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Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarships Program

As Servants of our people, we are dedicated to working in a spirit of Sumenangwa-Naminangwa, providing quality service and preserving our culture, values, land, and resources. We are committed to promoting opportunities for self determination and self sufficiency.
  • To provide quality services to the Hopi People by enhancing a full range of educational opportunities.
  • Maintain efforts to increase the number of employable degreed Hopi professionals.
  • Maintain retention services which will enable students to complete programs.
Awards & Scholarships:
  • BIA Higher Education Grants
    This grant is awarded to eligible students pursuing an associate of arts, baccalaureate, graduate, or post graduate degree on the basis of financial need as recommended by the college/universityís financial aid officer. Entering freshmen must have a 2.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for high school course work or a minimum composite of 50% on the GED Exam. Continuing students must have 2.5 CGPA for all college work. Students may be awarded up to a maximum of $2,500 per semester. This grant is awarded as a secondary source of financial aid to eligible students.
  • Hopi Education Award (formerly Hopi Supplemental Award)
    This award is for eligible students pursuing an AA, BA, BS, Doctoral or Professional Degree from an accredited college or university. This award is based on the FNA as recommended by the institutionís recommendation, and is available for unmet need up. Students may be awarded up to a maximum of $2500 per semester. Part time students are awarded Tuition and Books only. Entering freshmen must have a 2.5 CGPA for high school course work or a minimum composite of 50% on the GED Exam. Continuing students must have 2.5 CGPA for all college work.
  • Educational Enrichment Award
    This award is provided to eligible students in fifth grade through Post-Secondary to participate in special activities that offer unique opportunities. Awards shall be used to develop leadership, personal skills, or to acquire educational or pre-occupational experiences. Awards are to be utilized in the participation of the activity only, and are not meant to assume all costs. Maximum award is 75% of the total budget up to $500.00 max per student per academic year. Applications are accepted year round however a completed application must be submitted thirty (30) days prior to the date of activity to allow for processing.
  • Private High School Award
    The private High School Scholarship is awarded to encourage Hopi students to achieve and maintain a high level of academic excellence for students who desire to achieve this level of excellence through an accredited Private High School. The Hopi Tribe has made available ten (10) Private High School Scholarships. Maximum award is up to $4,000 per academic year. Student must meet the following. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): Entering Freshmen must have an eight grade CGPA of 3.50 and continuing students must have a CGPA of 3.25. (Deadline date is July 1 for the academic year)
  • Tribal Priority Scholarship
    This highly competitive scholarship is awarded to encourage Hopi college students to obtain baccalaureate and graduate degree in subject areas of priority interest to the Hopi Tribe, and to encourage those graduates to apply their degrees to Hopi Tribal Goals and Objectives. This scholarship is awarded to a maximum of five (5) Tribal Priority Awards may be granted per year. This is open to junior & senior undergraduates, graduates, post graduates, and professional students in the area of priority interest to the Hopi Tribe. This scholarship includes: Tuition/fees, books/supplies, transportation, miscellaneous, room & board, and a monthly stipend of $1500 per month to those students awarded the Tribal Priority Scholarship. Students must have a 3.5 CGPA of all college course work taken. (Deadline will depend on when the HTGSP Board will begin accepting applications)
  • Standardized Test Fee
    This fee is available to eligible Hopi students who are required to take an entrance exam for school or a career certification test. Examples of tests covered by this include, but are not limited to: Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Arizona Teachers Proficiency Exam (ATPE), Bar Exam, General Equivalency Diploma GED), etc. Applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the test date. Applications are accepted year round.
Criteria necessary for the student to be eligible for funding:
  1. Must be an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have earned a GED certificate.
  3. Be admitted to a regionally accredited college/university.
  4. Must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have applied for all federal, state, and institutional aid before being considered for HTGSP funding.
  5. Meet the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) requirements for the particular aid you are applying for.
Completed Application includes the following:
The Financial Aid Application consists of three pages:
  1. The Application - please fill out completely and return signed to the HTGSP.
  2. The Financial Need Analysis - please click on the "Access FNA Form" link, and submit it to the financial aid office of the school you will attend.
Other documentation needed to complete this application is as follows:
  1. Official high school transcripts or original GED scores.
  2. Official transcripts from all post secondary schools you have attended and/or are currently attending.
  3. Program of Study (POS) or Letter of Acceptance (LOA)
These documents must be mailed from the institution directly to the HTGSP. All documents must be received by the HTGSP before your application will be considered complete. Files will not be reviewed unless they are complete.

**Other financial assistance is available that does not require a Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) please contact the HTGSP office for more information.
Are you a student or a Tribal Representative completing the FNA for a student?

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Application Deadlines
Academic Term Deadline
Fall/Winter Semester July 1
Spring Semester December 1
Summer Session April 1

Program Administrator, Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program
Phone number: 928-734-3533
Fax number: 928-734-9575

Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Staff:
Kathlene Uqualla, Program Administrator
(928) 734-3531 - kuqualla@hopi.nsn.us

Vacant, Higher Education Advisor
(928) 734-3535

Theresa Lomakema, Administrative Secretary
(928) 734-3533 - tlomakema@hopi.nsn.us

Hopi Indian Nation
PO Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

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