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NOVA Awards Scholarships for NAU Students

NOVA Corporation, a leading information technology company with offices in Window Rock, Ariz., Albuquerque, N.M., Chambersburg, Pa. and owned by the Navajo Nation, announces that  students from Flagstaff, Ariz. were awarded a NOVA Scholarship  to help with  higher education. The scholarship recipients include Chantz Atcitty, Amerlia Fuller, and Clinton Harris from Northern Arizona University and Anthony Davis, Jr. from Arizona State University.  NOVA Corporation awarded a total of $43,000 in scholarships to Navajo students which will be applied to the fall semester of 2011.

“NOVA is honored to award four Flagstaff students a scholarship to help with their educations at Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University,” said John Snider, president and chief executive officer of NOVA Corporation.  “The goal of our scholarship endowment fund is to help more Navajo students acquire a college education.  As the cost of higher education continues to rise, it becomes harder for them to pursue a degree in the fields of computer science, information technology, and engineering.”

NOVA Corporation received nearly a hundred scholarship applications for the NOVA Scholarship endowment.  To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must have been an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and able to provide a Certificate of Indian Blood; had a minimum grade point average of 2.0; and be pursuing a college degree in engineering, information technology, business, communications, or computer science.  The scholarship was also available to high school students and adults wanting to pursue a higher education.  For the 2012 NOVA Scholarship endowment for Navajo college students, NOVA Corporation will begin receiving applications on January 1, 2012.  For more information, application and essay topics, please visit www.nova-dine.com.


About NOVA Corporation

Founded in 2004, NOVA Corporation is the first tribal owned 8(a) company of the Navajo Nation and is affiliated with the Diné Development Corporation (DDC).  NOVA Corporation delivers high quality and reliable information technology services to customers, while improving the quality of life on the Navajo Nation.  It specializes in ITIL Business Process Improvement, SharePoint knowledge and collaboration environments, and network enterprise services.  NOVA Corporation’s customers include state and federal government offices, the Department of Defense, and commercial companies.  The company has offices on the Navajo Nation reservation in Window Rock, AZ, and in Albuquerque, NM, and Chambersburg, PA.  NOVA Corporation’s web site is www.nova-dine.com.


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