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There is a new scholarship opportunity that is accepting applications now called The Global Leaders Scholarship Fund that support 18-32-year-old students with an opportunity to attend global conferences, summits, and events in the United States and throughout the world. Recipients must establish a financial need to qualify for a scholarship.
To qualify for the Global Leaders Scholarship (GLSF), students must:
- Be 18-32 years of age during the 2020–2021 academic school year.
- Attend a Utah college or university, or be in the process of applying.
- Have the ability to travel within the United States or internationally.
- Establish a financial need to attend the event.
For more information contact Deaun Saxby at email@example.com
September 24th Session: The Importance of a Résumé
Join CESA’s Scholarship & Financial Resources Coordinator, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, and the Career & Professional Development Center for this virtual info session series designed to help you with all things financial aid at the U!
- October 1: All Things FAFSA
- October 8: Ins & Outs of a Letter of Recommendation
- October 15: The “What, Who, Where, When, and Why” of a Personal Essay
- October 22: Q & A on All Things Scholarships & Financial Aid
Please visit this website to join this zoom conference.
Our program will be having a backpack giveaway, however this year it will be a little different. We will have a drive-thru backpack giveaway. We ask that you stay in your vehicle, and Title VI Staff will be on-site to assist in loading backpacks into your trunk and collect your names. You will not be able to choose backpack styles at this time. Both events are while supplies last.*
There are two opportunities to participate in this event:
- Monday, September 21, 2020, at 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Larsen Elementary in the bus lane.
- Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Cherry Creek Elementary on 100 E by the Title VI classroom.
This page is intended to help Elementary and Secondary Teachers find accurate information regarding American Indian History and Culture.Elementary (K-6)
- Social Studies Curriculum & Lesson Plans
- Uinta Basin Teaching American History Project
- Amauta (Online Classes) or (Classroom Technology)
- PBS- Circles of Stories
- Trial Tribes- Historical Tribal Perspective, along trails followed by Lewis and Clark
Eligibility: Meet the Residency definition of a Utah Navajo and enrollment with the Navajo Nation as a tribal member. Students can attend a university of their choice but their parents have to be a full time resident living in San Juan County, Utah. Older students with a family, must have lived in San Juan County, Utah for the past five years or have left San Juan County not more than one year ago.
Students can attend any university, college, or technical/trade school of their choosing, including on-line courses. Most of the Utah Navajo students attend universities in the states of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Ft Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, mostly because Utah Navajo students are eligible for in-state tuition because the Navajo Nation is in these states. UNTF can also fund high school students under the concurrent enrollment program, where they can continue to attend high school and some college classes at the same time.
For information: UNTF Higher Education Office; 151 East 500 North; Blanding, Utah 84511. Phone: (800) 378-2050 or (435) 678-1460 (front desk); (435) 678-1462 (Education Specialist); (435) 678-1469 (Education Administrative Assistant)Download application here.
Hoop of Learning ProgramApplication Deadline: November 20, 2020
- Earn up to six college credits
- Attend skills workshops
- Meet invited Native American guest speakers
- Explore careers
- FREE Tuition, fees and textbooks
About the Hoop of Learning Program
The Hoop of Learning Program is an early college high school bridge program administered by the Maricopa County Community Colleges District. Born from a need to help Native American students stay in school and pursue a college degree, the Hoop of Learning Program has celebrated over a decade of success and continues to grow.
The Hoop of Learning program offers a conceptual design tailored specifically to meet the academic and cultural needs of Native American students. Basic tenets of the model replicate the indigenous Circle of Life philosophy long practiced by Native American peoples of the North and South Americas. These tenets include:
- Traditional Native worldview of lifelong development
- Developing strong positive cultural identities and integrity
- Culturally relevant education
- Traditional Tribal community facilitated by a broad network of relations
- Individuals contributing to the well being of the community
- Native people serving as role models
Costs and Scholarships
Scholarships are available to all eligible participants. Scholarships cover the cost of tuition (up to 12 credits per year), fees and textbooks.
- Must have minimum high school GPA 2.0
- Incoming high school sophomore, junior and senior students are eligible to apply
- Must be American Indian or a member of a state or federally recognized tribe
How to Apply
- Download and print the Application.
- Complete and sign all necessary documents with your parents
- Provide High School Transcripts
- Provide Copy of Tribal Affiliation (C.I.B., tribal enrollment card, etc.)
- Provide Copy of Evidence of Lawful Presence (see application for acceptable documentation)
- Deliver all documents to the Hoop of Learning program office
- GWCC Hoop of Learning, MA Building/MA2212
MCCCD Grant Application for HOOP of Learning Students
Iris Calderon, M.Ed.
For more information: https://www.gatewaycc.edu/hoop-learning.
The following article was wrttien by the Running Strong American Indian Youth Organziation:
2019 Running Strong for American Indian Youth Dreamstarter Taylor Eddie (Navajo Nation), 18, of Spanish Fork, Utah is pursuing her dream “A Complete Agricultural Experience” designed to introduce agriculture as business career and to show Native students how agriculture ties in to Native history and culture.
Through her Dreamstarter project, Taylor has built a vegetable garden, a chicken coop, nesting boxes and is tending to goats. She is selling produce, milk and eggs at local farmers markets and teaching her fellow students about how to develop a basic business plan, advertising, employment and money management.
“My project fits perfectly into this theme of entrepreneurship because agriculture is a business; it is one of the most important businesses because it feeds the world,” Taylor told us in her Dreamstarter application.
“Times have changed for our Native American communities, who were always hunters and gatherers. Now we can make a living so that we can support our families with this career. Native Americans have been practicing agriculture for generations.”
Taylor also expressed the importance of food security through agriculture in helping to ensure that Native communities have access to fresh vegetables and fruits, eggs and meat.
“Local farming gives us the ability to feed people in our communities independent of outside influences and keeps dollars spent on agricultural products in the local economy,” she noted. “The most basic needs of humankind are food, water and shelter. Without them, life, society and economies would cease to exist.”
Her mentor, Eileen Quintana, program manager Nebo School District Title VI Indian Education program which supplements the education of Native students, reported that with Taylor’s $10,000 Dreamstarter grant they were able to purchase chickens, and two goats which live in a pasture near the school, put up fencing, establish gardens, and more.
Students milked the goats and learned how to make goat cheese, as well as caramel, and soap products which they sold locally.
TAYLOR EDDIE SHOWS OFF A TRAY OF HOMEMADE GOAT CHEESE MADE FROM HER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM’S CLASS GOAT.
“Some families bought chickens and students learned to raise them from chicks,” Eileen told us. “They are now producing eggs and so we are enjoying fresh eggs that we all buy from them.
“We planted gardens and sold our produce at student farmers market. Taylor and the Nebo Title VI parent committee bought a sheep to butcher so that they could sell mutton stew and fry bread at a Native American Arts Market.”
Among those Nebo students who benefited from Taylor’s Dreamstater project is 7-year-old Jericho whose family bought nine chickens.
“He has learned how to take care of these chickens by feeding them, making sure they have water and cleaning out the coop,” she said. “He has even named them: Betty White, the three Kardashians, Jessie’s girl, Marge, Lisa and Maggie, but his favorite chicken’s name is Ruby.
“He enjoys playing with all of them. He brings in the eggs and helps sell them to the Indian Education families. He is learning about food and how his chickens lay fresh eggs to feed all the families.”
In addition, teenagers Alexa and Shaina milked the goats.
“They never had the opportunity to care for livestock since they lived in an urban setting,” said Eileen. “They came with us to buy supplies, feed and hay, and really got attached to the goats.Their trips to the goat pasture was filled with laughter, teaching as well as learning about goats.
“They also planted two garden boxes at their home and enjoyed going out daily to water, weed and check the garden…eating fresh tomatoes was their favorite thing!”
Eileen also reported that Nebo School District’s Future Farmers of America program partnered with their Camp Eagle Summer School to teach about animals and gardens and donated vegetable seedlings and provided a teacher to teach about gardening techniques.
“Taylor was able to teach students for one whole week about gardens, goat and chick care and how to start a small business.
“We are learning about self-sufficiency through raising our own food and incorporating indigenous foods to keep healthy.”
Our 10-Day Challenge begins on September 7th and is a race to see who can post the most while getting outside on self-led adventures. Post photos on social media with the hashtag #MNGreatRiverRace of any outdoor activities you do - each post earns a "Paddle Point" for your team! Prizes range from a trip to the Apostle Islands to a free Winnebago RV rental. Enjoy the fresh air, have some fun, and help us raise awareness for our mission.