Diné College receives $20,000 to establish scholarship fund

Diné College President Ferlin Clark (left) receives a check for $20,000 from Roxie June and Executive Vice President John Snider of Nova Corporation. The check will establish the Nova Corporation Scholarship Fund to benefit Diné College students attending campus sites throughout the Navajo Nation (Photo by Ed McCombs).

Diné College President Ferlin Clark (left) receives a check for $20,000 from Roxie June and Executive Vice President John Snider of Nova Corporation. The check will establish the Nova Corporation Scholarship Fund to benefit Diné College students attending campus sites throughout the Navajo Nation (Photo by Ed McCombs).

TSAILE-Diné College president Ferlin Clark recently received a check for $20,000 on behalf of the "Original" Higher Education Institution of the Navajo from Nova Corporation to establish the Nova Corporation Scholarship Fund.

"As you know our students are bright and eager to learn, however, they are sometimes discouraged by the costs associated with getting a higher education. It is encouraging to see our own Diné professionals giving back in such a positive way. Your philanthropy demonstrates the Hozhooji spirit that is evident in our Diné culture," said President Clark.

Clark continued, "Diné College will set up a restricted fund within the College's Office of Finance and Administration. Once established, the Nova Corporation Scholarship has the potential of benefiting 3,000 students at all eight of our campuses in Arizona and New Mexico for both the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters."

The check was presented to Clark by Roxie June, Diné College alumna and Nova Corporation employee and John Snider, Nova executive vice president from Green Castle, Penn.

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