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Trump Administration Proposes Eliminating Tribal Scholarships For Third Year In A Row


February 14, 2020

The Bureau of Indian Education cut almost $40 million for the Higher Education Grant Program in next year’s budget proposal. According to the Department of Diné Education, $13.4 million of that went to 3,565 Navajo students in 2019. Tribal officials say the scholarships are vital and many students wouldn’t be able to attend college without them.

"These funds, the federal dollars that we receive, it’s for need-based students, which is the majority of our students … Even though we give $2,500 dollars per semester it makes a huge difference," says Rose Graham, director of the Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance.


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