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Southwest Native-American Foundation Sarah Chatter

Coconino High School Senior Sarah Chatter receives her second scholarship from the Southwest Native-American Foundation at the Northern Arizona Native-American Cultural Center. Pictured left to right: Ashley Holiday (Board Member), Katherine Hunter (Board Member), Associate Director Genevieve Bennally, Sarah Chatter and Executive Director Brian Buckley.

Applications for the Southwest Native-American Foundation’s scholarships are due by May 1 to the foundation’s headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

The foundation, a donor-funded nonprofit, offers scholarship to outstanding Native American high school and college students in the Southwest. Previously, it has awarded scholarship funds to future students of Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Grand Canyon University and Coconino College, among others.

Last year, the foundation awarded $15,000 in scholarships to students seeking a diverse range of post-secondary options.

“If your application makes the case that you are talented and serious about continuing your education in any form, we are serious in trying to lend a hand,” Brian Buckley, executive director of the foundation, said. "We are trying to match dreamers with resources. It is that simple. It is that extraordinary."

Sarah Chatter, a senior at Coconino High School, has received two scholarships from this organization.

Applications are due May 1 and are available to print at www.swnaf.org. Applicants must include a copy of their transcript, a letter of recommendation from a teacher and their college acceptance letter.

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