Tomiar Rudy Ortega Sr. Scholarship

Deadline: September 29, 2017
In 1971 the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (the Tribe) established a scholarship fund that provided awards to help American Indian students with higher education studies. Upon the passing the Tribe’s Tomiar (captain), Pukúu’s board of directors named their fund in his honor the “Rudy J. Ortega Sr. Scholarship.”

The Tomiar Rudy J. Ortega Sr. Scholarship program provides two awards annually up to $1,000 each towards supporting American Indian students in their academic studies who reside in the State of California.

Caitlin Gulley Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: September 29, 2017
Caitlin Gulley, a graduate of University of California Los Angeles, began her journey with the Tribe in 2014 as a Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation officer. She was instrumental in defending and preserving the cultural resources of a non-federally recognized tribe and became determined to further her education in law due to the legal aspects intertwined with the practice of cultural resources protection. The Tribe treasured her as a family member beyond the organizational structure of the Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation department and the Tribal Administration Office.

The Caitlin Gulley Memorial Scholarship program provides awards up to $1,000 each annually towards supporting students in concentrating on archaeology who reside in the State of California.