Scholarships are open to Native American students 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:
The scholarship application is NOT a savable form. It is recommended that applicants enter replies to the questions in a separate document and then copy and paste answers into the form. If there are changes after submitting the scholarship application, it is the applicant's responsibility to notify the foundation about the changes of the original submission including changing schools, or dropping classes. If the applicant fails to notify the foundation of the changes, the application is subject to disqualification.
"This scholarship will greatly alleviate the financial burden of pursuing higher education as a first-generation student, allowing me to devote myself to my studies entirely, without the concern of my socio-economic status holding me back. This scholarship will allow me to embrace the future face of medicine, propel the progress of the field, and broaden my academic horizons in honor of your generosity and faith in me as both a student and scholar. Thank you so incredibly much for investing in my education and for your commitment toward helping our youth of tomorrow excel in pursuing higher education. Your generosity not only motivates me to achieve academic excellence at UCLA but inspires me to return to the Coachella Valley to serve the community that once served me"
"Thank you for continuing supporting my education, as a former undergraduate and recipient of the scholarship, it allowed me to ease my financial freedom and focus on my studies. Now receiving the scholarship once again as a Graduate student will have a greater impact as there are now limited financial resources available. The scholarship will definitely assist me in paying for tuition, books and supplies, and transportation.
I am committed to making the most of this opportunity by maintaining high academic standards and actively participating in extracurricular activities that contribute positively to the community"
"This is great news!! THANK YOU so much to the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation for this award! I am beyond excited and grateful to have been selected as a scholarship recipient!
Although returning back to school after a few years is a bit nerve-racking, I am truly excited to grow my professional skills and knowledge to continue to do this important work that supports first-generation students like myself. This scholarship opportunity will help relieve some of the financial challenges that come with attending grad school, now as a wife and a stepmother.
Once again, thank you so much for this award!!
Wishing you a great rest of your week"
"I want to thank you for choosing me to be a recipient of the Theresa A Mike scholarship, and for providing support and a community to students of the Coachella Valley.
As a graduate student, there are few financial assistance programs available, and I was struggling to balance school payments with my regular finances, all while working and attending school full-time. This generous award will allow me to better focus on my studies with less stress through additional financial security"
"Thank you so much for the opportunity and award. This means a lot to me going forward and I am thrilled to be a recipient"
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"I would like to begin this email by giving thanks to Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation and their partners San Manuel Foundation and to state how thankful I am to receive this scholarship. Thank you very much for your continued support of me and my studies"
"Winning the scholarship truly felt like a sign like I was on the right path to where I want to go. Thank you from the deepest parts of me for this opportunity"
-Rodolfo Guadalupe Carrillo
"Dear Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation:
I would like to thank you kindly for selecting me as a recipient of the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am honored to have been selected for this scholarship and I humbly accept this generous award.
As a future healthcare professional, it is part of my mission to reduce healthcare stigma in BIPOC communities through cultural understanding and ensure they have access to educational, preventive care."
"As the new school semester starts, I am extremely grateful and honored in being selected to receive the Theresa A Mike Scholarship. I am excited and look forward to demonstrating strong efforts in and outside the classroom in my educational journey. The scholarship will assist my financial obligations and provide a focus with classes. In addition, I am extremely grateful for the committee's support and confidence in me with this scholarship. I am truly honored and humbled by this award. I look forward to proudly and respectfully representing myself as a recipient of the Theresa A Mike Scholarship.
Kwa Kwa (Thank You)"
"I am so beyond grateful and proud to be chosen to represent this scholarship and I am thankful to have the support of this wonderful foundation during this important time of my college career! I am happy that you all believe in my dreams and chose to acknowledge my accomplishments! I can’t wait for what is in store for me in the upcoming semesters!"
"I am honored and so grateful for the TAMSF's investment and support, especially as it is in honor of Theresa Mike's legacy and dreams.
I look forward to sharing my progress this year with you."
"I want to personally say ahee’hee (thank you) for your generosity in supporting the educational dreams and pursuits of Native American/American Indian students across Indian Country. Because of your support this scholarship allows me to focus on school, maintain my GPA and support my growing family as I work towards my PhD. I look forward to being able to give back to my community one day and hope to show as much generosity as you have shown me."
"Thank you very much for this opportunity. I feel blessed to be assisted in a way that will help propel my journey in order to reach academic success!"
FRIDA STEPHANIE AVILA
"Thank you so much for everything! I appreciate everything you all do!"
"Thank you for the wonderful news! I really appreciate all of the support the Theresa A Mike Scholarship Foundation has given me throughout the years and am so excited to be entering my last year of graduate school!"
"Thank you and the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation for giving me the ability to go graduate school. The work you all do is deeply appreciated!"
"I am so appreciative of this award. I would like to say thank you to all of the people apart of the scholarship process. Once again, I am truly greafull for the blessing of this scholarship."
"Thank you so much for your support! This means a lot to me for my educational goals and what I can achieve! Koweeshcho’"
"I want to extend my gratitude and appreciation towards you and the organization for selecting me as a recipient for the prestigious Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for this generous contribution made towards my education. My family and I are very honored and appreciative for this award"
"Thank you for selecting me as a recipient of the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship. The Foundation has been so generous in giving local students like me an opportunity like no other. Because of the great financial support you are providing, I now feel more confident as I take the next steps in my academic career"
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GERARDO "JERRY" QUINTANA
“Thank you so much for the great news! It is such an honor. I am deeply grateful!"
“Thank you for these great news!
I appreciate the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation for rewarding me with this generous gift to help me pay for college. Thank you very much"
“Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity"
“Thank you so much for this! It really means a lot and makes a huge difference in my college journey. I whole heartily appreciate the support. Thanks so much once again."
“I am honored to have received this scholarship.
I appreciate it greatly. It really means a lot that this organization believes in me"
“Thank you very much for the confirmation and award”
“Thank you for the award. I’m truly honored to receive this scholarship"
“It is such an honor to receive this award! Thank you and the rest of the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation for this award. I’m extremely grateful!"
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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!
I wanted to thank you and the scholarship foundation for the Theresa A mike scholarship. Without the help of you guys I wouldn’t be here starting my first quarter as a nursing student! The contribution you guys made towards my schooling is such a big impact. For that I will be forever grateful. I am very honor to have been selected for this scholarship!
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.