IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

Helping Students Succeed


What does success look like?

For some, it might mean being the first person in their family to attend college. For others, it could mean being introduced to and excelling in a new art form. And for others it might be seeing one of their poems printed for the first time in an important publication. No matter what it looks like, success is very important to us at IAIA.

We are deeply committed to helping all our students succeed in whatever ways that are meaningful to them. But we can’t do this alone. Your support is essential in helping us to provide our students with the resources they need to succeed at IAIA. Won’t you please consider a gift for student scholarships? How will your gift make a difference? It could help a student with the means to attend IAIA for the first time, when she didn’t think it would be possible. It could help a student with scarce resources to continue his education at IAIA. It could boost a student’s self-confidence through a scholarship recognizing outstanding achievement.

Most of all, your tax-free gift will help students succeed. And the need is great. Almost 80% of students at IAIA need financial assistance to either come to IAIA or to remain here to complete their degrees. Whatever amount you choose to give today will be greatly appreciated by the students whose success you will help to make possible. 

Click here to find two success stories from IAIA students for whom generous scholarship donations made a lasting impact. So please take a moment to complete the enclosed reply form and return it to us with your online donation by clicking here today.

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

With gratitude,


Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee)