Phoenix Scholars Program (education/opportunity)

Hi, my name is Taryn Harvey.  I am of the Red House People Clan born for the One Who Walks Around Clan. My maternal grandfather is Irish and my paternal grandfather is of the Bitter Water Clan. I am a freshman at Stanford University and work with an organization called The Phoenix Scholars. Our purpose is to provide assistance and mentorship to low-income, minority, and/or first-generation juniors in high school to guide them through the college application process for their upcoming senior year and throughout their college careers. The Phoenix Scholars was founded by Michael Tubbs, an African American male from Stockton, CA, while he was a sophomore at Stanford. His vision for the organization was for it to primarily be an asset for Black males in the Bay Area.  However, The Phoenix Scholars organization has grown over the years and reached out to a number of minority groups and have made it a primary goal this year to increase the number of our Native American, Alaskan Native, and/or Native Hawaiian applicants.


Thus, every year we reach out to organizations who are actively empowering minority youth to reach higher education. Our goal is to partner with these organizations in order to increase the number of Native American applicants we receive each year and ultimately the number of Native American youth who are attending and succeeding in college each year. If you are interested in learning more about our program and how we help our students access higher education, feel free to contact me through my email:  You can also visit our


The Phoenix Scholars looks forward to working with you and establishing a relationship to help accomplish this mission.  This is a great opportunity to help Native American youth receive a college education.


Thank you!

Taryn Harvey

The Phoenix Scholars