Four Corners degree program receives donation

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON – The University of Denver's Four Corners master of social work program recently received $400,000 in scholarship support for Native American students.


The donation from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation will help support the recruitment and retention of Native students, according to a university press release.

“It’s the mission of our foundation to support Native Americans in Four Corners states in health and health education, including social work,” foundation board president Henry Hooper said in the press release.

The Four Corners master of social work program was founded in 2002 to enable residents in the Four Corners region to earn the master of social work degree in or near their home community. The curriculum includes two specialized courses on Native social work taught by Native faculty.

For more information about the program, visit or contact program director Wanda Ellingson at 970-247-9773 or