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Keioshiah Peter is a recipient of the 2012 Udall Scholarship. The Morris Udall & Stuart Udall Foundation awards scholarships of $5,000 to junior and senior college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care. This year, 80 Udall scholars were selected from 585 candidates nominated by 274 colleges and universities.
Peter is a transfer student from San Juan College, currently studying sociology and Native American Studies at UNM. She plans to pursue a master's degree in public health and become a substance abuse counselor on the Navajo reservation.
At 16, she became a certified ropes course instructor and started volunteering at the Indian Health Services to help promote physical and mental health through exercise and activities. She interned at the Veterans Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. last summer through American Indian Science and Engineering Society. She volunteers at the Native Health Institute and serves as treasurer for UNM KIVA Club.
Peter has received the Navajo Nation Scholarship, Rising Leader Award, Chief Manulito Scholarship, and Daughters of American Revolution.