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2017 Tribal Business Scholar Justina Coriz

Scholar/athlete's business focus with a future in sports medicine

My name is Justina C. Coriz, and  I am a tribal member of the Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos. I am a student/athlete at Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) in Lawrence, Kansas. I am beginning my fourth year at this unique University and am a senior in the business program. I will graduate in May 2018 with my bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in management.

Upon graduation, I plan on working towards a master of science degree in sports medicine at the University of Kansas (KU). 

I want to make a positive impact when I return home to New Mexico, by using my knowledge, skills, and experience to educate my fellow community members.

I will educate and stress the importance of good health with planning, organizing, and by leading events for all levels of athletes. I want to focus on educating people about the prevention, assessment, management and rehabilitation of sports injuries. From the business aspect to the training aspect, as an athlete.  

I am very grateful and humbled to be a recipient of your scholarship. Your Tribal Business scholarship is allowing my dream to come true — to pursue a college degree, while being a successful student/athlete. The impact this scholarship has afforded me is tremendous. I whole-heartedly appreciate this opportunity LANL Foundation has granted me. It is truly gratifying to know that there are generous donors. Many Blessings to them!