WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) has partnered with the University of Phoenix on a scholarship program to support higher education throughout the tribal HR community. 2022 is the first year the scholarship has been offered and it will include all tuition and electronic resource fees for a bachelor’s or master’s degree at the University of Phoenix for one awarded recipient valued at $50,000.
“We at NNAHRA are ecstatic to be working with the University of Phoenix as a premier partner and to be able to offer this tremendous opportunity to a NNAHRA member,” said Judy Wright, President of NNAHRA. “The ability to further one’s education, knowledge and further advance one’s career is extremely valuable and is a lasting resource to pull from during the lifetime of a career.”
The university is offering the full scholarship to one employee who works at a tribal entity, is a member of NNAHRA and is working in the HR field.
“While earning my master’s in management degree at the University of Phoenix, the tribal specialists were invaluable with immediate support and provided resources that helped me stay engaged and on track for graduation,” said Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens. “I am excited that this scholarship will offer the opportunity for other tribal students to pursue their educational goals.”
“The University of Phoenix is committed to helping tribal communities, enterprises, schools, and healthcare facilities up-skill and re-skill tribal members and non-tribal employees by providing tribal specific resources, support, and future talent planning,” said Patrick Horning, Tribal Strategic Alliance Executive, University of Phoenix. “This scholarship provides an opportunity for one more tribal employee to become more valuable to their HR Team and employer while continuing their personal and professional growth through education.”