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NativeVision® awards two scholarships to Native youth entering their first year of college in the Fall of each year. Scholarship applications are due May 4, 2015.


Zoey Hooper (Navajo)
Zoey, a member of the Navajo Nation, attended Kirtland Central High School, and has an interest in pursuing her education in Public Health and sports medicine at New Mexico Highlands University.  She has a 5 year history participating in varsity soccer and track; 3 years with  the JROTC Raider Team, and 2 years in JV softball.  Zoey’s community and school activities include raising awareness of tobacco usage, the Blue Stars Mothers, working with Indigenous soccer fundraisers and community trash pick-ups.  She has distinguished herself by being on her school’s honor roll, and receiving a female athlete scholar award.  Zoey is passionate about a future working with the Navajo Nation government in a health-related field, by educating youth and elders alike in healthy lifestyles and well-being.  Specifically, she aims to be of service to troubled teens on issues such as domestic abuse, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy.  We are honored to support her in her goals of working with her community to create a better future.

Tyson Scott (Choctaw Nation) 
Tyson is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.  He comes from a family of first-generation college graduates who have inspired him to pursue a career in teaching and coaching.  He has been accepted at Texas Tech University, where he will pursue a degree in history and education. Tyson’s impressive history of school activities, community services, and athletics include (but are not limited to): the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chapter president, a member of the Future Educators Association, being a Vacation Bible School Teacher, assisting with the Santa Fe Native American Indian Fair, and participating in a number of varsity sports like football, basketball, cross country, and track.  We are honored to support him in his goals to return to his community as a teacher, coach, and example for young people.

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

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