Souder, Miller & Associates Hosts Seventh Annual Native American STEM Scholarship Reception

August 19th, 2019

PHOTO: Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, First Lady Phefalia Nez, Scholarship recipients Raven Alcott, Taylor Lillian Busch, Kaley Yazzie, Second Lady Dottie Lizer, and Vice President Myron Lizer at the Native American STEM Scholarship Reception.

Souder, Miller and Associates (SMA) recently hosted its seventh annual Native American Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Reception at the company’s headquarters in Albuquerque, NM. This year, three students were selected as recipients for SMA’s STEM Scholarship. Each recipient received a $1,500 scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, books or on-campus housing/meals.

Navajo Nation President Nez and Vice President Lizer spoke at the reception to congratulate and encourage this year’s three scholarship recipients and their families. “We appreciate your hard work and determination, and we also thank the parents for supporting your children and guiding them to this point,” said President Nez. Council Delegates Daniel E. Henio and Eugenia Charles Newton were also in attendance at the event to support the students.

Since its inception, the program has contributed over $180,000 to 43 eligible undergraduate Native American students. This award may be used for tuition, fees, books and/or on/campus housing and meals.

The 2019 SMA STEM Scholarship recipients are:

                Kaley Yazzie – Arizona State University

                Taylor Lillian Busch – University of New Mexico

                Raven Alcott – University of New Mexico

For more information on the event, follow this link to read the Navajo Nation press release.