Native American Non-profit organization

Rudy Ortega Sr. Scholarship Fund

Tomiar (Captain) Rudy Ortega Sr. Scholarship provides up to $1,000 for the 2015-2016 Academic years and was established to assist American Indian students living in the State of California with the pursuit of their education through the granting of competitive and meritorious based financial scholarships. Pukúu’s Tomiar (Captain) Rudy Ortega Sr. Scholarship will provide two awards of $1,000 each to support American Indian students living in California who want to continue their education. Scholarships shall be granted to eligible applicants on a yearly basis (as long as there are funds available). Each award is for a 12-month period, renewable for a second year pending demonstration of exceptional progress.

Who is Eligible?
Scholarships are available to eligible American Indian students who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in full or three-quarter time school.

Due date: Friday, October 2, 2015

In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be:

  • a resident of California and American Indian. Documentation of Native identity is required, attach either a Letter from Tribe or Tribal ID. Attach State ID or Driver’s license.
  • A high school graduate or have a GED certificate.
  • Be actively involved in the Native American community.
  • Accepted by an approved college, university, or vocational school in California.