Aawok Georgiana Trull passed away on Oct. 16, 2008 at the age of 92. She was born in Sregon Village, on the Yurok Reservation to Melissa and Charlie Myers. Aawok Georgiana went to school at Pecwan, Morek, Hoopa, and Riverside Boarding School. She was a welder in San Diego, a fish filleter at Lazio’s in Eureka, and for the last 40 years a teacher of the Yurok language for the Yurok Tribe.
The Aawok Georgiana Trull Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the work and life of Aawok Georgiana Trull. Aawok Georgiana spent more than 40 years of her life dedicated to revitalization of the Yurok language, contributing to an alphabet and publishing a conversation dictionary. Funds support CA Native people actively engaged in Indigenous language revitalization.
Federally and non-federally recognized CA Indigenous people are eligible to apply.
The scholarship is open to students who will be actively enrolled in and attending two or four year universities, graduate school programs, or trade school.
Students chosen for support will receive at least $2,500 in financial support.
The application portal for the Aawok Georgiana Trull Memorial Scholarship opens January 14, with a deadline of March 31 annually.
Please contact the NCF team at any time if you have questions or need assistance in applying, firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 267-9906.