Navajo Technical University currently assists in supporting three (3) prestigious scholarships that are only available to NTU undergraduates. Through many initiatives around campus, NTU has secured funding from various organizations to help offset the costs of attendance. Our goal is to increase recruitment, retention and graduation rates of our students through financial assistance.
Each of the programs has requested for specific eligibility requirements that support our Diné Philosophy of Education and the mission of their program.
In preparation for the application, the following information will help improve your competitive application and reduce complications with the selection process:
- You must have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have it submitted to our NTU Financial Aid Office.
- Your NTU Financial Aid Application, including all required documentation, must be completed.
- Your NTU Skyhawk email should be active. We will not send out any decisions to personal email accounts due to privacy regulations.
Other important information:
- All scholarships are awarded per semester and are not distributed in annual sums.
- If your eligibility or status changes at any time, your application or award maybe voided or cancelled.
- Not all qualified applicants will receive an award, due to limited funding.
Navajo Student Applicants:
The application requires you to submit your Navajo Nation Voter Registration (NNVR) because your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) does not confirmed your active chapter membership. Some scholarships would like to award certain chapters or regions of the Navajo Nation. Your CIB is not required, if it has been submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
- NN Voter Registrations can be submitted several different ways.
- Card (Looks like a business card.)
- Blue or Yellow Receipt
- A letter from the chapter
- A letter from NN Election Office
- You must be enrolled in your chapter for more than 6 months. Verification may be conducted through the Navajo Election Office and the Chapter.
- Do not submit your County Voter Registration Card that is different from the NNVR Card.
- Need a NNVR? The Crownpoint Election Office can provide a letter that confirms which Chapter you are currently enrolled in. Again, they cover the entire Navajo Nation. They are also located by the flea market, where the old police department use to be.
Your application and supporting documents can be submitted in any of the following ways:
STEAM Lab, SUB Room #146 (Main Campus)
Subject: NTU Scholarship Application
ATTN: STEAM Lab
Navajo Technical University
PO Box 849
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Spring 2018 - February 9th, 2018 by 5:00PM
Summer 2018 - June 1st, 2018 by 5:00PM
Feel free to contact Heather Yazzie-Kinlacheeny
STEM Scholarship Funded by NTEC
The Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Scholarship Funded by the Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) was established to assist students majoring in STEM programs at NTU. The purpose was to encourage students to seek research opportunities that will ultimately enhance their hands-on experiences and develop their confidence in entering into industry and other STEM areas.
Type: Financial Need Based
- A U.S. Citizen
- Maintain Good Academic Standing
- GPA of 2.00 or greater
- Full-time NTU Undergraduate
- Pursuit a degree in the following programs listed:
- Advanced Manufacturing Technology (BAS) [Former IT: Digital Manufacturing (BAS)*]
- Applied Computer Technology (Cert)
- Building Information Modeling (AAS) [Former Computer Aided Drafting (AAS)*]
- Chemical Engineering Technology (AAS)
- Computer Aided Drafting (Cert)
- Computer Science (Cert)
- Electrical Engineering (BS)
- Energy Systems (AAS)
- Environmental Science & Natural Resources (Cert, AAS, BS)
- Geographic Information Technology (Cert, AAS)
- Industrial Engineering (BS)
- Information Technology (BAS) [Former IT: Computer Science (BAS)*]
- Information Technology Assistant (Cert) [Former Information Technology (Cert)*]
- Information Technology New Media (BAS)
- Information Technology Technician (AAS) [Former Information Technology (AAS)*]
- Mathematics (Cert, AS)
- Pre-Engineering (Cert)
The following are award amounts for one semester and may be eligible for renewal:
- Certificate: FULL-TIME $500
- Associate: FULL-TIME $500
- Bachelors: FULL-TIME $500
- The STEM Scholarship can only be awarded once each academic year. For example, if you received it during the fall semester, you will not be eligible for spring semester funding.
Tom Davis Scholarship Program
The purpose of the Tom Davis Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to five (5) deserving Navajo Technical University students to support NTU's vision of educating Navajo individuals to become self-reliant, attain educational honor and use their inherent skills embedded in the cultural principles of Nitsáhákees, Nahátá, Íína and Siihasin.
Who is Mr. Tom Davis?
Since the inception of the Tribal College Movement in the 1960s, Mr. Tom Davis has had a heavy hand in American Indian higher education. In addition to serving as the Dean of Instruction and Provost at Navajo Technical University, Mr. Davis has served as the President of Lac Courtes Oreilles Ojibwa Community College in Wisconsin, Little Priest Tribal College in Nebraska, and Interim President of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota. Mr. Davis was also crucial in the founding of the College of Menominee Nations in Wisconsin and the revival of Tohono O'odham Community College in Arizona.
The impact of Mr. Davis extends far beyond the scopes of tribal colleges and universities, as he was also appointed the first Chairman of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium's (AIHEC) Technology Committee (now the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Committee,) where he helped develop the Prosperity Game designed to end the digital divide held in Palo Alto, California. He also was the first Chair of the Technology Committee for the World Indigenous Nation's Higher Education Consortium headquartered in New Zealand.
Mr. Davis holds a bachelor's degree in English, History, and Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Environmental Science and Policy.
Type: Merit Based Scholarship
- A member of the Navajo Nation
- An active Navajo Nation Voter Registration with your local Chapter
- Maintain Good Academic Standing
- GPA of 3.0 or greater
- Full-Time NTU Undergraduate
- All NTU Majors (certificate, associate and bachelors) are eligible.
The following are award amounts for one semester and are not eligible for renewal:
- Certificate: FULL-TIME $1,000
- Associate: FULL-TIME $1,000
- Bachelors: FULL-TIME $1,000
- The Tom Davis Scholarship Program selects five (5) recipients. One (1) student from each of the five (5) Navajo Agencies: Eastern – Crownpoint, Central – Chinle, Northern – Shiprock, Western – Tuba City, and Ft. Defiance.
- This is a one-time scholarship award.
NTU Scholarship Application:
After carefully reading the information above, you may download the application here: