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Tribal Transportation Scholarship
2023 Recipient

Jerral Murray

Jerral Murray, a senior in agricultural and biosystems engineering from Bismarck, will receive the Tribal Transportation Scholarship. Murray is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and plans to pursue a career in engineering and land management in which she can oversee and care for tribal land and create opportunities for others.

The scholarship recognizes outstanding Native American students at NDSU with an interest in transportation engineering, economics, or agriculture.

Murray was a member of the Student Government Association at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), serving as treasurer and secretary. She is also a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, serving as vice president and president. Murray has been a scholar of the American Indian College Fund throughout her academic career at UTTC and NDSU. She participated in the First Nations Launch held by the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium and was one of two students selected to represent UTTC in Washington to inform members of Congress about tribal colleges and universities at the 2020 American Indian Higher Education Consortium Legislative Summit.

Murray was a mentor and teaching assistant for summer students in the Advanced Synergistic Program for Indigenous Research in Engineering (ASPIRE) Academy and was a leader for the ASPIRE Camp, attended by indigenous high school students from across North Dakota in the summer of 2022. ASPIRE is a science, technology, mathematics, and engineering program at UTTC. She was on the President's List throughout her academic career at UTTC and is a professional member of the American Indian Society and Engineering Society. She was an intern with the Sandia National Laboratory and with the Department of Defense Army Research Laboratory.

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