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Sonya Norton Sonya Norton from Leupp, AZ, on the Navajo Reservation, is the recipient of this year’s Amy Nuremberg and Owen O’Fallon $2,500 scholarship. Sonya is a non-traditional student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Biological Sciences from Arizona State University, Polytechnical Campus in Mesa, AZ.

Sonya, now in her junior year, returned to college to pursue her degree after working 14 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. During her years working as a Pharmacy Technician, Sonya was very active as a parent volunteer in the Mesa School District and held leadership roles with the Mesa Public School’s Native American Education Program.

She is using her scholarship money to assist in completing her degree at ASU. “I am determined to apply to the Pharmacy School with the intent to come back and practice as a pharmacist in Indian Country upon completion of my Bachelor of Science degree,” Sonya stated. Sonya is well on her way after earning a 4.0 GPA and Dean’s List Honors for the Spring 2023 semester.
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