Rainy Dawn Ortiz Scholarship

Deadline: March 15

This one-time scholarship is awarded in memory of Rainy Dawn Ortiz, a poet and beadworker who was the daughter of Simon Ortiz, ASU Regents Professor Emeritus of English and American Indian Studies. Rainy Dawn passed away in December 2023. 

The Rainy Dawn Ortiz Scholarship is for undergraduate English; Culture, Environment and Technology; and Film and Media Studies majors in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU. Online students are eligible. The approximately $500 scholarship will be awarded during spring 2024 for the upcoming fall semester.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate currently enrolled half-time or full-time at ASU.
  • Have a declared major in the Department of English in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Be planning to enroll half-time or full-time in the upcoming regular fall semester.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must complete the following:

  • Online application (below).
  • A brief, clearly organized autobiographical sketch of no more than 300 words (approximately one typed page). Include a description of your short and long term goals as an English; Culture, Technology and Environment; or Film and Media Studies major.

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