The Jacques E. Johnet Trust Scholarship for Native Americans

Application: Apply on The San Francisco State University Scholarship website

The Johnet Scholarship was established to recognize the academic achievements of SF STATE 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 (

SPRING 2022 Applications open on January 24 and close March 1. Awards will be issued early April.

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.

Fall 2021 Recipients

Destiny Tetoff, B.S. in Criminal Justice (First Year)

Aleut (Alaska Native)

Cathleen Manuel, MA in Ethnic Studies

Modoc-Pit River/Northern Coastal Pomo/Marin Miwok/Southern Coast Pomo

Jacob Adams, ED.D. Student

Enrolled Member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and descendant of Skokomish Nation and Squaxin Island Tribe

Cash Martinez, Major in Journalism

Southern Pomo (Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria)

Lindsey Backman, Major in Biology


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