Chief Manuelito Scholarship

  • Scholarship Intent: The Chief Manuelito Scholarship was established in 1980 to provide scholarship to high achieving Navajo high school graduates.
  • Criteria:
    1) Must be enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with proof of 1/4 or more Navajo Indian Blood quantum on Certificate of Indian Blood.
    2) High School graduates must have a minimum ACT composite score and a minimum GPA see website for details and completion of required Navajo language and Navajo Government courses prior to high school graduation date.
    3) Must apply every year not a four year scholarship.
    4) Attending a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
    5) Undergraduates must have completed 24 semester credit hours.
    6) If you think you qualify for this scholarship, call or email your agency Financial Aid Counselor. For a list of agencies, go to:
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: HS Seniors; Undergrad: Any; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Entering and Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: FULL-TIME; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: 3.0-3.8; Undergrad GPA: 3.0; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship/Fin Aid
  • Contact Person title: ONNSFA Ft. Defiance Agency
  • Street Address: PO Box 1870 Window Rock, Arizona 86515
  • Phone Number: (928) 871-7444
  • Extension:
  • Email:
  • Number of Awards: varies
    Deadline for the Fall Academic Term-June 28.
    Deadline for the Winter/Spring Term-November 25.