Nizhónígo Nee Ado’ááł (Have a beautiful day)
First Ascent Scholars, a Jeff and Helen Cardon Foundation and David Eccles School of Business partnership, cultivates, encourages and enables academically focused students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds to:
Scholars are expected to give back to the broader community through volunteer work, engagement in First Ascent activities, and in their academic commitment at the Eccles School.
In return, the First Ascent Scholarship provides the opportunity for incoming college freshmen to engage in all college has to offer. Scholarship funds cover unmet financial need, room and board, fees, health insurance (if needed), tutoring costs, travel and more, to help scholars focus on achieving their academic best.
APPLICATION NOW OPEN!Eligible students: · Current high-school senior · Applied or will apply to the University of Utah (scholarships will only be awarded to students admitted to the University of Utah) · Demonstrated interest in business · Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Application deadline is April 10, 2018.
To learn more about the program check out their videos (program & student profiles) or website.
Patrick Willie is a local American Indian who Hoop Dances competitively. He was taught many past Title VI students how to hoop dance and currently helps our Title VI Parent Committee with regalia projects. He volunteered his time and talent to 27 different schools in honor of Native American Heritage Month in November 2017. Some of the schools he volunteered at were in Nebo School District, primarily at Elementary schools. He does not have his own transportation, so he biked (200 plus miles) to a majority of these presentations.
He presented at Riverview Elementary during the month of November to the Kindergarten classes. A current kindergartener who attended Patrick's presentation said, "It was really cool", and she went on to add, "My whole class was smiling while he danced." It's wonderful to see positive role models making a difference in the education of our youth.
Congrats to Rose Quintana (Nebo School District/Title VI Alumni) for receiving a $10.000 grant from the Running Strong Organization to use towards the Nebo Title VI Program. We are so proud of you, and excited for the wonderful activities you have planned for Title VI Youth and Families! Here is the full list of 2018-2019 Dream Starter Receptions.
Last Thursday, students and families across Nebo School District gathered at Larsen Elementary to learn about Native American culture and history. This event included something for the whole family. For the adults and teens, featured guest speaker Julius Chavez captured the audience's attention with his knowledge and expertise about Native American origin stories and constellation stories. He performed several songs and explained the meaning behind those songs. For the children, there was warm fluffy frybread to enjoy, and they were able to see a demonstration of the origin of the cradleboard (a board to which an infant is strapped into). Overall the event provided entertainment, performances, yummy food, and good company.
Over 50 students from various Junior High and High School showed up to the event. Many students brought a close friend with them or their parents. A majority of the students who came to the event came from Maple Mountain High School.
Nebo Title VI Parent Committee and community members we able to make over 100 Indian Tacos for patrons of this event, and spent a lot of time outside of this event preparing the food, and organizing the event. As always, Brenda Beyal amazed those in attendance with her magical frybread making skills. All the proceeds from this event are going towards our scholarship fund. So far, the Nebo Title VI Program has given away 40 scholarships over the years.
Current and alumni Title VI students performed several different songs and stories for the event. Some songs included the "Navajo Puppy Song", "Who Is My Mother", and an original song written by Rosebud Quintana called, "Be Proud of Who You Are." Some dances included Navajo Basket and Navajo Sashbelt Dance. All of the students who participated and performed did a wonderful job.
A special thank you to all the Elementary and Secondary Teachers who announced this event in their classrooms and even allowed their students to get extra credit for attending. Also, thank you so much to the many community members who donated their time, and even donated food for the Indian Taco Sale. It was truly a group effort that made this event possible.
Please take a look at the video below. Spanish Fork Channel 17 flimed this event, and highlighted some aspects of the night.
(more pictures available)
Student Leadership Celebration
When: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: UVU Campus
Title VI Programs and USBE have been planning this event for almost a year to recognize and honor American Indian Students who have excelled in various categories such as academics, community service, athletics, leadership, art, language, culture and securing scholarships. Families and community members are invited to this important event celebrating regional Title VI programs and Nebo School District student
accomplishments. Along with the awards ceremony, we will have educational break-out sessions to educate and inspire all who attend, lunch will be served. We need to get an accurate count of those attending so please RSVP to Eileen or to your Title VI Representative (Natalie, Analysa, Shoshana or Brenda). We will make plans for transportation as soon as we know how many are going.
Nebo Title VI is excited to announce that our Scholarship Application is now available. Download here.
- Native American, Alaska Native as determined by Federal 506 Identification form.
- A senior in the Nebo School District
- Will be attending an accredited college/university or technical/vocational school in the fall
- GPA above 3.0 is desirable, however, all aspects of this application will be weighted.
- Scholarship can only be used for tuition and books
- This scholarship is a one time, non-renewable scholarship
Include with your Application:
- Photo: 4x6 color photo of yourself (Original print, no photocopies, and sign the back of your photo)
- Essay: It should include information about you, service to community, family, and tribe, leadership in school and community. Explain why you chose the school you will be attending an area of study. Include your academic and career goals along with personal future plans. Describe why you feel you need this scholarship and how you plan to give back to your community. Length: Do not exceed 2 pages or be less than one-page double-spaced, 12 pt. font only
- Recent transcript – does not have to be official
Nebo Title VI strongly encourages all Native American or Alaskan Native seniors to apply for this scholarship. Good luck to all who apply.