Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Program

Mission Statement

“As servants of our people, we are dedicated to working in a spirit of Suminangwa-Naminangwa, providing quality service and preserving our culture, values, land and resources. We are committed to promoting opportunities for self-determination and self-sufficiency.”

Our Goals

  • 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 enable students to complete programs

Funding Sources

  • BIA Higher Education Grant – 638 Funding
  • Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF)

Awards and Scholarships

  • BIA Higher Education Grant/Hopi Education Award – Eligible Hopi students pursuing post-secondary and professional degrees.
  • Diane Humetewa Scholarship – Competitive merit-based scholarship related to the field of Social Justice. (Deadline date is July 1st) (*See note below)
  • Navajo Generating Station Scholarship – Competitive merit-based scholarship to recognize high academic achievement. (Deadline date is June 15th)
  • Hopi Academic Achievement Award – Merit Based award for eligible graduating high school seniors. (Deadline date is July 1st) (*See note below)
  • Education Enrichment Award – To be utilized to enhance future educational and career goals. (Deadline date – 30 days prior to date of activity)
  • Tuition and Books – for part-time students or those not eligible for any other program awards.
  • Standardized Testing Fee Award – Awarded when a fee is required for a school entrance exam or for a career certification exam.

* Note – Requires one (1) letter of recommendation from each of the following: College Advisor, Community Leader and personal reference.

For more detailed information and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) requirements on any of the above awards and scholarships please contact The Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program.

Eligibility and Documents

Requirements:

  • Must be a enrolled member of The Hopi Tribe
  • Posses a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Admitted to a regionally accredited college/university
  • Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) application and applied for all Federal, state and institutional aid
  • Meet the required Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for the award/scholarship you are applying.

Documents:

  • Completed Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program (HTGSP) application
  • Hopi Tribe verification of enrollment form
  • Official high school transcripts or official GED test scores sent from the school or institution in sealed envelope ( one time submittal only)
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary school(s) currently attending or have attended sent from the school in a sealed envelope
  • Letter of Admissions
  • Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) form
  • Area of study/degree checklist

Application Deadline Dates

  • Summer Semester                                   Apr. 1                         May 30
  • Fall Semester                                            July 1                         Aug. 30
  • Winter Semester                                      Oct. 1                          Nov. 1
  • Spring Semester                                      Dec. 1                          Jan. 15

All documents must be completed and received by 5:00 pm (MST) Close of Business on the respective FINAL semester deadline date for application to be considered for funding.

HTGSP Staff

Kathlene Sumatzkuku – Program Manager (928) 734-3531

Georgianna Sieweumptewa – Intake/MIS Coordinator (928) 734-3543

Cecilia Shortman – Higher Education Advisor (928) 734-3535

Paula Shupla – Program Operations Specialist (928) 734-3547

Front Desk – (928) 734-3542

Toll Free – 1-800-762-9630

Fax – (928) 734-9575