Hualapai Nation

 

Natural Resources Scholarship

Natural Resources Scholarship

 

Natural Resources Scholarship

The Hualapai Tribe holds ownership of approximately one million acres of land including 108 miles of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon corridor which contain a myriad of natural resources including wildlife, fish, timber, water, etc. in very diverse habitats and ecosystems. The need for proper management and protection of these resources now and in the future is and will always be an upmost priority to the Tribe. In order to take a proactive approach, it is especially important to educate and train Hualapai Tribal members specifically in the field of natural resources management to responsibly manage and protect their homelands. It is our hope that this Scholarship* will be a positive start for the future of the Hualapai Tribe and the resources that are held so dear.

 

The Hualapai Tribe, through its Natural Resources Department, annually sells one trophy bull elk permit, with the proceeds of the sale to be used to establish a “College Scholarship Fund for Natural Resources Management” for the Hualapai Tribe.

 

The primary purpose of the scholarship fund is to enable and provide an opportunity to Hualapai Tribal members to attain a college education with the hopes they will come back to the reservation and manage their natural resources for future generations. The scholarship fund is used to send enrolled Hualapai Tribal members to a trade school to obtain a certificate, a two-year school for an Associates of Arts, Associates of Science, or Associates of General Studies Degree, or four-year University to study in a natural resource related field (example:  air, wind and atmosphere, animals, agriculture, coal, fossil fuels, rock and mineral resources, forestry, range and pasture, land , soils, water, oceans, lakes, groundwater, rivers, and solar power) and eventually attain a Bachelors of Science degree. This Scholarship will pay costs such as tuition, textbooks, lab fees, stipend, etc. This scholarship also includes room and board.

 

Students* wishing to apply for the Natural Resources Scholarship shall apply through the Hualapai Higher Education Department and meet all requirements stated in the Information and Policies on the Hualapai Tribal Higher Education Grant guidelines.  In addition to the guidelines, students must submit an essay stating:

 

  • Your interests and activities in Natural Resources such as air, wind and atmosphere, animals, agriculture, coal, fossil fuels, rock and mineral resources, forestry, range and pasture, land , soils, water, oceans, lakes, groundwater, rivers, or solar power.

  • What is Natural Resources Management and Conservation?

  • What area of Natural Resources Management and Conservation would you like to learn more about and why?

  • What area of Natural Resources Management and Conservation do you feel is most important to our future and why?

  • What kind of Natural Resources Management and Conservation is being done on your Reservation? What would you do to improve it?

    *Interested candidates for the Natural Resources Scholarship may view and download a copy of the application available through the Hualapai Education Department in the link below;

Hualapai Tribe Education: http://hualapai-nsn.gov/services/education/education-program/

 




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