NTEC College Scholarships

Supporting Future Generations

About the NTEC Scholarships

Navajo Transitional Energy Company offers three college scholarship programs: The NTEC STEM Scholarship, Neighboring Chapters Scholarship, and the Tribal College STEM Scholarship. Each scholarship is merit-based and open to full-time status, enrolled Navajo students who are majoring in a STEM field or industry-related area of study.

Thank you to all the students that submitted applications for this year’s scholarship. We will be announcing NTEC STEM Scholars later this summer!

NTEC STEM Scholarship Requirements

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.

Master Mechanic Scholarship

Each year, five $1000 scholarships are awarded to qualifying students enrolled in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program at San Juan College.

Questions? Want to Apply?

Please contact Nathan Tohtsoni at nathan.tohtsoni@navenergy.com for more information.

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.