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    Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance

    Chief Manuelito Scholarship


    The Navajo Nation established the Chief Manuelito Scholarship program in 1980 to recognize high achieving high school graduates. The scholarship honors Chief Manuelito, Hastiin Ch’ilhaajiin, (1818-1893) who encouraged the Navajo people to seek education and protect and preserve Navajo tradition and culture Students meeting the criteria for the Chief Manuelito Scholarship are awarded $7,000 per academic year to cover direct educational expenses associated with attending a postsecondary institution. Chief Manuelito Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and earn 12 or more semester credit hours, based on college-level graded courses, for each academic term

    High School Graduates – Eligibility

    1. Admission to a post secondary institution with a minimum ACT (SAT scores will be converted) composite score in combination with a minimum cumulative grade point average, as shown in Table 1.

    2. Completion of required courses including Navajo Language (1 unit high school credit or 1+ college credit) and Navajo Government (.5 unit high school credit or 1+ college credit) prior to high school graduation date.

    3. Table 1 – ACT/GPA Graph