The UNM Department of Art is reminding students of an upcoming scholarship application deadline.

The Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Scholarship is an interdisciplinary award for Native American students across all UNM colleges who are interested in art and ecology, social justice, environmental justice, and/or species conservation.

This application is for Spring 2021 awards. This scholarship is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The application is due on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, by 5 p.m. Notifications of awards will be sent on March 26, 2021.

Those eligible to apply include Native American undergraduate students at UNM, students who are interested in art, ecology, environmental justice, and/or species conservation issues, and students across all colleges at UNM.

Preference will be given to students in the Art & Ecology program and students interested in Art & Ecology courses.

Work should be submitted as a single PDF in the following order:

❏ Application Sheet; be sure to name the file NAS_Lastname_Firstname.pdf

❏ Personal Statement expressing educational goals; this can include the student’s goals and origins, as well as motivation for applying for this scholarship. Please highlight any community work, volunteer work, or service work. This statement should be single-spaced Times New Roman 12 pt font and no longer than 500 words.

❏ Art portfolio, creative writing, journalistic essay, or an academic paper; include a portfolio of up to 10 creative project examples along with an Image List including title, medium, size, year, and any additional information for each project. Media may include images, video/audio, and/or performance, music, theater, dance, etc. For time-based/moving image work, please include a URL in the Image List. For creative writing, journalistic essay, or academic paper, complete written work or an excerpt of up to 10 pages.

❏ Unofficial Transcript from UNM

Those selected as a Scholarship Grantee will need to submit a follow-up report including a headshot photo, short biography, and thank-you letter.

The link to the Scholarship application can be found on the department website/Academics/ Scholarships & Grants/ and under the title "Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities":

Email with a finished application and other forms to apply, or with questions about this scholarship.