The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Inc. announce that applications are being accepted for the 2022 annual scholarship for Native American students in the four corners area. The funds for our scholarships are raised through memberships, activities at Hubbell TPNHS including the Auctions, and other off-site events. The scholarships are established in honor of three weavers (Evelyn Curley, Mary Lee Begay, and Helen Kirk) who spent many years demonstrating their art to people in the Visitor Center. To date, $200,000 in scholarships have been awarded, with nearly $125,000 in the last five years.
We are very happy that during 2021 we were able to award scholarships to six very deserving third and fourth-year college students.
One scholarship in the amount of $3,000 was awarded; five scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each were awarded.
The following are the recipients of this year’s scholarships:
- Matthew Goodenough is attending New Mexico State University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering
- Christian S. Miller is attending University of New Mexico, majoring in Architecture
- Lauren Smith is attending University of New Mexico, majoring in Medical Laboratory Science
- Alexis L. Long is attending Northern Arizona University, majoring in Exercise Science
- Thea Benally is attending University of New Mexico, majoring in Exercise Science
- Cherille Williams is attending University of New Mexico, majoring in Art Studio
We wish all of our scholarship recipients the best of luck in their studies and future careers, and we hope to hear from them as their education and careers progress.
Highlights of each of our scholarship recipients can be found in our FOH newsletter published four times a year.
How to apply for a Friends of Hubbell Scholarship
Click to Download the Application Document (Adobe pdf)
Deadline: June 17, 2023
Applications must be mailed to and postmarked by June 17, 2023 to the address shown on the application form.
- Be an enrolled member of the Navajo, Hopi, Acoma, Laguna, Zuni, or Southern Ute Nation;
- Currently attending four-year college/university or graduate program;
- Entering your junior or senior year or graduate program in the fall semester 2023 or winter semester 2024;
- A declared major field of study or enrollment in a special degree or graduate program;
- Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better.
Your letter of application should include (Important that all items are included in application):
- Certification of enrollment from your educational institution that indicates your status in school as of the end spring semester 2023;
- Official transcript showing GPA;
- Copy of your tribal enrollment certificate;
- A one page essay describing your educational goals, your career goals, and how they relate to the Navajo, Hopi, Acoma, Laguna, Zuni, or Southern Ute Nation.
- Printout from your financial aid office indicating a calculation of your attendance/ other financial aid wards
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