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Seventh Annual Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship For Navajo Women Announced

on August 8, 2017 - 8:07am
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JHMS News:
 
The Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship Committee and White Rock Presbyterian Church are pleased to announce the recipients of the 7th annual scholarship, given since 2011 to Navajo women who desire to serve their people and need help funding a challenging academic course of study.
 
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$2,500 Scholarship: Jamy Malone – Jamy is currently a student at The University of New Mexico, Gallup Branch, pursuing a degree an AA degree in Business Administration, with the goal of obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management from UNM, Albuquerque.
 
She hopes to return to the Navajo Nation after graduation and serve her people in a business capacity. She is the first of her five siblings to go to college and is determined to continue being an inspiring role model for her three children. Jamy has been able to maintain a 4.16 GPA so far in her college career, and hopes that her accomplishments will empower her children to see that they too, can overcome life’s obstacles and position themselves change the world through education and service.
 
$1,000 Scholarship: Elisha Sneddy –Elisha is a senior studying nursing at The University of New Mexico. Her goals are to obtain and Masters of Public Health and serve the Navajo people as a nurse at an Indian Health Service facility on the Navajo Nation.
 
She aspires to be a mentor to Navajo youth and promote Diné (Navajo) values in the field of health care. She has earned money for her education by working throughout her college career and credits her Navajo culture and her mother for motivating her to continue with her studies.
 
Both young women embody the spirit of perseverance and community service held by Julie Meadows, a young mother and LANL employee who died of a brain tumor in 2009. Shortly before she was diagnosed, Julie engaged in a mission experience with White Rock Presbyterian Church on the Navajo Reservation which profoundly touched her.
 
She returned from the mission trip determined to support Navajo women in their educational pursuits, as a way of positively impacting life on the reservation. Her family,
her church (White Rock Presbyterian Church), her sorority (Alpha Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi) and the greater Los Alamos community come together each year to raise funds for the scholarship.
 
Scholarships are based on academic merit, dedication to serving the Navajo people, and financial need. The Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship awards funds each year to one or two Navajo deserving Navajo women.
 
The Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship Committee wishes to thank the generous donors who continue to enable Julie’s spirit of giving to carry on.
 
Donations can be made to White Rock Presbyterian Church, Julie’s Helpers Fund, 310 Rover Boulevard, White Rock, NM 87547.
 
Elisha Sneddy/Courtesy photo

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