The Navajo Nation established the Chief Manuelito Scholarship program in 1980 to recognize high achieving high school graduates. The scholarship honors Chief Manuelito, Hastiin Ch’ilhaajiin, (1818-1893) who encouraged the Navajo people to seek education and protect and preserve Navajo tradition and culture Students meeting the criteria for the Chief Manuelito Scholarship are awarded $7,000 per academic year to cover direct educational expenses associated with attending a post-secondary institution. Chief Manuelito Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and earn 12 or more semester credit hours, based on college-level graded courses, for each academic term.
High School Graduates – Eligibility
24/3 Rule for Undergraduates – Eligibility
NOTE: All policies concerning deadlines and document submission are strictly adhered to. Students must turn in transcripts after every term and re-apply to ONNSFA every academic year. The scholarship does not automatically renew.
The ONNSFA's Ft. Defiance office is temporarily relocated to the Navajo Nation Library. Students requiring assistance may call another agency office or email firstname.lastname@example.org