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About NMC's Scholarship Program


The New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMC NMWA) came into being because of a strong commitment to supporting and advancing New Mexico women in the arts. Since its inception in 1997, we have recognized many women artists across our state for their creativity, artistic achievement, and contribution to the larger artistic community.

In support of NMWA's mission that focuses on assuring the place of women artists in the future, NMC established a scholarship fund to support and promote emerging female artists in New Mexico. We know there are many young women in our state who have the talent, dedication, and desire to achieve their dreams, but may be lacking the financial means to make it happen. Our goal in creating this scholarship fund is to partner with you, the NMC NMWA community of supporters, to provide a helping hand to these young women in the form of financial aid.

NMC has established partnerships with the foundations associated with these four public institutions across the state: IAIA in Santa Fe, UNM in Albuquerque, Northern New Mexico College in Espanola, and NMSU in Las Cruces. We have provided them with our scholarship criteria (see below). Every year, each institution will match their student applicants with our criteria and select a deserving young art major to be awarded one of our scholarships. The first awards to four students will be made in Fall 2016. We'll post information about each of our awardees here so you can see how your contributions to NMC's Scholarship program are helping to support emerging young New Mexico artists.

Criteria and Award

The NMC Scholarship Program is designed to benefit deserving young female New Mexico artists who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in art at an accredited institution. Criteria for selecting scholarship recipients include artistic merit, educational achievement, and financial need.

The total scholarship award for each student is $2,500.00 for one year. Scholarship awards will be administered through each educational institution's respective foundation. Awards are intended to subsidize the costs of tuition; art materials, supplies, and equipment; and education-related technology needs.