Nizhónígo Nee Ado’ááł (Have a beautiful day)
This workshop will be facilitated by Tino Diaz who works at Utah Valley University as an Educational Opportunity Center Grant Director. Please come prepared with 2017 taxes (student and/or parents), W2’s, and make sure you know your social security number. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed in order to see if they are qualified for Pell grants and work-study. All other scholarships including tribal based their information from FAFSA to determine your financial need. Parents and Guardians are encouraged to attend this event with their student. We hope to see you at the event!
Parents and Guardians,
We would like to extend an invitation to participate in this field trip. Spots are filling up quickly. This field trip is for students in 3rd-12th grade only. Parents are required to attend this field trip with their child. Parents are responsible to excusing students from school to participate, and also need to opt students into this field trip by signing a wavier. To sign up for this field trip email Eileen Quintana.
You may reserve your spot by registerting here: https://www.wildernessinquiry.org/event/evt17690/
Title VI Staff
Over the past two years the Governor's Office of Energy has partnered with Chevron to advance Utah’s energy workforce by providing 13 scholarships, totaling $48,000 to high school seniors who intend to pursue a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) field of study or trade certification at a Utah institution of higher learning. This includes:
· Five $4,000 scholarships for students attending a Utah college or university
· Five $2,000 scholarships for students attending a Utah technical college
TO APPLY - Applicants must submit the following to OED's Energy Program Specialist, Kevin Brooks (email@example.com) by May 1, 2019:
· A five-minute informative original film on an energy resource found in Utah responsible for supporting local economies and powering our daily lives (smartphone filming guide attached)
· A short, 1-2 page essay on why they are passionate about energy, their STEM goals, and how the scholarship would help to support them.
There is just one month left to apply. Please join us in getting the word out about this excellent funding opportunity for future STEM students. A complete set of instructions and further guidance can be found on their education website.
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Did you know that each Jr. High and High School in Nebo School District offers a Native Club? Native club is intended to create an environment where students can learn about American Indian contributions and culture, meet with other American Indian students, and work on arts and crafts together.
Native clubs meet monthly, and the day and time depend on which school you attend. Please check our calendar for more information. Any student who attends Nebo School District can attend Native Club. We encourage non-native students to join.
Title VI Representatives are responsible for an assigned area within Nebo School District. Please reach out to your Title VI Representative for more information about your specific Native Club. Encourage your students to attend Native Club. Title VI Representatives often distribute activity information and scholarship opportunities out through Native Club.
For more information and to see itinerary, please visit this website.
A big congratulations to Taylor Eddie, who is an 11th grader in Nebo School District. She is a recipient of the 2019 Dream Starter Grant for the Running Strong Organization.
Each year Billy Mills, an American Indian Olympic Gold Medalist awards $10,000 to American Indian organizations and/or communities. Many American Indian apply for this grant with the hopes they will be able to incorporate their vision or dream into a specific American Indian organization or community. This year, Taylor Eddie's dream was selected by the Running Strong Organization.
Taylor's Dream for incorporating entrepreneurship into the Title VI Program:
"Taylor’s dream is to introduce students to agriculture as a business. She plans to expand her farm with gardens and animals, & teach youth in her community about animal husbandry, the basics of business management, and the importance of agriculture to Native communities."-Direct quote from the Running Strong Organization website.
Eileen Quintana, the Program Director for the Nebo Title VI Program said, "I am so proud of Taylor Eddie! She came up with an incredible dream of introducing students to raising livestock and starting a business in agriculture. This is the second Dreamstarter coming out of Nebo School District Indian Education, which is quite a feat since they only pick 10 Dream Starters across the nation in one year. This grant brings in $10,000 to Nebo Title VI Indian Education program to work with students in learning how to start a business. She will attend a Dreamstarter Academy in Washington DC, which will train her on entrepreneurship, public speaking and community networking. Taylor Eddie will have one year to complete her project."
Taylor Eddie exemplifies the qualities necessary to be a leader among her peers and is definitely a role model for other American Indian students in her school and community. The Title VI Staff and Parent Committee are excited to see what activities, field trips, and projects she integrates into the Nebo Title VI Program. Congrats, Taylor Eddie! And a huge thank you to Running Strong Organization for this wonderful opportunity to strengthen American Indian Organization like ours.
For more information about this organization please click here.