Congratulations to the 2024 April Moore Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2024 April Moore Memorial Scholarship recipients! We are proud to announce that seven students pursuing higher education will be awarded $1,000.00 each with a scholarship for the 2024-2025 school year.

What is the April Moore Memorial Scholarship Program?

April Moore served 26 years as a Board Member and Chair of Chapa-De Indian Health before passing away in 2015. She spent her life working to advance the American Indian Community and helped make Chapa-De a robust native-directed healthcare system that delivers high-quality and compassionate care to over 25,000 active patients. April Moore’s memory lives on through Chapa-De’s April Moore Memorial Scholarship Program, which awards $1,000.00 to outstanding American Indian students who are attending or planning to attend college or a technical, trade, or vocational school.

To learn more about the April Moore Memorial Scholarship, click HERE.

Read more about this year’s recipients:

Molly Briggs will be attending Baylor University again this fall with a major in Business Finance/Accounting and a minor in Economics. After graduating from college, Molly hopes to work in investment banking. She also hopes to build a community at Baylor where she can raise awareness of what it means to be American Indian today and support other native students who are striving for a college education.

Corey Ellis will attend UCLA this fall to pursue a degree in English after completing coursework at Sierra College. He is currently in the final works of his first novel that details his family’s history of living in Nevada County for five generations. After graduating from college, Corey looks forwards to returning to his hometown of Grass Valley with not only a degree but a broadened view of the world.

Zachary Hatten attends Sierra College and is studying Nursing. He plans on becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) in either the Emergency or ICU (Intensive Care Unit) departments. As a descendant of the Karuk Tribe, it is part of his life’s mission to help people in times of need, especially those in the Native community.

Zienna Hatten will be attending Boise State University this fall, pursuing a Criminal Justice major. It is her passion to learn more about law and order and how the judicial system works and how it can be improved. Her ultimate career goal is to become an FBI agent. She hopes to use all the knowledge she obtains to give back to American Indian communities.

Zoey Hatten attends Sierra College with hopes of one day entering the medical field. Her career ambitions include becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), inspired by both her grandmother and her brother, Zach, who is also studying nursing. Zoey plans to use her education and career to give back to the American Indian community by sharing all the skills and knowledge she gains throughout her life.

Isabella Nguyen is studying Anthropology at Portland State University. Her life goal is to serve, empower, and motivate American Indian youth and families navigating the challenges of language loss and underrepresentation within their tribe. With her degree, she hopes to use technology to bring new life to native languages and showcase cultural heritage through film.

Andres Ramos is working toward his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at UC Davis School of Medicine. With his medical degree, he looks to specialize in orthopedic surgery. Andres plans to practice medicine that is culturally relevant to American Indian patients while also addressing other factors that negatively affect the health of American Indian communities.

Supporting Our Community’s Future

In the 8 years that Chapa-De has offered the April Moor Memorial Scholarship Program, we have granted over $25,000 in scholarships to native youth in our area. We are proud to continue supporting the pursuit of higher education and the students working towards their goals.

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