College students obtain Morongo Sasheen Colegrove Raymond of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and Cody Goodwin of Spherical Valley Indian Tribes (Wailaki) have every obtained a $10,000 scholarship from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians close to Palm Springs as a part of the seventeenth annual Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship Program.
Since its launch, Morongo’s program has awarded 55 scholarships totaling $550,000 to Native American college students attending universities throughout the nation. The scholarship program is open to enrolled members of any of the greater than 100 federally acknowledged tribes in California.
Goodwin is pursuing a bachelor’s diploma in aviation at San Jose State College. He’s concerned in lots of tribal actions and with the Native Pupil Group at his college.
Upon finishing his diploma, Goodwin plans to fly medical evacuation aircrafts for the Navajo Nation and plans to proceed giving again to his group as a mentor for Native college students who’re occupied with a profession in aviation.
Colegrove Raymond is working towards a doctorate in international management and alter at Pepperdine College. At present, she is the director of a Native help program at Cal Poly Humboldt. She additionally helps Native American college students navigate the academic system and cultivates relationships with native tribal businesses to extend internship placements. By her research, she plans to proceed her analysis and knowledge assortment to help tribal communities and inform coverage choices.
The scholarship program honors the late Rodney T. Mathews Jr., a Morongo tribal member and Hastings Legislation College graduate who died in 2004 after serving as a decide professional tem for greater than a decade.