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    Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance

    Chief Manuelito Scholarship

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    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