Bonnie Heavy Runner Award
The purpose of the Bonnie Heavy Runner Scholarship is to provide 60 percent of the annual award amount to Native American students enrolled in the School of Law and 40 percent for Native American students enrolled in the Native American Studies Department. A minimum of two cash awards are to be given to Native American students enrolled in the Native American Studies Department. These awards are intended to assist the students with expenses incurred at college other than tuition, to include, but not be limited to, travel, childcare and school supplies. One award is to be given to a Native American student enrolled in the School of Law. This should be divided with 30 percent for tuition and 70 percent for other educational expenses, to include but not be limited to, travel, childcare and school supplies. Preference for both portions of the funds shall be given to students with a current grade point average (at UM or from the school from which they are transferring) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Recipients of these awards are to be determined by the NAS or Law scholarship selection committee, whichever is appropriate, and at least one member of Bonnie Heavy Runner’s family.