News Release – Diné College Warrior Scholarship Fund Receives $5,000 from Better Place Forests

Diné College Warrior Scholarship Fund receives $5,000 from Better Place Forests


August 18, 2021

TSAILE, Ariz. — Better Place Forests, an organization who creates conservation memorial forests, generously donated $5,000 to the Diné College Warrior Scholarship Fund. The Diné College Warrior Scholarship has a fundraising goal of $500,000 for the year 2021.

Better Place Forests is the first organization to create conservation memorial forests. Their mission is to inspire everyone to leave a meaningful legacy for the planet and the people they love. Better Place Forests help families personalize their end-of-life plans while leaving a lasting legacy of forest conservation by offering sustainable alternatives to cemeteries. They work with families to choose a private, protected family tree to return their ashes to the earth together

“We proudly support Diné College in their mission to advance quality student learning to ensure the well-being of the Diné People,” says Sandy Gibson, co-founder and CEO of Better Place Forests. “Through this action, we recognize the important role of Diné College in educating tomorrow’s leaders on the Navajo Nation and beyond, as well as the significance of the Diné culture to the region. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Diné College today and in the future.”

Adrian Lerma, Diné College Development & Alumni Officer said we would like to extend a heartfelt gratitude to Better Place Forests for their dedication to conservation efforts and sustainable alternatives to end-of-life practices, as well as their unwavering support to give back to the community and provide students with the opportunity to focus on their education without the extra financial burden.

“Diné College’s faculty and staff work diligently to educate and inspire students during the course of their academic journey. The College is committed to empowering every student who attends Diné College and to prepare them with the skills and attitude to succeed in life,” said Lerma.

Visit the Diné College website to learn more about how to donate. Your contribution will support the advancement of Diné College and its students.

Diné College is a four-year tribal college located on the Navajo reservation with six campuses and two microsites across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah and primarily serves Navajo students. The school offers 20 bachelor degrees, 16 associate degrees, and 6 certificate programs. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The college, established in 1968, is the first tribal college and was formerly named Navajo Community College.


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