IAIA 2018 Spring Scholarship Application

Dec 4, 2017

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 610 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

IAIA 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 Competitive Scholarship. Scholarships typically require a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher and currently enrolled in an certificate or undergraduate degree-seeking program.

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

Scholarship Award Process and Timeline

Monday, December 4, 2017Scholarship process open for Spring 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018First Day of Classes
Wednesday, January 17, 20186-7pm, LTC Learning LabEssay Workshop #1
Monday, January 22, 20186-7pm, LTC Learning LabEssay Workshop #2
Thursday, January 25, 20185-6:30 pm, Student HousingFinancial Aid Workshop
Thursday, January 25, 20186-7 pm, LTC Learning LabEssay Workshop #3
Friday, January 26, 20186-7 pm, LTC Learning LabEssay Workshop #4
Saturday, January 27, 201811 pmIAIA Scholarship Application and Essay Due
Friday, February 2, 2018MidnightAICF Profile, TCU Application, and FAFSA due
Thursday, February 15, 20185–7 pmScholarship Awards Night

“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 Jan. 27, 2018








List of Donors

Thank You To Our Donors

List of Donors
1st Tribal Lending Scholarship
American Indian College Fund 25th Anniversary Veterans
American Indian College Fund Boys and Girls Club of America Tribal College
American Indian College Fund Native
American Indian College Fund Katharine Scallan Tribal College
American Indian College Fund Mabel Y.Hughes Charitable Trust
American Indian College Fund Non-Native
American Indian College Fund Pendleton Woolen Mills Tribal College
Allan Houser
Andrew Krusko, Sr., Memorial
Anheuser-Busch Tribal College Scholars Scholarship
Anonymous Foundation Scholarship Ahmanson
AT&T American Indian Scholarship
Coca-Cola Foundation First Generation Scholarship
General Tribal Scholarship
Gretchen and Nelson Grice
IAIA Board of Trustees
James and Ann Santini
Jerry Westheimer Native American Oklahoma
Johnson Foundation Entrepreneurship
Julie Talayumptewa Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Scallan
Kavka Scholarship
Kim Denise Willeto
Lannan Foundation for MFA in Creative Writing
Lannan Foundation Scholarship
Ludwig and Nancy Sternberger
N. Scott Momaday for Creative Writing
NBC Universal Scholarship
New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sharp Fund
Sovereign Nations Endowed Scholarship
Truman Capote Fund
UPS Foundation Tribal College Scholarship
USA Funds Tribal College Scholarship
Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Walmart Foundation Tribal College Scholarship
Walt Disney Company Scholarship

Photographic Views from Scholarship Awards Night

(Click on any photograph to start a slideshow.)

Lara Trujillo-Barela

Lara Trujillo-Barela


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

Steve Oizumi

Steve Oizumi

(Oglala Sioux)

Financial Aid and Scholarship Advisor
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5737
E steve.oizumi@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