Financial Need-Based Award - $2,500 per term

  • Need-based funding is provided to students, who demonstrate financial need according to the Financial Need Analysis (FNA) form submitted on their behalf by the school of attendance.
  • Students in this category are deemed to have insufficient personal or family resources to meet a college’s or university's cost of attendance (e.g. tuition, books and housing).

No Need-Based Award - $1,000 per term

  • No-need-based  funding is provided to students, who are deemed to have enough resources to meet the cost of attendance at a college or university of their choice.or university's cost of attendance (e.g.  tuition, books and housing).

Chief Manuelito Scholarship - $3,500 per term

  • Qualifications for the merit-based scholarship include a high grade point average and a commensurate ACT/SAT test score. (For details: ACT/GPA Graph)
  • Students also are required to complete courses in Navajo Language (1 unit or 1+ college credit) and Navajo Government (½ unit or 1+ college credit) prior to graduation.
  • Full-time undergraduate students may qualify for the Chief Manuelito Scholarship under the 24/3 rule by completing 24 credit hours of college-level courses with a 3.0 GPA.
  • 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 a Financial Aid Counselor at your agency office if you think you may qualify.

Part-Time Undergraduate Award - Varies

  • Funding is available for eligible part-time undergraduate students. Part-time application requirements and award amounts vary.


Graduate Award -$2,500 to $5,000 per term

  • Grant awards are provided to Navajo students seeking graduate-level degrees.
  • Graduate applicants shall pursue only one degree at the same level: a master’s degree, an education terminal degree, or a doctorate’s degree.
  • Full-time graduates or post-graduates must earn nine or more semester credit hours  with a term grade point average of 3.00 or higher.
  • Medical, veterinary, and law student applicants shall be a “full-time graduate applicant”  and earn no less than a 2.00 grade point average or “passing” grade at the end of each academic term.

Part-Time Graduate Award - Varies

  • Funding is available for eligible part-time graduate students. Part-time application requirements and award amounts vary.