Professional golfer Notah Begay III established this scholarship fund in 1999 to benefit Native American athletes attending college. Awards are made to New Mexico high school graduating seniors demonstrating strong academic achievement and participation in any varsity level team sport.
One or two scholarships for up to $1,400 each will be awarded annually.
Applicants must be Native American scholar-athletes
Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0
Attend a community college, 4 year non-profit or public educational institute full time
Include in your personal statement how you plan to give back to your community after college
Additional required attachments:
Copy of your FAFSA, Student Aid Report or statement of financial aid
Proof of tribal enrollment or Certificate of Indian Blood (minimum 25%)
One reference from a current academic teacher or counselor
One reference from an athletic coach
2014 Recipients-- Nathan Jopek and Tara Soland