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Chief Manuelito Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $7,000
Awards Available: 10

The Chief Manuelito Scholarship was established in 1980 to provide scholarships to high achieving Navajo high school graduates. The scholarships are awarded based on ACT/SAT test scores and final high school grade point average (GPA). Students receive $7,000 annually to cover direct educational expenses associated with attending a post-secondary institution.

High School graduates must meet the following two (2) criteria for eligibility:

A. High School graduates with a minimum ACT (SAT scores will be converted) composite score and a minimum GPA are compared:

1. A high school graduate with below 3.0 GPA in not eligible or a ACT score below 21

2. A high school graduate with 3.0 GPA must have 29+ ACT score

3. A high school graduate 3.1 GPA must have 28+ ACT score

4. A high school graduate 3.2 GPA must have 27+ ACT score

5. A high school graduate 3.3 GPA must have 26+ ACT score

6. A high school graduate 3.4 GPA must have 25+ ACT score

7. A high school graduate 3.5 GPA must have 24+ ACT score

8. A high school graduate 3.6 GPA must have 23+ ACT score

9. A high school graduate 3.7 GPA must have 22+ ACT score

10. A high school graduate 3.8 GPA must have 21+ ACT score

B. Completion of required Navajo Language & Navajo Government courses prior to high school graduation date.

1. Navajo Language course must equal 1+ unit high school credit or 1+ college credit

2. Navajo Government course must equal 0.5 unit high school credit or 1+ college credit

Undergraduate students must meet the following criteria:

A. Full-Time student with:

1. Completed 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent trimester or quarter credit hours)

2. Cumulative GPA 3.0 or better


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