Northern Arizona Native American Foundation awards scholarships

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From left to right: TNANAF Board Member Genevieve Bennally, Courtney Etsitty, Violeta Caballero, Samantha Leffler and Brian Buckley.

<i>Courtesy photo</i><br> From left to right: TNANAF Board Member Genevieve Bennally, Courtney Etsitty, Violeta Caballero, Samantha Leffler and Brian Buckley.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - On Saturday, Dec. 6 in Wheeler Park, The Northern Arizona Native-American Foundation (TNANAF) awarded three scholarships for college to recent high school graduates. Executive Director Brian Buckley and Board Member Genevieve Bennally presented Violeta Caballero, Courtney Etsitty, and Samantha Leffler each with $1,000 scholarships. The three had been selected based on their applications to TNANAF.

Violeta Caballero, a Flagstaff High School graduate, will pursue her degree in Education and Social Work at Northern Arizona University; Samantha Leffler, a former Coconino High School student and Paradise Valley High School graduate will pursue her degree in Art at Northern Arizona University; and Courtney Etsitty, a Flagstaff High School graduate will pursue her degree in Mathematics at Arizona State University.

Founded in 2005, this is the third year TNANAF has granted scholarships to Native-American high school students from tribes in the northern Arizona region. For more information about donating to TNANAF and applying for scholarships, please visit www.tnanaf.org.

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