FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona Native American Foundation (TNANAF) awarded a scholarship for college to Dellynn Wilson of Kayenta in a ceremony held Dec. 10.
TNANAF Executive Director Brian Buckley and board members Genevieve Bennally and Constance Benally presented Wilson with a $1,000 scholarship. Wilson was selected based on her strong application to TNANAF.
A Monument Valley High School graduate, Wilson will pursue her degree in education through Diné College and Northland Pioneer College. At the ceremony, Wilson was accompanied by her parents, Linda Wilson and Lawrence Begay, her husband Jeremy Williams, and her son Jaython.
Bonnie Vines, the mathematics department chairperson at Monument Valley High School, said of Wilson, "When I had her as an algebra student I soon noticed that she caught on to new concepts quickly. She enjoyed working with other students to solve especially challenging problems."
Wilson is considering becoming a mathematics teacher.
Founded in 2005, this is the fourth 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, visit www.tnanaf.org.