Scholarship

Announcing the Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Scholarship Awardees 2020-2021

Bob Haozous, Cultural Crossroads of the Americas, Public Art on UNM Campus, Corten steel, 29 feet x 25 feet, 1996.  

The recently established UNM Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce its inaugural awardees of the undergraduate Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Scholarship.  This interdisciplinary scholarship is awarded to Native American students at The University of New Mexico who have demonstrated excellence during their undergraduate tenure and who are interested in art & ecology, social justice, environmental justice, and/or species conservation.  

Awardees for this year’s scholarship come from Colleges across UNM, majoring in Native American Studies, Political Science, Population Health, Journalism and Mass Communication, Psychology, and Business.   

The Native American Environmental Art and Humanities Scholarship is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is awarded annually through the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities.  

Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Scholarship Awardees 2020-2021 

Joshua Mike-Bidtah is a Diné (Navajo Nation) Student in his senior year in the College of Fine Arts, working towards a major in the Film and Digital Media Arts Program with a minor in Animation. Congratulations!  

Marquita Nez is a Diné (Navajo Nation) Student in her senior year, dual majoring in Family and Child studies concentration in human development and family relations; and Native American Studies with a concentration in Indigenous Learning Communities. Congratulations!  

Songtree Cordova-Pioche is a Taos Pueblo and Oglala Lakota Student in her Senior year, she is in the Native American Studies Department program with an emphasis in Leadership and Building Native Nations with a minor in Business Management. Congratulations!  

Celeste Lucero is a Isleta Pueblo and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa student in her Freshman year. She is in the College of Arts & Sciences, Majoring in Political Science. Congratulations!  

Chenoa Scippio is a Diné (Navajo Nation) and Santa Clara Pueblo student in her Junior year, she is working towards a Dual major in Population Health and Native American Studies with a minor in Psychology. Congratulations!  

Christian Miller is a Diné (Navajo Nation) Student in his Sophomore/Junior year, he is in the College of Art and Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication program with a concentration of Multimedia Journalism. Congratulations!  

For more information about creative, research and public programming of the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities, please visit the Center’s website.