The Outstanding Scholar Award is given to applicants who we feel are utilizing their studies in promising ways, and show innovative and creative ideas for how they plan to build on their studies to bring healing and safety to our communities. Each Outstanding Scholar Award is given with a $150 honorarium.
Racheal Killgore is an enrolled member of the Navajo (Diné) Nation. Her maternal clan is Towering House born for White People clan. Racheal is from Gallup, New Mexico and she has nearly 10 years’ experience working in the domestic and sexual violence fields in her community providing clinical services, advocacy, community presentations, and outreach. She currently resides in Logan, Utah where she attends graduate school, a student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology program at Utah State University. Her research interests include violence against Indigenous Women, MMIWG, and mentorship of Native students. Racheal continually strives to learn and grow in this work, holding fast to her cultural values, bringing awareness through academic writing and presentations, through collaboration with others who hold similar passions, and taking meaningful action to support these ends.