaunee community, enrolled in a secondary school and represent the highest ideals of sportsmanship to be eligible for this scholarship. Each scholarship recipient is awarded $10,000 for education — $5,000 for each of their first and second years in college.

Previous Recipients

2021
Fantasy Jimerson-Kenjockety, Seneca Nation, Beaver Clan
Peter Thais, Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan

2020
Yanenowi Logan, Seneca Nation, Deer Clan
Cobie Cree, Mohawk Nation, Bear Clan

2019
Jacelyn Lazore and Mirabella Lazore, Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan
Isaiah Cree, Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan

2018
Ivy Santana, Seneca Nation of Indians, Wolf Clan
Lyle Warrior, Seneca Nation of Indians

2017
Shayla Scanlan, Seneca Nation of Indians, Wolf Clan
Liam Anderson, Tuscarora Nation, Turtle Clan

2016
Jade Haumann, Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan     
Emerson Shenandoah, Mohawk Nation, Snipe Clan

2015
Lynnzee Miller, Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan
Chaunce Hill, Six Nations Seneca, Turtle Clan

2014
Alie Jimerson, Cayuga Nation, Bear Clan
Kason Tarbell, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

2013
Cassandra Minerd, Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan
Robert McMicking, Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan

2012
Marissa Haring, Seneca Nation
Bradley Thomas, Tuscarora Indian Nation

2011
Kristiana Ferguson, Tuscarora Indian Nation
Christopher White, Oneida Nation

2010
Taylor Hummel, Tuscarora Indian Nation, White Bear Clan
Kyle Henry, Tuscarora Indian Nation, White Bear Clan

2009
Issac “Ike” Hopper, Onondaga Nation
Trenna Hill, of Mohawk Decent

2008
Emmett Printup, Tonawanda Seneca, Turtle Clan
Corinne Abrams, Tuscarora Indian Nation, Turtle Clan

2007
Alexander Jimerson, Seneca Nations of Indians, Wolf Clan
Mia McKie, Tuscarora Indian Nation, Turtle Clan

2006
Lindsey Steeprock, Mohawk Nation
Justin Gill, Oglala Sioux and Seneca Nations