University of California Riverside: UC Riverside and its Native American Programs: Realizing a Dream

San Manuel Band awards $1.28 million grant to help Native students

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has awarded a $1.28 million grant to Native American Student Programs (NASP) at the University of California Riverside.

The money will be used to expand NASP's educational efforts, which include the annual Gathering of the Tribes Summer Residential Program. Additionally, 40 academic scholarships — four per year, at $6,000 each — will be awarded to needy Native students.

“The tribe is aware that the number of Native American high school graduates across the country who go on to college is relatively small, and we intend to increase that number both regionally and nationally,” Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena said in a press release.

The money will be spent over 10 years.

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San Manuel tribe donates $1.28 million to UC Riverside’s Native American student programs (The Riverside Press-Enterprise November 19, 2018)

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