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New scholarship program offered to Navajo students studying health sciences

New scholarship program offered to Navajo students studying health sciences

Thursday, January 3, 2019

President Russell Begaye on Thursday signed an agreement with Fort Lewis College (FLC) to offer scholarships to Navajo students pursuing careers in health or exercise science.

During a ceremony on the college campus Thursday morning, President Begaye and FLC President Tom Stritikus signed an agreement that provides $2,500 per student, per term. The agreement also establishes a partnership between FLC and the Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance (ONNSFA), which will distribute and monitor the funds.

Because FLC already waives tuition for Native American students, the scholarship dollars will help cover living expenses, textbooks and other student fees.

“The cost of housing near college campuses is one of the biggest obstacles for Navajo students to seek a higher education,” President Begaye said. “This scholarship will help ease the financial burden so students can focus on their schoolwork and pursue careers in one of the fastest-growing industries.”

Read more of the Navajo Nation's press release.

Learn more about Health Sciences at Fort Lewis College.

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