University of California, Riverside

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Marigold Linton Endowed Scholarship Fund

Marigold Linton Endowed Scholarship Fund


Financial Aid D01171


Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Dr. Linton is Cahuilla-Cupeno and an enrolled member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. She was born and raised on the Morongo Reservation in Southern California. She is the first California reservation Indian to have ever left the reservation to go to a university. She is reportedly the 17th American Indian to have ever earned a Ph.D. in any discipline. Dr. Linton received her BA from the University of California, Riverside; did graduate work at the University of Iowa; and received her Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles. All degrees were in experimental psychology. Dr. Linton has taught at San Diego State University, the University of Utah, Arizona State University and the University of Kansas. Her accomplishment includes being a founder of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native American in Science (SACNAS) and the National Indian Education Association (NIEA). In addition to numerous significant national appointments, Dr. Linton received the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring which was awarded in the Oval Office in January 2011. She was recognized as "One of 40 Alumni Who Make a Difference" during the University of California, Riverside 40th Anniversary. In 2012 she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the UCR Alumni Association. This fund shall be used to provide need-based financial assistance to an undergraduate student(s) with a major in the areas of science or social science.

Selection and Guidelines:

The Marigold Linton Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to currently enrolled UCR undergraduates who maintain a 3.0 GPA. Payouts will be made once awards of at least 10% in-state tuition costs can be met for one or more students. The donor prefers, but does not require, that all things being equal, the scholarship will be given to Native American students. Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, selection will be made by UCR's Financial Aid Office in collaboration with the Director of the Native American Student Programs (DNASP). The Director of the Native American Student Program will consult with faculty for student recommendations. If the Director of Native American Student Programs position is altered or removed by the campus, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in authorized to assign responsibilities noted above to an individual holding a university position comparable to DNASP. In years when there is no candidate who meets the criteria, awards will be held until the following year.

 Request for Information:

Joshua Gonzales
Native American Student Programs
Request Scholarship Information

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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