In 1990, Jackson Browne created the VVS Native American Scholarship Fund, with annual music concerts on the VVS campus. For the next decade, Browne’s concerts raised tuition assistance for Native American students. Performers who joined in the cause included Neil Young, John Trudell, Bruce Cockburn, Bonnie Raitt, the Indigo Girls, Crosby, Stills, and Nash and many others. They all came to Sedona to raise money for students and raise awareness of issues facing Native American communities.
Today, our goal is to keep alive the dreams of the school founders, of Jackson Browne’s original scholarship, and of Native American students who yearn for the life-changing opportunity of attending Verde Valley School.
All proceeds from this event are added to the Native American Scholarship Fund in an ongoing commitment to bring awareness, tuition assistance, and support for Indigenous students. The Native American Scholarship Fund also supports Indigenous artists, activists, and scholars to share their heritage and experiences at Verde Valley School.