Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Staff
"The HEEF would like to introduce you to our partners at the HTGSP, who play a critical role in managing the largest portion of the HEEF programming funds by administering the tribal grants and scholarships. They are the fron tline workers who deal with students and parents on a daily basis to ensure the funding is disbursed to those who have met all criteria and are determined eligible for funding. As a result, on average the program fund over 120+ students per semester (fall/spring) and close to 30 in the summer. The end product of their program is a college degree that builds the manpower necessary to carry the tribe forward into the future.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com