The Dan Begay Foundation for Excellence is a non-profit organization that helps improve the lives of the Navajo people through scholarships and grants. Navajo students and members of the community can apply for funding to help alleviate financial burdens and create better futures for themselves and their families.
The mission of the Dan Begay Foundation for Excellence is to provide financial aid to Navajo individuals pursuing higher education, give an athlete an opportunity to pursue their dream, assist with start-up costs for small businesses and aid anyone with unexpected expenses through scholarships and grants.
Our vision for the Dan Begay Foundation for Excellence is to increase the overall wellbeing and livelihood of the Navajo people. By providing financial assistance to Navajo individuals we hope to see a positive contribution to individuals and communities.
How We Can Help
The Foundation provides scholarships for Navajo high school and college students with the aim of alleviating the financial burden of a college education and allowing them to give back to their community.
Grants are available to members of the community who struggle with immediate financial needs, are high school athletes, need funding to start a small business or need additional certifications and training for a more stable career.
Meet the man who inspired the foundation.
Who Is Dan Begay?
Born in the canyons of Navajo Mountain, Dan Begay was a hard-working rancher, family man, and horseman who taught his children to focus on achieving a higher education whether it was by working hard in school or in athletics.