Kathlene Sumatzkuku HTGSP

Kathlene Sumatzkuku, M.Ed, Program Administrator

Kathlene is responsible for administering the Grants and Scholarship program with a staff of four. She oversees staff training and handles reporting of student statistics to funding agencies such as HEEF and BIA. Kathlene works with her staff to improve services for students. She is from the village of Moenkopi and represents the Sun clan. 

Contact Info: Ph: 928.734.3531, Email: ksumatzkuku@hopi.nsn.us 


Georgianna Sieweumptewa, Intake/MIS Coordinator

Georgianna is responsible for receiving and accepting applications for all programs. She is the first person to contact if you have questions on any of the scholarships or program applications. She is from the village of Shungopavi and represents the Tobacco clan.

Contact Info: Ph: 928.734.3543, Email: gsieweumptewa@hopi.nsn.us

Cecilia Shortman HTGSP

Cecilia Shortman, Higher Education Advisor

Cecilia works directly with students by advising them on their academic progress, financial aid, and school requirements. She works to ensure students are connected to resources to improve success in courses. She also provides student and community outreach. She is from the village of Shungopavi and represents the Water clan. 

Contact Info: Ph: 928.734.3535, Email: cshortman@hopi.nsn.us


Paula Shupla, Program Operations Specialist

Paula is responsible for processing all students awards. Once applications have been recommended for funding, she processes the funds and sends out checks to the various academic institutions across the country.

Contact Info: Ph: 928.734.3547, Email: pshupla@hopi.nsn.us