Copyright Navajo Nation Scholarship is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for a Navajo student pursuing any undergraduate degree program! Read on for full requirements and deadlines for applying to receive this award.

Award Description

Any Navajo student pursuing their undergraduate college degree can apply to the Navajo Nation Scholarship and be offered a $500 academic award.’s mission is to make education accessible, and we hope to bring this historically underrepresented group of students access to a quality education with this scholarship.

General Scholarship Information

Scholarship Amount: $500

One Scholarship Awarded Annually

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

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Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field of study.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be a Navajo student enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above-mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by The application process is completely online. Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

Degree Information & Resources for Navajo Nation Students

Navajo Nation students are one of the student populations who have been historically underrepresented in college and higher education. Systemic issues like income inequality and limited access to resources have played a part in this, which is why finding the right information can help make it significantly easier for Navajo students starting their journey through college to overcome such obstacles.

Whatever school and degree path you choose to meet your career aspirations, earning your degree can be expensive. Students should take advantage of scholarships, grants, and loans whenever possible. There are many scholarships made specifically for Native American students as well, so it's important to do your research about the awards available to you. Another option is earning your degree online for increased flexibility and ease. Even supplementing your on-campus degree with online college credit courses can help reduce overall costs. For students needing additional instruction, such as math tutoring and chemistry tutoring, there are options available.