We are proud to announce the 2023 recipient of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Bob Chavez Scholarship for the Arts.

Aidan Grey of Santa Clara Pueblo will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship for the 2023-2024 school year to help offset the initial costs of higher education, such as books, housing, tuition, and supplies.

Part of IPCC’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and a key element of that is investing in our youth. This scholar- ship is named in honor of Manuel “Bob” Chavez of Cochiti Pueblo, who dedicated 50 years as a volunteer teaching art at St. Cathe- rine’s Indian School.

Many students were able to explore Native arts and feel at home in Mr. Chavez’ classroom, and IPCC is able to continue his legacy of encouragement by offering $2,500 scholarships each year to recent Pueblo high school seniors or college undergraduates who are pursuing visual arts in higher education. The scholarship requires the students to maintain full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.0 or above.

Initial scholarships are for $2,500 per student per year, but matching funds from the Dume Wolverine Foundation have allowed IPCC to extend the amount to $2,500 per student per semester.

Aidan Grey

Aidan Grey is a member the Santa Clara Pueblo, and a recent graduate of the Santa Fe Indian School. Aidan has started his freshman year enrolled at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque to pursue a degree in filmmaking.

The recipients of IPCC’s Bob Chavez scholarship are selected based on financial need, an essay addressing their purpose in pursuing arts, their grade point averages, and a portfolio featuring their works of art. Applications are evaluated by a scholarship review com- mittee before the selections are made.

Please join us in congratulating Aidan Grey and wishing him well in his academic and artistic endeavors. He has bright futures ahead of him and is carrying on the proud legacy of Pueblo culture.