Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians Supports Students to Achieve a Higher Education Through Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation

Deadline to Apply is May 31st, 2014

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Coachella, CA, May 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians supports students to achieve their dreams of higher education with their annual Theresa A. Mike Scholarship. The Theresa A. Mike Scholarship is organized for the purpose of recognizing the talent of young adults who are interested in furthering their education and who have a dedication to themselves and the betterment of the communities in which they live. Applications for this scholarship are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is May 31st, 2014. 

The Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation has been contributing to students' educational dreams since 1998 with more than $350,000 given in scholarships to more than 400 deserving recipients. A total of 86 students were awarded scholarships totaling $69,950 in 2013 out of 92 applications received. The Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation hopes to provide as many or more students with scholarships this year, ranging from $500 to $5,000 each. The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, living expenses and books for those attending any accredited institution including a university, college/community college or technical school. 

Scholarships awarded are based on students submitting a completed application. Factors include:

  • 3.0 grade point average or higher
  • 2-page, double spaced, 12 point font written essay with minimum word count of 1,000 words or more
  • All sections of the application completed
  • Two recent letters of recommendation from non-family members
  • Official high school or most recent education transcripts
  • Proof of acceptance/ enrollment from the university, college/community college or technical school
  • List of honors, activities, and community service

ALL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND RETURNING COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF MAY 31ST, 2014. To apply for a scholarship, download the application online at: www.theresamike.org

Mail Applications to:
Scholarship Committee

C/O Patricia Caffrey
46-200 Harrison Place
Coachella, CA 92236

Contacts:                   Patricia Caffrey at Pcaffrey@29palmsbomi-nsn.gov, 760-863-2491, or

                                      Leanna Thomas at: Lthomas@29palmsbomi-nsn.gov, 760-863-5108

About The Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation:

The Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation was started by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in 1998 to honor the memory of Theresa A. Mike, who was committed to developing a sense of cultural richness, history, and future for the people of her tribe. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the education of Native Americans and other deserving students, in reaching their education goals and to extend the outreach to our communities. The Foundation relies on donations to make its mission possible. To make a donation to the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation, please visit www.theresamike.comand click on "Donate Now" to donate through PayPal.

Jessica Rees

760-834-8599