Teresa A. Mike Foundation Scholarships

The Theresa Andrea Mike Scholarship Foundation was established in November 1997 by the Mike Family in memory of their daughter.  Born January 7, 1974, a member of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, Theresa passed on September 17, 1997 at the age of 23, leaving behind an infant daughter.  This Scholarship honors her presence among us as a young woman and a new mother.  It honors her commitment to developing a sense of cultural richness, history and future for the people of her Tribe.

Scholarship Foundation

The Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with OneFuture Coachella Valley & Women Leaders Forum (WLF). Students who live in the Coachella Valley and meet the following requirements outlined by One Future Coachella Valley have an opportunity to apply and possibly be awarded a joint matching scholarship from both organizations up to $5,000.

Annual Amount

Scholarships awards are up to $5,000

Additional Selection Criteria


Open to any full-time post secondary or graduate student with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher who also meets at least ONE of the following criteria:
  • Is an employee in good standing or the dependent of an employee of any entity of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians.
  • Is an enrolled member of a Federally-Recognized Native American Indian Tribe.
  • Is either a current resident of or graduated from a High School in either the Coachella Valley or the Morongo Basin.

Application Process

To download the application, please go to:  https://theresamike.org/scholarships

List and Procedures

  • Print clearly, complete all sections and sign in all required places. Incomplete or illegible forms may not be considered. 
  • A personal essay describing your history and your long-term goals. It is important to include why higher education is important to achieving these goals and how your extra curricular interests and community service relate to your education and career goals. The essay must be a minimum of 1,000 words , typed, 12pt font, double-spaced with word count. Applicant's name must be on the top left corner of all pages. 
  • A list of honors, activities and community service not to exceed one page. 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation dated within the last six months and signed. Letters from family members will not be accepted. 
  • Proof of acceptance or enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited institution. Acceptable documents include an acceptance letter from your school, or a print out of your currently enrolled courses from the institution's website indicating full-time status. 
  • Your most recent official transcripts either regular mail, sealed by your registrar's office or send electronically via Parchment to mmarroquin@29palmsbomi-nsn.gov 
  • A copy of your FAFSA application. ALL pages must be included. 
  • Page one of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)
  • A professional looking headshot photograph (4"x6") of yourself alone with your name printed on the back.

Who do I contact for questions or concerns?

 Makeyli Marroquin 760-775-2263 or MMarroquin@29palmsbomi-nsn.gov or Leanna Thomas 760-775-2062 or LThomas@29palmsbomi-nsn.gov 


July 15, 2020


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