Eagle Spirit Award Application | Heard Museum

Eagle Spirit Award Application

The Eagle Spirit Award is given to two exceptional Native Master’s and Doctoral graduate students fulfilling a course of study at Arizona State University. The award recognizes these students’ dedication to American Indian communities through public service, collaboration, and volunteering, as well as their academic achievement in their fields of study. The selection committee will include members of the Heard Museum American Indian Advisory Committee and museum staff, as well a representative from ASU’s American Indian Student Support Services Office.

The awards will be given during the American Indian Convocation at Grady Gammage Auditorium on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 11 a.m.

This year a $500 award will be given to each Master and Doctoral award recipient after selection.

Deadline for submission is April 10, 2023, 5 p.m.

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    Personal Information


    Tribal Affiliation (if applicable)



    Academic Information
    Program/Area of Study
    Check one Master'sDoctoral

    Community Involvement

    Please share any community, collaborative or volunteer efforts, special awards and/or your involvement with projects you feel show your dedication to helping American Indian communities. (500 words maximum).

    Please submit a narrative detailing why you feel you are a candidate for this award (500 words maximum).

    You may attach a separate file here if needed (pdf format only - 1MB size limit).


    To be considered for the Eagle Spirit Award, please submit your completed application via the form above.

    Note: For more information, please email Marcus Monenerkit at MMonenerkit@heard.org.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    Award winners must RSVP for the virtual American Indian Convocation on their MyASU.

    Contact the Education Department

    For more information, contact the Heard Museum’s Education Department by email at  education@heard.org.