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Scholarships are open to any Native American across the United States AND any Non-Native student who has graduated from the Coachella Valley, full-time post-secondary or graduate student with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher who also meets at least ONE of the following criteria:
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Yes, we are! Please download the application and be sure to follow all the instructions. All qualifying applicants will be considered.
We accept applications starting in January annually. Please make sure your application is sent in complete.
We must be notified immediately. If we are notified prior to sending out award checks we will need proof of enrollment and new payment information. If the award check is already submitted to your institution on the original application your scholarship award is forfeited.
Our annual deadline is June 30 every year. Applicants are welcome to submit as early as January annually. If you have issues with submitting by the deadline please speak with Leanna Thomas at 760-775-2062 or via email TAMSF@29palmsbomi-nsn.gov
We award 1 time annually in the Fall. It is the applicant’s due diligence to communicate with the Financial Aid Office.
No, we must have a physical application mailed into our offices.
Yes, we require all pages of your FAFSA application. If all pages are not submitted your application will be considered incomplete and not considered for an award. Please black out Social Security Numbers.
Yes, the foundation requires students to purchase an extra official transcript for our office to receive directly from the registrar’s office. If your institution has capability you can pay for your official transcripts to be emailed directly to us from your registrar's secured email service. We cannot accept unofficial transcripts or a copy of the official transcripts.
We are currently making updates to the application. When available you can download from our website. Or you can pick up an application at our Human Resources Office at Spotlight 29 Casino and Tortoise Rock Casino.
It needs to be the first page of your Adjusted Gross Income or Tax Return.
I am so beyond grateful for being a 2020 recipient of your scholarship.This is the second time this foundation has blessed me with an academic scholarship and I can't begin to express my gratitude. In such difficult times this scholarship really goes a long way so thank you for seeing the value in me as a recipient. I would like to give a special thank you to Makeyli Marroquin who alwasy answered my questions so kindly over those past 2 years. Thank you for your incredible support and believing in my capabilities. - Alexa Carter
I am a third year scholarship recipient. I wanted to express how thankful I am to receive your tremendous support by funding my education. I appreciate all that you do for myself and all the other students you serve. Thank you again for your support, your foundation has made a positive impact in my life. - Maritza Lojero
I would like to express my deep gratitude for this generous contribution towards the furtherance of my education. I am further aided in pursuit of my artistic and academic goals. I cannot thank the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation enough for the encouragement I’ve been provided over the course of my undergraduate education. Thank you for this scholarship, and for all the opportunities provided to students like myself by means of your support - Talia Dixon
The Theresa A. Mike scholarship's consistent financial commitment to my education has been a key factor to my success at USC. The award for the past three years has been and continues to be greatly appreciated by my family and me, especially during this unprecedented time. I continually do my best to let my work (academic and extracurricular-wise) at USC be a reflection of the generosity displayed by the donors and committee. - Amanda Flores
Thank you so much!!!! I truly appreciate this support! I will make sure this investment in my education will be put to great use! Once again thank you endlessly!
This is fantastic news! I'm very grateful and honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Theresa A. Mike scholarship. This scholarship will be of great help!
Thank you so much!! I am so incredibly grateful to the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation for the generous scholarship and helping me to attend graduate school. I cannot possibly thank you enough!! Thank you for making this possible for me for so many years.
Thank you again,
Oh I’m so happy! Thank you for supporting me again this year. I am grateful for the generosity of the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation and the Edison grant for investing in my future.
Thank you again and have a great day!
I am emailing to thank you and everyone else on the scholarship committee for your continuous support throughout my academic journey. I really appreciate this scholarship organization, and feel blessed to receive your help in paying for my tuition. I will continue to work hard to be worthy of your support and I hope to make you all proud.
Thank you so much for the great news! It is greatly appreciated and will help my financial situation tremendously! Thank you, again.
Thank you so much! The financial as well as overall support is appreciated. Additionally it boosts my confidence and perseverance in my academic journey.
Thank you so much,
Thank you, Makeyli and the Theresa A. Mike scholarship foundation!
I am so grateful for the support and I am honored to be a scholar within your program. I will do my very best to represent the foundation and Theresa's memory.
Thank you so much for the scholarship award! I really appreciate the award, and it will definitely help me this upcoming year. Thank you again and have a great weekend :)
Dear Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation,
I am writing to sincerely thank you for the academic scholarship I have been awarded for the 2019-2020 school year for $1,250. I am beyond grateful for the contribution you’ve made to the furtherance of my education. I consider my schooling to be the most important, life-changing investment I will ever make. The support you have provided me along this journey is appreciated beyond measure. The experiences I am having now as an undergraduate student are molding me into the person I am meant to become. By providing me with this scholarship, your foundation is impacting my future immeasurably.
I plan on receiving a BFA in Modern Dance along with an Honors BA in Ethnic Studies. Having the opportunity to double major in these two fields is a dream come true for me. As a committed dancer, performer, and artist and I hope to someday be able to dance professionally in a contemporary dance company. My interest in Ethnic Studies has been spurred by my passion for the American Indian population. As a member of the Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, my tribal community is an important part of who I am. Using my education and experiences, I hope to be able to make a positive impact within tribal communities across the nation. I aspire to attend graduate school following my time at the University of Utah and acquire a degree in either education or law. I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to be able to study dance and topics involving American Indian studies as they are both strong passions of mine.
Thanks to the contribution you have so generously provided, my dreams of being a dancer and earning a college education are becoming more of a reality. Without charitable donations like yours, many students such as myself would miss the opportunity to cultivate our skills and broaden our horizons in a university setting. My appreciation for your generosity cannot be expressed enough. Thank you again for your support as I pursue my academic and artistic dreams.
With grateful regards,
Talia Katherine Dixon
Modern Dance BFA and Honors Ethnic Studies HBA
Class of 2021
My name is Anais Amezcua and I was one of the recipients of the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship. I am composing this email to thank the scholarship committee for supporting my academic goals by awarding me the funds to complete my education. The scholarship has alleviated the stress that comes with financial hardships. My family and I want to thank the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation for its generosity. Thank you for investing in my education and believing in me.
Thank you for selecting me as one of your scholarship recipients. I’m in my third week of law school, and the academic demands have consumed my life already.
It’s such a blessing to have your financial assistance. I’m so grateful for the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Award. Thank you for believing in me!
Dear Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation, thank you so much for choosing me for the scholarship. I really appreciate you interesting in my future! It means a lot and I am so grateful.