The University Libraries Indigenous Nations Library Program (INLP) is excited to accept applications for the spring 2023 Michael and Enokena Olson Memorial Scholarship.

The Michael and Enokena Olson Memorial Scholarship was established to support undergraduate and graduate Native American Students at the University of New Mexico. The Olson Scholarship awards two students each semester with $250 intended to assist students with the costs associated with attending UNM.

Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled full-time at UNM and provide proof of tribal enrollment.

“INLP supports an atmosphere of Indigenous learning, creation and scholarship for all students by giving them a platform to share their stories and knowledge while learning about other cultures,” said Janice Kowemy, INLP program specialist. “The INLP scholarship gives students access to this resource to help with college expenses they may acquire on their educational journey.”

“The Michael and Enokena Olson Memorial Scholarship is a blessing worth applying for.  With this help, I will continue to pursue my degrees, persist in research related to Indigenous Healthcare, and advance closer to my goal of becoming a doctor,” said Jordan Meskimen Armstrong (Kaw Nation), previous winner of the Olson Memorial scholarship.

Students interested in applying will need to submit an application packet online, by email to, or to the INLP Office on the second floor of Zimmerman Library by March 24, 2023.  More information about the application requirements can be found on the INLP website.

The Indigenous Nations Library Program supports Indigenous learning, promotes Indigenous scholarship, and cultivates Indigenous creation. The goal is to cultivate and support Indigenous people to be active agents of change in their community by providing culturally safe learning environments, culturally relevant information services, and developing a community of scholars that advance scholarship, teaching, and intellectual discovery.