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The Virgil Masayesva Native American Environmental Education Scholarship Fund

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals


The Virgil Masayesva Native American Environmental Education Scholarship Fund was established to defray costs associated with attending Northern Arizona University.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Students must be a member of a federally-recognized tribe.


  • Students must be a full-time student attending the Flagstaff Mountain Campus.


  • Students must be majoring in environmental engineering, environmental sciences or environmental studies. Related fields such as chemistry, biology, and others are encouraged to apply, if the student is strongly committed to environmental protection.


  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher.


  • Students must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the NAU Financial Aid Office.


  • Students must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at the time of the award.


  • Students must have a strong interest in helping American Indian tribes address environmental protection of their resources and land.


How to Apply:

  • Letter of Recommendation from a Northern Arizona University faculty or staff member. MS Word Document [Download Template – MSWord]


  • Letter of Recommendation from someone who knows you and can discuss your interest in environmental protection. MS Word Document [Download Template – MSWord]


  • Copy of your Certificate of Indian Blood.


  • Copy of unofficial college transcripts.


  • Current resume.


  • Essay describing your interests in helping American Indian tribes address environmental protection of their resources and land. (Maximum of one page, single spaced.)


  • Submit completed application to Mansel Nelson at Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu.


  • Due September 30, 2015




Application & Award Process:
The student applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff from Northern Arizona University. The selected student will be notified regarding their award.

The scholarship will be added to the student’s financial aid package through the NAU Office of Student Financial Aid.

Student Obligation:
The recipient will write a thank you-letter that will be shared with the donors and the Masayesva family. The student selected will also provide a short biographical description and a picture to ITEP for the scholarship webpage.

Questions:

Contact Mansel A. Nelson at Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu or 928-523-1275 for any questions.

			

	
	
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