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NativeVision® awards scholarships annually to two Native youth who will be entering their first year of college.

Scholarship applications will be available in February 2017.


2016 Recipients

Jonathan Barbee (Cherokee)


Jonathan is a member of the Cherokee Nation and lives in Claremore, OK. The NativeVision scholarship will support him in attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University to study Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement.  A varsity football and basketball player, Jonathan competed in state quarter finals in 2014 and state championship in 2015.  He is also fluent in Spanish. Jonathan is proud to be a part of the Cherokee Nation, which recently entered into a compact with the state of Oklahoma for hunting and fishing licenses for tribal members, and looks forward to serving the Cherokee Nation through wildlife conservation and education programs. He is the first in his family to attend college, and NativeVision is honored to support his efforts.

Meeya Yazzie (Navajo)


Meeya Yazzie is Navajo from Farmington, NM and will be attending Brigham Young University to study Civil and Environmental Engineering. When the Gold King Mine wastewater spill occurred, she was inspired to help her community.  The spill affected several waterways including the Animas River, which serves as a supplemental water resource for Navajo farmers.  She would like to advocate for the environmental protection of her homeland and community.  In high school, she has participated  in a lengthy list of athletics – including being the Team Captain of the Girl’s Basketball team for four years.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and has held several positions in student council, and has done extensive volunteer work tutoring, teaching the Navajo language, and helping at the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter.  Meeya also completed an internship at an engineering firm in Farmington, assisting the vice president and meeting with Navajo Nation council delegates crafting legislation to fund irrigation projects around Shiprock.  NativeVision is proud to support a young Navajo woman entering a field dominated by males.

2015 Recipients
Jacob Ty Belin (Navajo)
Shanell Natalie Yenchik (Navajo)

2014 Recipients
Zoey Hooper (Navajo)
Tyson Scott (Choctaw Nation) 

2013 Recipients
Christianna Wilson - Navajo
Ashley Holiday - Navajo

2012 Recipients
Briana Dohi
Jhett Williams

2011 Recipients
Alannah M. Yazzie - Navajo
Jennifer Begay - Navajo

2010 Recipients
Shelby Bobelu
Sara Chase

2009 Recipients
Katherine Atkins - Cherokee
Michael Tate - White Mountain Apache
Noel Hinton - White Mountain Apache

2008 Recipients
Aaron Celario - Navajo
Dion Francis III - Caddo Nation of Oklahoma
Krishana Coriz - Santo Domingo

2007 Recipients
Albert Her Many Horses - Sioux
Ethan Amos - White Mountain Apache

2006 Recipients
Billy Wayne Rankin - Western Cherokee
Chase Andrew Velasquez - White Mountain Apache

2005 Recipients
Micheon Gorman - Navajo
Tara Hueston-Navajo Erik Yazzie - Navajo

2004 Recipients
Jessica Marie Curtis - Cherokee
Marcus Brian Dunn-Skaroreh Katenuaka Nation-Tuscarora
Joannie Suina, Cochiti Pueblo

2003 Recipients
Jason Langager - Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Dislorei Small - Rodriguez, Northern Cheyenne Tribe

2002 Recipients
Alvin Garcia - Santo Domingo Pueblo
Karla Martin - Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Frances Ruiz - White Mountain Apache Tribe

2001 Recipients
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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glen mills, pa 19342


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