The Ezhishin Scholarship is new this year and created in followup to last Fall’s successful Ezhishin Type Drives Culture conference, the first-ever panel and workshop event dedicated to Native North American typography.

The $5,000 scholarship, funded by Google, is for Native American and First Nation individuals in the US and Canada, respectively, who exemplify a creative practice that explores typography, type design, or relevant linguistic work.

In addition to the financial awards, the scholarship winner along with an honorable mention, will receive a one-year TDC student membership, which includes a copy of the TDC Annual Typography 44, and discounted or complimentary admission for all TDC events.