Studies have shown that college graduates are happier and more successful than those with only a high school diploma. And for many Native American Indian tribal members, a college education will benefit their tribe as well as themselves. Yet, many Native American Indians of college age in New Mexico find it difficult to afford higher education.
At Palms Trading Company, we believe in the importance of education. We also want to honor the long-standing and close relationships we have with many Native American Indian artisans from the pueblos and nations of the southwest. In an effort to make higher education a reality for Native American Indian students who may not otherwise have access to it, we established a scholarship fund.
Our Scholarship Fund
Every May, we award at least one Native American Indian Scholarship. We contact guidance counselors at several schools in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas for eligible student recommendations. There are no applications to fill out — to be eligible, students must:
- Be a high school senior attending a New Mexico school
- Be of Native American Indian descent
- Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
- Be involved in at least 1 extracurricular activity
There is no limit to the number of scholarships we give out — the number and amount are dependent upon the donations we receive!
You Can Help Fund Our Scholarship
You can help Palms Trading Company as we work to bolster the success of the Native American Indian communities and their students by donating to our scholarship fund! Your donation will go toward helping Native American Indian students achieve their education goals and dreams.
To donate any amount before May, you can make a donation in-store, call us at 800.748.1656, or send a check made out to the Palms Trading Scholarship Fund to our store.
Any and all contributions to this important cause will be greatly appreciated!