Native Students, Business Leaders Honored at RES New Mexico

7 Dec 2016

Awards and Recognition

Four Native students recently received scholarships from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center), and the nonprofit also awarded three Native-owned businesses with awards at its Reservation Economic Summit (RES) New Mexico, held at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, on the Pueblo of Pojoaque, near Santa Fe, November 14-17. 

The National Center awards four scholarships worth $5,000 each to Native American students – both undergraduate and graduate – and three business awards: The First American Corporate Leadership Award, First American Entrepreneurship Award, and the Jay Silverheels Achievement Award. The nonprofit honored the scholarship winners at a luncheon Wednesday, and business award winners at the Indian Progress in Business (INPRO) gala later that night. Winners of the Native American 40 under 40 were also be celebrated at the gala.

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