The scholarship fund was established in 1985 to assist Native American students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree. The primary focus of the program is to provide financial assistance to those students who can demonstrate a commitment to Native American people and opportunities for American Indians to better their lives through academic achievement and community involvement. More than twenty-five Native American students have benefited from this program and have gone on to careers in engineering, law, education, allied heath and medicine. These students have served their communities as volunteers in churches and community organizations and as mentors and role models to younger students within their respective communities. We believe such efforts benefits communities as a whole across our state.