Chief Manuelito ceremony honors high-achieving Navajo youth. See more Arizona Daily Sun stories here

| July 27, 2016

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun

High-achieving Navajo high school graduates were honored at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino and Resort Friday morning at the Chief Manuelito Scholars Ceremony.

The scholarship, which gives a qualifying student $7,000 annually for the four years of an undergraduate degree, is awarded to students based on ACT scores, GPA and completion of required coursework, which includes a Navajo language course and Navajo government course.

The scholarship is named after a 19th century Navajo Chief who fought against oppression from the United States’ military. Chief Manuelito was one of the signers of the treaty that established the Navajo reservation.

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