Austin Martin

Pukúu Cultural Community Services is pleased to offer The Austin Martin Memorial Scholarship. The Austin Martin provides up to $1,000 for the 2019-2020 Academic years and was established to assist American Indian students living in California with the pursuit of their education through the granting of competitive and meritorious based financial scholarships. Austin Martin. The scholarship will provide awards up to $1,000 each to support American Indian students living in California. 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.

The Austin Martin Memorial Scholarship is named after a Tataviam Tribal Senator who inspired many by this generosity, his dedication to his people, and his leadership. This scholarship, therefore, supports the development and leadership qualities of Native students who will be following in Austin’s footsteps.

Total Award Amount: Up to $1,000



The 2020-2021 Austin Martin Memorial Scholarship application has close. If you have completed the form and have any questions, please email scholarships@pukuu.org






Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Indigenous to the Americans living in California. (Documentation of enrollment or descendancy is required. Attach a Letter from BIA, Tribe, Tribal ID, or genealogy records and State ID).
  • Must be an enrolled student at an accredited College or University in the State of California.
  • Must have engaged in community service within the previous 12 months as validated by their college nominator either on campus or in the community.
  • Must have completed the Scholarship application and be in good standing with the Pukúu Scholarship Committee in accordance with the Pukúu Scholarship Rules and Regulations.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate students and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 for all graduate students.

Scholarship Application consists of the following:

  • The Online Application. Please answer all questions, upload any supporting documents and submit an application to Pukúu.
  • Personal Statement & Essay Questions. All applicants must answer the essay question by either uploading a digital word file or completing the form.
  • Transcripts – Official copies of student transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended MUST be mailed into the Tribal Administration Office
    1019 Second Street, San Fernando, California 91340 – Attention Pukúu Scholarships
  • Letter of Recommendation: American Indian Community or Public Community Recommender.

Essay

Attach essay to this application on a separate sheet of paper. In two pages or less, please discuss your academic, career, and personal goals, as well as any extenuating circumstances or any other information that you would like the Administrator to be aware of when reviewing your application. Be sure to respond to the following questions:

  1. How you view Native American cultural resources and its importance to you?
  2. How do you plan to “give back” to Native Americans after graduation?
  3. Describe your on-going active involvement in the Native American community both on and off campus?


Application Procedures

Online application form will be available from (Will be posted soon).

All documents must be postmarked by the Due date or hand-delivered to the Administration office of Pukúu by 7:00 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted. No faxed applications will be accepted. The applicant is responsible for following up on their application status with the Administration office.

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing any portion of the Pukúu, Cultural Community Services’ Austin Martin Memorial Scholarship Application, please feel free to contact the Scholarship Committee at scholarships@pukuu.org or 818-336-6105. The Scholarship Committee will review all scholarship applications and select the two finalists for Board of Directors’ approval. Announcement of scholarship awards will be published on the Pukuu’s website (pukuu.org), in a media release, and presented at the annual scholarship gala, Night with the Stars.

DUE DATE

Deadline will be posted soon.

All documents must be postmarked by the Due date or hand-delivered to the Administration office of Pukúu. Late applications will not be accepted. No faxed applications will be accepted. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that their application is complete.

Winners of the Scholarship must agree to submit a final report on their use of the funds and what the experience meant to them no later than 60 days after completion of the academic school year. Final reports will be posted on the Pukuu’s scholarship page.

 


Due Date: Will be posted soon.
Supporting documents must be uploaded digitally, postmarked by the Due date, or hand-delivered to the Administration office of Pukúu by 7:00 p.m. Please note that in the case of Official Transcripts, they are the only application material that cannot be submitted digitally and must be physically received at the office (whether through mail or dropped off personally) – please plan ahead. Late applications and faxed applications will not be accepted. The applicant is responsible for following up on their application status with the Administration office.