On August 11th, 2017, the Albuquerque office hosted a reception for the 2017 SMA Native American STEM Scholarship Recipients.
Seven students have been awarded the 2017 SMA Native American STEM Scholarship. Three current scholarship recipients (Kristin Kie, Brynal Benally, and Jeraldine Henio) attended with their families. Each recipient was given an opportunity to introduce themselves and to share where they will be studying this year, and what the scholarship means to them. The recipients were presented with a gift pack of items that included goodies suitable for school and dorm life. Many of our scholarship recipients from the previous years also attended the celebration.
SMA supports lasting positive goals in tribal communities by bridging our commitment to providing successful projects with an active investment into tribal capacity development. SMA contributes to capacity development through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships to Native American undergraduate students, through mentoring and through hiring practices.
The SMA STEM Scholarship program has now contributed $113,500 to 24 undergraduate students. Our team of professionals also donate time and resources to important student functions including sponsoring the New Mexico RES Conference Student Day, mentoring at the Santa Fe Indian School, mentoring students through their efforts to pursue STEM careers and even hosting several college interns each semester in the office.
Souder, Miller & Associates is offers a $1,500 scholarship opportunity to Native American students pursuing a four-year degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books or on-campus housing/meals. Automatic approval for up to a maximum of four academic years is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.
Eligible scholarship applicants must be:
- Enrolled member of a Pueblo or Tribe and a high school graduate by June 2017 who has been accepted by an accredited U.S. college or university, or
- Enrolled member of a Pueblo or Tribe and a college STEM student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
Any questions regarding the program should be forwarded to the scholarship committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org