• Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance

    The Chief Manuelito Scholarship was established in 1980 to provide scholarships to high achieving Navajo high school graduates. The scholarships are awarded based on ACT/SAT test scores and final high school grade point average (GPA). Students receive $7,000 annually to cover direct educational expenses associated with attending a post-secondary institution. 

     

    High School graduates must meet the following two (2) criteria for eligibility:
     
     
    1. High School graduates with a minimum ACT (SAT scores will be converted) composite score and a minimum GPA are compared:
      1. A high school graduate with below 3.0 GPA in not eligible or a ACT score below 21
      2. A high school graduate with 3.0  GPA must have 29+ ACT score
      3.      “          “           “           “    3.1 GPA must have 28+ ACT score
      4.      “          “           “           “    3.2 GPA must have 27+ ACT score
      5.      “          “           “           “    3.3 GPA must have 26+ ACT score
      6.      “          “           “           “    3.4 GPA must have 25+ ACT score
      7.      “          “           “           “    3.5 GPA must have 24+ ACT score
      8.      “          “           “           “    3.6 GPA must have 23+ ACT score
      9.      “          “           “           “    3.7 GPA must have 22+ ACT score
      10.      “          “           “           “    3.8 GPA must have 21+ ACT score
    2. Completion of required Navajo Language & Navajo Government courses prior to high school graduation date.
      1. Navajo Language course must equal 1+ unit high school credit or 1+ college credit
      2. Navajo Government course must equal 0.5 unit high school credit or 1+ college credit

    Undergraduate students must meet the following criteria:

     

    1. Full-Time student with:
      1. Completed 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent trimester or quarter credit hours)
      2. Cumulative GPA 3.0 or better

     

    NOTE:

    • The Chief Manuelito Scholarship is based upon the GPA of college-level courses. Students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Certificate are ineligible.
    • The scholarship is not automatically renewed and students must re-apply each year for continued consideration.
    • Policies concerning deadlines and the submission of documents are strictly adhered to.
    • Contact your Financial Aid Counselor if you think you may qualify for the Chief Manuelito Scholarship.

     

     
    Deadlines to submit applications and all required documents are:
             June 25 – Fall/Academic Year
             November 25 – Winter/Spring Term