Johnson Scholarship Foundation’s Gift Enables Native American Students

Posted: Tuesday, January 15th 2013 at 3:30 AM

As reported in NAU news on January 11, 2013 HERE

"After two years of successful collaboration, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation has committed to a significant investment increase in Northern Arizona University and its goal to educate Native American students and build economically viable tribal communities...

"'For many recipients of scholarships, achieving the dream of an NAU degree would be impossible if not for the generosity of donors,' said Craig Van Slyke, dean of The W.A. Franke College of Business. 'The funding provided by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation not only helps individual students, it enables them to help their communities.'

"The latest gift from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation will allow NAU to implement an educational program that reaches into Arizona’s high schools to nurture future business leaders. NAU’s Center for American Indian Economic Development is working to establish entrepreneurship clubs in three Arizona high schools to host monthly training sessions that will provide students with business skills and spark interest in the career field.

"For NAU students like Sariah Faith, support from donors like the Johnson Scholarship Foundation make the difference between building skills as a young entrepreneur and giving up on the dream of a degree. Faith earned her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems last month and plans to return to the Hualapai Reservation to start a business..."

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