Soul of Nations provided a total of $5000 in academic scholarships to Native American students attending an accredited undergraduate university through the Indigenous Dream Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to students, ages of 15-25, who major in a field related to business, visual art, and health services.
Students must be registered as a full-time freshman, sophomore, or junior during the time their application is submitted. There is no GPA requirement for the Indigenous Dream Scholarship. The scholarship is only intended be used to cover the costs of course books and other academic related expenses.
By providing financial support, Soul of Nations is assisting goal-oriented students in attaining and retaining a higher education. Through the Indigenous Dream Scholarship, Soul of Nations and its supporters are giving young students who have the desire to succeed, the means to do so.
INDIGENOUS DREAM SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
ART EDUCATION MAJOR
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
“My dream is to work for one of the major art museums in the United States. In order to meet my dream, I have two goals I want to accomplish within a year. One is to work at the Arizona State Historical Museum at the University of Arizona and the other is to study abroad in Italy and secure an internship at a foreign art museum. After I graduate from the University of Arizona, I plan to teach in Tucson for two years then attend the Rhode island School of Design to earn my masters. Shortly after I would then like to purse a Ph.D. from Brown University. My dream is work for a museum for at least ten years and then return home to the Navajo Nation and teach a Diné College as a Fine Art/ Art History professor.”
STUDIO ARTS MAJOR
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS
“My dream is to explore a deeper meaning of true identity. I define a dream as an objective created by me for me to accomplish over an extended period that includes a timeline and ideas that are going to help me achieve that dream. Photography was a new way of expressing me and I knew I could make a career of out what I captured with a camera. I hope to make an impact and explore the beauty of my heritage. I look forward to building and shaping my success am doing what makes me happiest.”