NativeVision™ awards two scholarships to Native youth entering their first year of college in the Fall of each year. Scholarship applications are due in the first week of May of each year.
Briana Dohi (Navajo)
Briana comes from a small Native American community on the western edge of the Navajo reservation overlooking the Grand Canyon. She has a passion for health that is both academic and personal, and will be pursuing a nursing degree. Briana ultimately wants to improve the health of her community, which has experienced high rates of radiation exposure from nearby abandoned uranium mines. She attended Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City with exceptional academic success, holding a place in the National Honor Society 2010 -2012. She’s been an active member of the community participating in trash pickup and assisting community elders. She plans on attending Coconino Community College in the fall as her first step in getting a degree in nursing.
Jhett Williams (Cheyenne River Sioux)
Jhett is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe from Eagle Butte, South Dakota. For his entire high school career, he has been a rising star in the rodeo world – qualifying for state and national finals, roping championships, and winning a host of awards and honors along the way. Jhett was also very involved with basketball and football through high school, and was Junior Class Vice President. He aims to get degrees in welding and land surveying, skills he plans to bring back to his community and generations-old family horse ranch. He also plans to start a business and help his community’s young cowboys develop their skills to keep horses a vital part of future generations. Jhett will be attending Odessa College in Texas in the fall.
We are very proud of Briana and Jhett and look forward to reporting back to our Native Vision family on their success!
Alannah M. Yazzie, Navajo
Jennifer Begay, Navajo
Aaron Celario, Navajo
Dion Francis III, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma
Krishana Coriz, Santo Domingo
Albert Her Many Horses-Sioux
Ethan Amos-White Mountain Apache
Billy Wayne Rankin-Western Cherokee
Chase Andrew Velasquez-White Mountain Apache
Tara Hueston-Navajo Erik Yazzie-Navajo
Jessica Marie Curtis-Cherokee
Marcus Brian Dunn-Skaroreh Katenuaka Nation-Tuscarora
Joannie Suina, Cochiti Pueblo
Jason Langager, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Dislorei Small-Rodriguez, Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Alvin Garcia, Santo Domingo Pueblo
Karla Martin, Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Frances Ruiz, White Mountain Apache Tribe
Leland Begay, White Mountain Apache Tribe
Kimberly Begolin, White Mountain Apache Tribe
Photos on the NativeVision website courtesy of Ed Cunicelli.
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