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Mariah McGhee

Mariah McGhee, a class valedictorian at Red Cloud High School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, dreamed of attending ASU after numerous childhood visits to the state. But she knew her family couldn’t afford out-of-state tuition, and she was adamant about not racking up personal debt through student loans. The 18-year-old was prepared to start her work career without a degree. Then a miracle dropped in her lap: a full four-year scholarship to ASU. It's thanks to a new initiative between ASU and the True Sioux Hope Foundation, which is sponsoring a pair of Native students from Pine Ridge to attend ASU.

Tempe campus ASU Foundation Center for Indian Education Office of American Indian Initiatives
ASU Coach Frank Kush and football players
Remembering Sun Devil legend Frank Kush Tempe campus Sun Devil Athletics Sports Alumni
“I realized the most important thing we needed to do was to be a team that was mentally strong and gritty.“ - Missy Farr-Kaye, head coach of the ASU women's golf team, which won the national championship this year

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