The Jack Montoya Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to support Native people who are California residents and show genuine support of and actively promote cultural revitalization. 

Federally and non-federally recognized Indigenous people are eligible to apply.

The scholarship is open to students who will be actively enrolled in and attending four year universities or graduate school programs.

Students chosen for support will receive at least $2,500 for undergraduates and $5,000 for graduate students in financial support.

The applications portal for the Jack Montoya Memorial Scholarship Fund opens in winter, with a deadline of March 31 annually.

Please contact the NCF team at any time if you have questions or need assistance in applying, or (707) 267-9906. 

How to Apply:

The application is a part of our online application portal, Scholarship Finder.
You will need  to apply through that portal. If you have any trouble in using the online portal or unable to complete the application, please contact our staff for assistance.  

  • If you don’t already have one, create an account in our online application portal
  • For ease, Log In to the portal before clicking on the link below. 
  • Complete your application in the portal. Please note that the link below will take you to the application, but you must log-in to actually complete/submit the application.
  • Please note that you are being asked to create a video for your submission with a mentor, please allow time to complete your video before the submission deadline.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, please contact our staff, or use the link below.

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