Navajo Nation, Arizona Off Reservation Scholarships


Balancing parenthood with your education and/or career can be overwhelming. The Quality First Navajo Nation, Arizona Off-Reservation Scholarship Program was designed for families who are permanent residents of the Navajo Nation but are temporarily living in other parts of the state while they pursue a post-secondary education.

These scholarships are awarded directly to the families and transfer with the child.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must enroll in a minimum of 1 course at an accredited college or university each session courses are offered.
  • Must be a permanent resident of the Navajo Nation (living off tribal lands to attend school)
  • Have a household income at or below 200% of the current year’s federal poverty level
  • Have a child between the ages of 0-5 not yet eligible for Kindergarten


Please download the Navajo Nation Off-Reservation Family Application or call Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) at 1-866-973-0012 to have the forms e-mailed to you.

After completing these forms fax or email them to Valley of the Sun United Way at (602) 240-6326 or Once VSUW receives and reviews your application you will be contacted with a decision.

If approved, you will need to select a Quality First participating provider with a star rating of 2 or higher. The Quality First center that you select will be notified and sent anaward letter with your approval packet.

Navajo Nation Family Application