CHIEF MANUELITO

The Chief Manuelito Scholarship was established in 1980 to provide scholarships to high achieving Navajo high school graduates. The scholarships are awarded based on ACT/SAT test scores and final high school grade point average (GPA). Students receive $7,000 annually to cover direct educational expenses associated with attending a post-secondary institution.

High School graduates must meet the following two (2) criteria for eligibility:

  1. High School graduates with a minimum ACT (SAT scores will be converted) composite score and a minimum GPA are compared:
    1. A high school graduate with a GPA below 3.0 GPA for an ACT score below 21 are ineligible.
    2. A high school graduate with 3.0  GPA must have 29+ ACT score
    3.      “          “           “           “    3.1 GPA must have 28+ ACT score
    4.      “          “           “           “    3.2 GPA must have 27+ ACT score
    5.      “          “           “           “    3.3 GPA must have 26+ ACT score
    6.      “          “           “           “    3.4 GPA must have 25+ ACT score
    7.      “          “           “           “    3.5 GPA must have 24+ ACT score
    8.      “          “           “           “    3.6 GPA must have 23+ ACT score
    9.      “          “           “           “    3.7 GPA must have 22+ ACT score
    10.      “          “           “           “    3.8 GPA must have 21+ ACT score
  2. Completion of required Navajo Language & Navajo Government courses prior to high school graduation date.
    1. Navajo Language course must equal 1+ unit high school credit or 1+ college credit
    2. Navajo Government course must equal 0.5 unit high school credit or 1+ college credit

Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria are eligible for the scholarship:

  1. Full-time student with:
    1. A minimum of 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent trimester or quarter credit hours) of college-level courses completed.
    2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
NOTE:
  • The Chief Manuelito Scholarship is based upon the GPA of college-level courses. Students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Certificate are ineligible.
  • The scholarship is not automatically renewed and students must re-apply each year for continued consideration.
  • Policies concerning deadlines and the submission of documents are strictly adhered to.
  • Contact your Financial Aid Counselor if you think you may qualify for the Chief Manuelito Scholarship.

Deadlines to submit applications and all required documents are:
June 25 – Fall/Academic Year
November 25 – Winter/Spring Term