ProgramsEmpowering Future Artisans.

KITA Program

A Scholarship for Native American Students Interested in Jewelry

The Keeping Indigenous Traditions Alive (KITA) program, in partnership with CNM’s Bench Jewelry program and the Fuse Makerspace, was set up to help students from underserved Native American communities pay for school. 

Native students often face what seem like insurmountable obstacles in furthering their education. The financial help provided by the KITA program will fill the gaps in funding and allow students to finish their classes. The Scholarship will go towards: school tuition, tools and materials needed for the jewelry program, transportation, and lodging.

Apply to the KITA Program


T.Skies Internships

A Paid Internship for School Credit for Students

The T.Skies Internship is an opportunity for students that are in school and would like to get school credit for real-world experience in the jewelry industry.  Students will also be paid for their time. The internship time and credits acquired will be coordinated with the school. Students must meet all standards required by their school to apply for the program.  

If you are a student in the CNM Bench Jewelry program or in a local high school in the local Albuquerque area and you are interested in the program, please apply.

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