Gathering of Nations Scholarship Recipients
The Gathering of Nations Limited closed out the GON Scholarship fund, better know as the Gathering of Nations Scholarship Foundation at University of New Mexico.
The Foundation was established and held at the UNM Foundations office since 1991. A portion of the proceeds from the annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow were set aside for the foundation and awarding financial support to students attending the University of New Mexico. Over the past 27 years the GON Foundation has awarded nearly 250 scholarship awards, to over 100+ students.
In May 2017, the relationship between the University of New Mexico and the Gathering of Nations came to an abrupt end. However the Scholarship fund remained. It was a unanimous decision by the Gathering of Nations (Derek, Dr. Lita & Melonie Mathews) to close the foundation and in doing so to make one more round of scholarship awards.
The choice was the 2017 graduating High School Seniors from NACA, who would be entering the University of New Mexico Fall 2017. One other award was presented to a NACA administrator, beginning a graduate program at the University of New Mexico.
Each scholarship recipient received $3,627.33. The scholarship award is intended to assist with the purchase of text books and supplies.
The awardees are:
- Kaylynn Armijo-Sanchez
- Sierra Chavez
- Elizabeth Grey
- Kendall Lopez
- Clinton Marmon
- Jonathon Meza
- Brennan Ollivier
- Fiona Slinky
- Azella Humetewa
Photo with Dr. Lita, Derek & Melonie Mathews with the NACA Students awarded the GON Foundation Scholarship