Native American 40 Under 40 nominations being accepted

6/6/2013 8:16:09 AM


 MESA, Ariz. – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is accepting nominations for this year’s Native American 40 Under 40 Awards.

The awards recognize 40 emerging American Indian leaders less than 40 years of age who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to achieve significant contributions in their businesses, communities and Indian Country.

 The awards will be presented at the 38th annual Indian Progress in Business Awards 2013, which will be a part of the Fall Regional Reservation Economic Summit Arizona to be held in October.

 Highlights of INPRO also include the presentation of other business awards such as the Jay Silverheels Achievement Award, the First American Corporate Leadership Award and the First American Entrepreneurship Award.

 NCAIED is also accepting applications for the American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship Awards, which is presented annually to several deserving American Indian undergraduate or graduate students majoring in business. The scholarships are awarded to recipients who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing excellence in academics and giving back to the American Indian community. The scholarship awards will be presented at RES Arizona.


The deadline for nomination submissions is Aug. 2. For more information or to download a nomination form, visit