The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Inc. announce that applications are being accepted for the 2020 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 2019 we were able to award scholarships to ten very deserving third and fourth-year college students.
Ten scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each were awarded.
The following are the recipients of this year’s scholarships:
- Dominique Yellowhair is attending Dixie State University, majoring in Biology
- Autumn Martin is attending University of New Mexico, majoring in Nursing
- Shondin Marie Lewis is attending University of New Mexico, majoring in Business Admin/Psychology
- Presleigh Smiley is attending University of New Mexico, majoring in Psychology
- Keyauni Tracey is attending University of Arizona, majoring in Public Health
- Kaitlyn Brea Lopez is attending Northern Arizona University, majoring in Nursing
- Madison Hansen is attending University of Utah, majoring in Biology
- Jerry L. Yazzie Sr. is attending Dine College, majoring in Psychology
- Cory Leah Morgan is attending Dine College, majoring in Psychology
- Thea Benally is attending University of New Mexico, majoring in Exercise Science
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 Application Information from this page in RTF format.
Deadline: June 18, 2020
Applications must be mailed to and postmarked by June 18, 2020 to the address shown on the application form.
- Be an enrolled member of the Navajo, Hopi, Acoma, Laguna or Zuni Nation;
- Attending a two or four-year college/university in the four corners region (AZ, NM, CO, UT);
- Have a declared major or special degree program;
- Entering your junior or senior year in fall 2020 or winter 2021;
- 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 2020;
- 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, or Zuni Nation.
- Financial Needs Analysis
Questions? – send us an e-mail