Gregory and Cynthia Gwash Scholarship
Northern Arizona University
To help a Native American student achieve a four-year degree from NAU, Gregory and Cynthia Gwash established the Gregory and Cynthia Gwash Scholarship. The Gwashes, who recently re-located from Washington to northern Arizona, have made their permanent home in Prescott. Because of this transition, and their admiration for Native American cultures, they decided to create a life changing opportunity for an NAU student. When they had the opportunity to make a gift, they chose NAU, not only because of the proximity to the reservations, but because of NAU’s commitment to Native Americans. Their contribution of $50,000 supports a current general scholarship for an Arizona Native American student. The Gwashes believe that their gift represents an investment in the future of Arizona’s Native American people, considering the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.