NTC announces Tom Davis scholarship

Feb 25th, 2013 | By | Category: 24-3: The Science of Place, Tribal College News
By Daniel Vandever

In attempt to support the college’s vision of educating Navajo individuals to become self-reliant, attain education honor, and use their inherent skills embedded in the cultural principles of Nitsáhákees, Náhat’á, ‘Iiná, and Siih hasin, Navajo Technical College (NTC, Crownpoint, AZ) has announced the first annual Tom Davis Scholarship.

The scholarship will be available to five NTC students–one from each of the five agencies of the Navajo Nation– and will total $1,000 per student.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be full-time NTC students, hold cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or greater, and be members of the Navajo Nation. The application deadline for the Tom Davis scholarship is March 4, 2013; all mailed applications must be received before the deadline. Faxed and late applications will not be considered.

Tom Davis is the current provost of NTC after serving as the college’s dean of instruction since 2006. Although heavily involved with NTC, Davis has also been active in American Indian higher education throughout the country. Davis has served as the president of Lac Courtes Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC, Hayward, WI) and Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC, Winnebago, NB), as well as interim president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC, Cloquet, MN).

Davis was also crucial in the founding of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN, Keshena, WI) and the revival of Tohono O’odham Community College (TOOCC, Sells, AZ) .

For more information on the Tom Davis Scholarship or to obtain an application, contact Heather Yazzie- Kinlacheeny at (505) 786-4125, or email her at hkinlacheeny@navajotech.edu.

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