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The Southwest Native-American Foundation (SWNAF), a nonprofit that offers scholarships to students of Native American tribes in the Southwest, awarded scholarships to seven Navajo students in its annual cycle.

The following women from the Navajo Tribe were awarded scholarships at a ceremony on the Northern Arizona University Campus on November 23: Shaundiin Vancruz (Chinle - Eastern Arizona College), Lauren Nells (Winslow - Grand Canyon University), Angilique Yazzie (Shonto - St. John's), Trevaia Folwer (Ganado - UNM), Dominique Yellowhair (Winslow - Dixie State College), Abigail Littlefield (Gallup - Institute of American Indian Arts) and Taylor Brown (Many Farms - ASU).

"Year after year we present these scholarships to amazingly talented young women and men of Native-American ancestry who have succeeded in high school and will succeed in years to come,” SWNAF Executive Director Brian Buckley said in a statement. “Their individual gifts and cultural heritage are needed on their chosen campuses and in our world. Our donors help remove financial barriers to allow these gifted students to soar even higher."

In 15 years, the nonprofit has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships. For more information, visit swnaf.org.

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