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Full Tuition Native American Basketball Invitational Scholarship Offered at University of Phoenix


August 10, 2022

The Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce presents National Indian Gaming Chairman Ernie Stevens with an autographed glove signed by Muhammad Ali. The University of Phoenix's new scholarship is named for Stevens. (Photo/Darren Thompson)

The University of Phoenix has announced a scholarship for Native students, in collaboration with the Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI).

The NABI Foundation Ernest L. Stevens, Jr. – University of Phoenix Scholarship offers full-tuition coverage to any Native student that participated in NABI between the years 2003 and 2022. The scholarship is named after NABI's current chairman Ernie Stevens Jr., who has been actively involved with NABI since 2003 when it was created. He is also a University of Phoenix alumni.

"While earning my master's in management degree at the University of Phoenix, the Tribal Specialists were invaluable with support and provided resources that helped me stay engaged and on track for graduation," Stevens said in a statement. "I am honored that the scholarship will offer the opportunity for other tribal students to pursue their educational goals."


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