The Tomiar Rudy Ortega Sr. Scholarship provides up to $1,000 for the 2017-2018 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. Tomiar Rudy Ortega Sr. Scholarship will provide two awards of $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.
Who is Eligible?
- Must be American Indian or Alaskan Native living in California. (Documentation of enrollment or descendancy is required. Attach a Letter from BIA, Tribe, or Tribal ID and State ID)
- Must be a enrolled student at an accredited College or University.
- 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 application to Pukúu.
- Personal Statement & Essay Questions. All applicants must answer the essay question by either uploading digital word file or completing form.
- Transcripts – Official copies of student transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.
- Letter of Recommendation: American Indian Community or Public Community Recommender.
Attach 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:
- How you view Native American cultural resources and its importance to you,
- How do you plan to “give back” to Native Americans after graduation, and
- Describe your on-going active involvement in the Native American community both on and off campus.
Online application form will be available from March through October.
All documents must be postmarked by the Due date date or hand-delivered to the Administration office of by 5:00 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 Pukúu, Cultural Community Services Rudy “Chief Little Bear” Ortega Sr. Scholarship Application, please feel free to contact Scholarship Committee at (firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-336-6105. The Scholarship Committee will review all scholarship applications and select final two for Board of Directors approval. Announcement of scholarship awards with be published on the Pukuu’s website (pukuu.org), media release and presented at the annual scholarship gala, Night with the Stars.
Due date: Friday, October 6, 2017
All supporting documents must be submitted by either uploading, mail or hand-delivered by the Due date to the Pukuu’s Administration office. Late applications will not be accepted. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that their application is complete.