2018 Spring Scholarship Awards Night
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) hosted its Spring 2018 Scholarship Awards Night on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in the new Performing Arts and Fitness Center. Scholarship recipients, family, donors, and invited guests attended a dinner catered by Bon Appétit to recognize 285 scholarship recipients—totaling 530 awards—$519,773 in awards.
On behalf of IAIA Scholarship Chair Lara Trujillo-Barela and Scholarship Co-Chair Leah Boss (Laguna/Hopi/Akimel O’Odham), IAIA would like to thank the donors, administration, faculty, and staff for making the Spring 2018 Scholarship Awards Night a success, and, congratulations to the Spring 2018 scholarship recipients!
View and download the list of 2017 IAIA Supporters (January 1, 2017–February 12, 2018).
“I would like to personally thank you for your donations to the [Institute of American Indian Arts and] American Indian College Fund. Your vision of seeing today’s Indigenous youth succeed has made a difference within our communities around the nation. Your support makes the world a more optimistic place for struggling Native Americans attending college. Personally, I know that without your kindness and support, I, along with countless other young Native people, would be faced with the decision to either put food on the table or pursue my college education. Thanks to people like yourself, I am able to do both. I hope this message of thanks reaches each and every one of you because it could not be more heartfelt.
—Yakoke (thank you)”