San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Excellence in Leadership Scholarship

The generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has made it possible for the University of Redlands to provide a level of assistance and instruction for Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students unmatched by other colleges and universities in the Inland Empire.

Applicants for the scholarship must: 

  • Demonstrate a commitment and connection to a Native community through leadership and advocacy
  • Be a full-time student
  • Plan to contribute valuable efforts and participation to Native communities after graduation.

While scholarship preference will be given to students from Southern California tribal communities, this scholarship is available to all undergraduate Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students applying to, or currently attending, the University of Redlands.

How to Apply:

Native students are encouraged to either: 

  • Download the application and apply
  • Submit your application online here via our online system, Slate

A Complete Application consists of:

  • SMEIL Scholarship form 
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • Short Answer Questions 
  • Original CIB or Affiliation of Ancestry

Completed applications must be turned into Native Student Programs by mid February.

Please check back December/early January for updated information.

Mail your application to:

                                                         Native Student Programs

                                                         University of Redlands

                                                          1200 E. Colton Ave 

                                                          Redlands, CA 92347

For more information on this scholarship, contact Native Student Programs at 909-748-8344.