Two IAIA Students Receive “Spirit of Sovereignty” Scholarship

Oct 18, 2016

IAIA Students Jacob T. Frye (Tesuque Pueblo) and Charletta D. Yazzie (Navajo) received the Spirit of Sovereignty: Advancing the Fundamentals of Self-Determination scholarship this month.

“The Spirit of Sovereignty scholarship will help me fulfill my dream of becoming an art teacher. The Sovereignty scholarship will not just help me but the community of Tesuque Pueblo and the rest of the world. Thank you so much for your support.”

Jacob Thomas Frye (Tesuque Pueblo) is majoring in studio arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).

Jacob Thomas Frye (Tesuque Pueblo)

IAIA Student

“Without this award, I could not afford to come back to IAIA next semester. This is my last semester as a senior here at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and I know that this scholarship will help more students in the future. Thank you for this opportunity and it was a great honor to receive this award.”

Charletta Yazzie (Navajo) is from Lukachukai, Arizona, and her clans are To‘aheedliinii (Water Flows Together) and Tachii’nii (Red Running into the Water). She is majoring in studio arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).

Charletta Yazzie (Navajo)

IAIA Student

About Spirit of Sovereignty Scholarship

The Spirit of Sovereignty Scholarship Program provides approximately $75,000 per year to students attending each of the nation’s 37 tribal colleges.

Scholarships, which are granted twice per year, $1,000 per semester, are targeted toward the specific needs of each individual student. The scholarship funds may be used for any educational expense including, but not limited to, tuition, books, housing, travel, and daycare.