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INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS (IAIA) ANNOUNCES EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR TWO GEORGE R.R. MARTIN LITERARY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR IAIA CINEMATIC ARTS & TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

June 1, 2020 Deadline

 

April 13, 2020

Martin signing the scholarship agreement in 2019. Photo by Jason S. Ordaz. Courtesy of IAIA.

George R.R. Martin, through his Literary Foundation, has funded two $5,000 annual scholarships (in addition to one $15,000 scholarship) available to IAIA students - including one incoming student - for the 2020-21 academic year. These scholarships are available to students who are seeking a BFA at IAIA in Cinematic Arts & Technology and maintain full-time enrollment and at least a 3.0 GPA.

The $15,000 George R.R. Martin Literary Foundation Scholarship was awarded last year.

When announcing the initial round of scholarships last year, Martin shared the fact that he received scholarship support during his time at Northwestern College, and stated without the scholarships, "...I still would have gone to college, but probably not at Northwestern..." He also shared a quote from a writer that influenced him in his youth, Robert A. Heinlin, "You can never pay back the people who helped you when you were starting out, so you have to pay it forward..." This, said Martin, is one of the main drivers of his decision to initiate the scholarships in his name.

Deadline to apply June 1, 2020 - APPLY NOW!!!!

To apply, visit https://iaia.edu/george-r-r-martin-literary-foundation-scholarships/.

The two available scholarships and requirements are:

Newcomer Scholarship ($5,000)

• Incoming freshman or transfer student

• 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA), if non-freshman

• Must be enrolled (or plan on being enrolled) full-time in Fall 2020

• Degree-seeking Cinematic Arts & Technology major

• Writing sample required; demonstrating passion for storytelling. (Short story five-six pages or a short script five-ten pages submitted in industry standard screenplay format)

• Must provide letter of recommendation/character reference

• Must include short bio

• Not need-based

• Native preference but non-Native students can apply

Proven Storyteller Scholarship ($5,000)

• Current students - Cinematic Arts & Technology Major

• 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) required

• Enrolled full-time as a Cinematic Arts & Technology major

• Writing sample required; demonstrating passion for storytelling. (Short script six-ten pages submitted in industry standard screenplay format.)

• Must provide letter of recommendation/character reference

• Must include short bio

• Not need-based

• Native preference but non-Native IAIA students can apply

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) commented, "We are deeply appreciative of the partnership that we've had with George that resulted in his supporting our Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction and providing our students with opportunities for workshops, seminars, internships, employment, and now with the named scholarships in his honor. His investment in our students will make a huge difference in terms of promoting their success."

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, and Performing Arts -- an MFA in Creative Writing -- along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History -- IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 495 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe. IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission -- and is the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

 

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