The Rodney T. Mathews, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program for Tribal Members

*See below for Non-Enrolled Tribal Member Children

This program assists students in pursuing their educational goals of one vocational program and/or one each of an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees. Scholarships shall be granted to eligible applicants year-round for tuition, mandatory fees, textbooks & related supplies, and school-affiliated housing.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an enrolled Tribal Member (provide copy of Tribal Identification or have Morongo Tribal Affairs provide verification)
  2. Must be a full or part time student at an accredited College/University or Vocational School.  
  3. Must have completed The Rodney T. Mathews, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application and be in good standing in accordance with all Scholarship Rules and Regulations.
  4. All undergraduate/vocational students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and all graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Application Overview

  •  Academic Study Plan (see attached). This form must be completed and signed by your institutional academic advisor for all academic scholarships.
  • Transcripts – Official copies of student transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.  See release waiver section in Terms and Conditions form.
  • Copy of Acceptance Letter
  • Terms and Conditions Form
  • Provide copy of Tribal Identification or have Morongo Tribal Affairs provide verification

Application Procedures:

Mail the completed and signed application to:

RTM Scholarship Coordinator
11952 Potrero Road
Banning, CA 92220

Scholarship Coordinator
(951) 572-6185

Scholarship Program for Non-Enrolled Children of Tribal Members

This program assists students in pursuing their educational goals in one vocational or academic area. Vocational students will receive a one-time $5,000 grant. Academic students are eligible to receive up to $20,000 (lifetime cap). The yearly academic scholarship award is determined by the annual budget and the number of applicants. Scholarships shall be granted to eligible applicants for tuition, mandatory fees, textbooks & related supplies, and school-affiliated housing. The deadline to apply is May 31.  All documents must be postmarked by the deadline of May 31 or be hand-delivered to the RTM Scholarship Coordinator by 5:00 PM on the deadline date. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be a non-enrolled child of a Morongo Tribal member (First Descendant).
  2. Must be a full or part time student at an accredited College/University or Vocational School.  
  3. Must have completed The Rodney T. Mathews, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application and be in good standing in accordance with all Scholarship Rules and Regulations.
  4. All undergraduate/vocational students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and all graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Application Overview

  •  Academic Study Plan (see attached). This form must be completed and signed by your institutional academic advisor for all academic scholarships.
  • Transcripts – Official copies of student transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.  See release waiver section in Terms and Conditions form.
  • Copy of Acceptance Letter
  • Terms and Conditions Form
  • Have Descendant Verification on file with Morongo Tribal Affairs office
  • Personal Statement & Essay Questions. All applicants must answer question A and respond to either item 1 or item 2 from question B. Please type essay responses and attach on a separate sheet of paper.
  • Proof of FAFSA submission 
  • Documentation of 60 hours of completed Community Service 

Application Procedures:

DEADLINE DATE: May 31, 2020

Mail the completed and signed application to:

RTM Scholarship Coordinator
11952 Potrero Road
Banning, CA 92220

Scholarship Coordinator
(951) 572-6185