Navajo Transitional Energy Company LLC offers three college scholarship programs: Navajo Nation STEM College Scholarship, Neighboring Chapters Scholarship, and the Tribal College STEM Scholarship. Each scholarship is merit-based and open to full-time status, Navajo Nation residents who are majoring in a STEM field or industry-related area of study.
NTEC College Scholarships
Supporting Future Generations
About the NTEC Scholarships
The selection of the NTEC College Scholarship recipient is based on the criteria listed below as well as scholastic performance. Students from across the Navajo Nation who meet the below minimum requirements are eligible for a $1,000 annual scholarship award.
- Sophomore, Junior or Senior in college
- Resides/registered with a Navajo Nation chapter
- Attends an accredited college/university/technical institution majoring in a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or industry-related field of study.
- A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale
- Full-time status undergraduate (minimum of 12 semester credit hours)
Tribal College STEM Scholarship Program
The Tribal College STEM Scholarship Program provides $15,000 each to Dine’ College, Navajo Technical University and the San Juan College School of Energy. The institutes select 30 students each at $500 per student for a total of $45,000.
Navajo Nation STEM College Scholarship Program
The Navajo Nation STEM College Scholarship Program is open to Navajo students across the Navajo Nation. NTEC selects 50 students at a total of $50,000.
Neighboring Chapters Scholarship Program
The Neighboring Chapters Scholarship Program provides four “neighboring” Navajo chapters immediately surrounding Navajo Mine with scholarship fund awards for its community students. Each chapter receives $5,000. Burnham, Nenahnezad, San Juan and Upper Fruitland chapters select 10 students per chapter at $500 per student for a total of $20,000.
The FIELDS Program
NTEC partnered with the Foundation for Indigenous Education, Leadership, and Sustainability (FIELDS) Program in 2020 to create the electro-mechanical technology educational program at Whitehorse High School in Montezuma Creek, Utah. FIELDS is a Native American-owned and managed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. FIELDS connects with Native American students with the aim of helping them identify career pathway opportunities in regional industries, in higher education, and with training programs to prepare tribal members to enter career pathways. The FIELDS electro-mechanical technology education program is designed to fit the needs of the oil and gas and mineral processing industries, but basic electromechanical skills are transferable to a wide variety of industrial and manufacturing applications. FIELDS has developed the core of the program’s hard skills and soft skills tracks for WHS seniors to address broad employment opportunities that will allow entry into oil and gas jobs, as well as electrical, HVAC, and plumbing apprenticeships, and light manufacturing and service jobs in the area.