IAIA 2018 Fall Undergraduate Scholarship Application

May 9, 2018

2018 Spring Scholarship Awards Night

2018 Spring Scholarship Awards Night

The mission of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is “To empower creativity and leadership in Native Arts and cultures through higher education, life-long learning, and outreach.”

IAIA was established in 1962 as a high school with an innovated approach to arts education. In 1984, IAIA gained accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and North Central Association of College of Art and Design (NASAD) to offer college degrees. IAIA currently serves over 689 students from various national and international communities. IAIA offers both two-year and four-year degrees in Cinematic Arts, Creative Writing, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, and Studio Arts. IAIA introduced its first Masters in Fine Arts program in Creative Writing in 2013.

Scholarship Requirements

Competitive Scholarships have varying criteria funded by external donors and require applicants to submit an essay for consideration. If selected, students generally only receive one IAIA Named or AICF-TCU Competitive Scholarship (excluding the AICF-Full Circle). Scholarships typically require a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher and current enrollment in a certificate or undergraduate degree-seeking program.

IAIA Students, please check your IAIA email for additional information from Financial Aid Director Lara Barela, with the subject line $$$—IAIA Scholarship Application—Apply Now. For questions, please see Financial Aid and Scholarship Advisor Leah Boss, or Student Accounts and Financial Aid Advisor Esteban Moreno.

Scholarship Award Process and Timeline

Wed., May 09Scholarship process open for Fall 2018
Thurs., Aug. 166–7 pmEssay Workshop (Learning Lab)
Mon., Aug. 20First Day of Classes
Tues., Aug. 217–9 pmEssay Workshop (SUB)
Wed., Aug. 227–9 pmEssay Workshop (Learning Lab)
Fri., Aug. 247–9 pmEssay Workshop (SUB)
Mon., Aug. 2712 pmIAIA Scholarship Application and Essay Due
Mon., Sept. 3NoonAICF Profile, TCU Application, and FAFSA Due
Thurs., Sept. 135–7:30 pmScholarship Awards Night (Invite Only)

“As Institute of American Indian Arts Student of the Year, I am closer to achieving my goals. The American Indian College Fund has helped me learn the value of diversity through our community at IAIA. Being Student of the Year has been one of the most meaningful experiences in my commitment to college and I look forward to continuing my education with future success.”

Manual James Ramirez (Otoe-Missouria)

IAIA AICF 2017 Student of the Year

“Being the AICF student of the year is a wonderful experience for me to represent IAIA and the student body. IAIA is an amazing institution with the history, values and amazing curriculum that is world-class.”

Ron Martinez Looking Elk (Isleta Pueblo)

IAIA AICF 2016 Student of the Year

Scholarship Application Deadline Aug. 27 2018








Photographic Views from the 2018 Spring Event

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Scott Whitaker

Scott Whitaker

Financial Aid Director
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5724
E scott.whitaker@iaia.edu

Esteban Moreno

Esteban Moreno


Student Accounts Coordinator
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5732
E esteban.moreno@iaia.edu

Leah Boss

Leah Boss

(Laguna/Hopi/Akimel O’Odham)

Financial Aid and Scholarship Advisor
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5737
E lboss@iaia.edu