Six IAIA Students Receive NEA Scholarship Awards

Nov 15th, 2009 | By | Category: 21-2: K-12 Education, Winter 2009, Tribal College News

Six students at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA, Santa Fe, NM) have received the 2009-2010 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) /John Renna Scholarships. They are: seniors Joanne Morales (Taino) and Rachel Kuc, both majoring in Studio Arts; juniors Carlo Martinez, majoring in New Media Arts, and Marty Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota Sioux), majoring in Studio Arts; sophomores Conjotee Chuleewah (Cherokee Nation), majoring in New Media Arts, and Cannupa Hanska Luger (Three Affiliated Tribes), majoring in Studio Arts.

These awards have been made possible by the NEA as part of the NEA/ John Renna Arts Scholarship initiative. IAIA received $100,000 in 2008 to use toward scholarships each year until 2011. Morales, Kuc, Martinez, Two Bulls, Chuleewah, and Hanska Luger were selected in this round because of their commitment to excellence, creative expression, hard work, and dedication as exemplified by their grades, attendance record, and high level of participation in student activities.

For more information, call Jim Rivera at (505) 424-2345, or email For more information about the Institute of American Indian Arts, visit

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