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NTGCR Selects Spring 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Green Bay, WI – 24April24 – The National Tribal Gaming Commissioners & Regulators® Scholarship Committee has selected the recipients of the NTGCR Spring 2024 Tribal Scholarship awards for Native American students. This semester’s recipients are:

Alli L. Byington - Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma

Howard L. Wanna - Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Susie M. Wilbur - Prairie Band Potawatomi

Ms. Byington is attending Missouri State University, located in Springfield, MO where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Ms. Byington hopes to use her education to be able to help people.

Mr. Wanna is attending Cankdeska Cikana Community College - Fort Totten, ND where he is pursuing a degree in Social Work. After graduation he plans to return to school to complete a Master's in Social Work and go home to serve his people.

Ms. Wilbur is pursuing a Juris Doctor at Washburn University located in Topeka, KS. After completing her degree, she plans to help people improve their circumstances, help her community, and do no harm. Essentially, promote justice.

The recipients will each receive a $2,500.00 scholarship to assist with tuition, books, meal cards and living expenses. They were all selected based on their academic grade point average, exhibition of leadership, community involvement, written essay, letter of recommendations, accomplishments and professional development.

Information on when the NTGCR Scholarship Committee will begin accepting applicants for our regular Tribal Scholarship program and the Jess Green Law Student Scholarship for the 2024 Fall Semester can be found at the organization’s website,

The NTGCR is a non-profit organization consisting of tribal regulatory members and other non-voting affiliate members. The organization is dedicated to providing tribal gaming regulators with education and training. The NTGCR promotes cooperative relationships amongst tribes and may act as a gaming regulatory advisory group to tribal gaming organizations.


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