The Jacques E. Johnet Trust Scholarship for Native Americans




The Johnet Scholarship was established to recognize the academic achievements of SFSU Native American students (especially Cheyenne Indians) and to assist them financially with the pursuit of their education.


Project Director: Joanne Barker, Professor and Chair, American Indian Studies (

Applications open at the beginning of each semester for semester-based awards. For Fall 2019, the deadline is October 14.

Applications are submitted and reviewed in AcademicWorks/BAM.

Must be Native American, which refers to a status of legal citizenship and/or cultural membership in an American Indian tribe or Alaska Native band.

Must be a current, full-time student (undergraduate or graduate).

Must maintain satisfactory academic standing, to be evaluated primarily but not only by GPA.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is strongly recommended.

One to five awards given each semester. Minimum award is $250.00.


Spring 2021 Recipients


Cathleen Manuel, M.A. in Ethnic Studies Student

Coastal Pomo and Southern Marin Miwok/Pit River, Modoc, and Yuki


Kristi Lozinto, Dietetics: Diet & Nutr Sci-BS

Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians tribal member


Joseph Orozco, B.A. BECA