School of Visual Arts announces 2017/2018 scholarship and award recipients

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's School of Visual Arts (SoVA) has announced the recipients of the 2017-2018 scholarship and awards, whose work is featured in the first annual Scholarship Recipient Exhibition, currently in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery through Oct. 13. The recipients will be presented with their awards during the Scholarships and Awards Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the gallery. A 2 p.m. reception for the exhibition precedes the ceremony.

Below is a list of the scholarships, and award recipients for each:

BRIAN BETZLER MEMORIAL AWARD

Presented in memory of Brian Betzler by his parents Helen and George Betzler Jr., and grandfather George Betzler Sr., to recognize full-time, third- or fourth-year undergraduates in the School of Visual Arts who have exhibited exemplary artistic achievement. For more information on the Brian Betzler Memorial Scholarship, please visit http://www.bbmsfund.org/scholarship.php

  • Taylor Bielecki
  • Kaylie Maines
  • Andrew Novak

CAFD COLLABORATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Established by Micaela Amateau Amato, professor emerita of art and women's studies, in honor of SoVA drawing and painting alumni Brian Alfred/Mike Christy/Gerald Davis/Stacy Fink, to recognize students who have generated remarkable creativity and community in the painting and drawing area.

  • Taylor Bielecki
  • Sophia Capaldi
  • Yukie Kushibiki
  • Lydia Walton

JAMES HOWARD AND BARBARA FRIZZELL CAMPBELL SCHOLARSHIP IN VISUAL ARTS AND THEATRE

In memory of the late James Howard Campbell, (’40 B.A., commerce and finance) and Barbara Frizzell Campbell, by Ellen Campbell (’80 A.D., liberal arts, ’03 M.Ed., curriculum and instruction) and James F. Campbell (’72 B.S., law enforcement and corrections), to provide recognition to undergraduate students majoring in visual arts and theatre.

  • Taylor Bielecki

SIMEON AND ELIZABETH GALLU SCHOLARSHIP

The late Sam Gallu (’40 B.S., arts and letters) established this scholarship in memory of his parents, Simeon and Elizabeth Gallu. Sam became a writer and producer for television and radio, and a playwright whose credits include "Give 'Em Hell Harry." This award recognizes first-year students possessing outstanding talent.

  • Chloe Bossler
  • Lara Ghanma
  • Lara Meisner
  • Jana Parks

GRAHAM-RATH SCHOLARSHIP

Presented in memory of Margaret Graham Rath (’42 B.S., art education and M.F.A., art) and her husband, Charles J. Rath Jr., to recognize full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in a Bachelor of Fine Arts program in the School of Visual Arts on the basis of superior academic records, manifested promise of outstanding academic success, and need.

  • Arianna Deng
  • Allison Shepherd

MARGARET ELLEN GRAY, CLASS OF 2015, TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

Established by John M. and Jean T. Gray to recognize undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the College of Arts and Architecture on the basis of merit and need, with first preference given to students who are majoring in art.

  • Elise Derstine
  • Michael Padilla-Nazario
  • Elise Warfield

JEAN MITCHELL GRAY, CLASS OF 2013, TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

Established by John M. and Jean T. Gray to recognize undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the College of Arts and Architecture on the basis of merit and need, with first preference given to students who are majoring in or planning to major in art.

  • Matthew O'Hara
  • Craig Pack
  • Meghan Tranauskas
  • Lydia Walton

LESLIE P. GREENHILL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

Established in memory of the late Leslie Greenhill, retired senior professor of education at Penn State, by his daughter Gillian Greenhill Hannum (’81 M.A., ’86 Ph.D., art history), family and friends to recognize a third-year student enrolled in intermediate or advanced photography courses who have exhibited a serious involvement in and commitment to photography.

  • Maria Crisafulli
  • Elise Derstine

HARLAN E. AND SUZANNE DUDLEY HOFFA DISSERTATION AWARD IN ART EDUCATION

Established by the late Harlan E. Hoffa (’59 D.Ed.), professor emeritus of art education and former associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Arts and Architecture, and the late Suzanne Dudley Hoffa to honor and recognize graduate students whose Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) dissertation displays professional relevance, scholarly excellence, and clarity of presentation in the art education program in the School of Visual Arts.

  • Jessica Celeste Key

THE DOROTHY HUGHES YOUNG ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Provides recognition and financial assistance for foreign study. Scholarships are awarded to students with plans for a career in teaching.

  • Yang Deng
  • Felix Rodriquez
  • Xalli Zuñiga

STEFAN J.S. LEVINE ENDOWMENT

Established by Stefan J.S. Levine (’85 B.S., finance) to support undergraduate research and creative activities for students enrolled full-time in a degree program offered through the School of Visual Arts. Donor prefers that available funds support research and creative activities that provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to experience domestic travel (may include, but not limited to travel expenses, materials and supplies, and registration fees).

  • Meghan Tranauskas

MCCOMB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ART EDUCATION

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to undergraduate students majoring in art education, and who have completed at least two art education courses attaining a grade point average of 2.7 (on a scale of 4.0) in each art education course. Donor prefers that available funds, to the extent possible, support students who are first generation college students.

  • Grace Collins
  • Claire Killifer
  • Paige Landay
  • Claire Placky
  • Mark Weaver

MARGARET GIFFEN SCHOENFELDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Presented in memory of the late Margaret Giffen Schoenfelder (’38 B.S., architecture), a watercolorist throughout her life, to recognize an exceptional fourth-year student studying painting.

  • Taylor Bielecki
  • Elise Warfield

ALICE SCHWARTZ MATTIL AWARD IN ART EDUCATION

Established by Edward L. Mattil and Alice Schwartz Mattil and selected by the art education faculty to recognize full-time undergraduate third- and fourth-year students enrolled in the art education program whose career goal is teaching.

  • Paige Landay
  • Mark Weaver

BRUCE SHOBAKEN UNDERGRADUATE HONORARY ENDOWED AWARD IN PRINTMAKING

Presented in honor of Professor Emeritus Bruce Shobaken for his dedicated service to the University as an outstanding instructor, and to recognize an undergraduate student in printmaking with demonstrated excellence in the area of printmaking.

  • Lydia Walton

TAYLOR WATKINS CERAMIC AWARD

Established by friends and family of Taylor Watkins (’12 B.F.A., art), in his memory, the purpose of this group-term endowment is to honor and recognize outstanding talent in ceramics by an undergraduate student who is enrolled in the College of Arts and Architecture.

  • Katherine Pack

JAMES THOMPSON WATTS TRUSTEE MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

Established by the estate of James Thompson Watts ('65 B.S., art education; '66 M.Ed., gen. family studies) to recognize undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the College of Arts and Architecture on the basis of merit and need, with first preference given to students majoring in art education.

  • Brady Emeigh
  • Joshua Self
  • Kelsi Silliman

EDWIN W. ZOLLER SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded in memory of Edwin Zoller, professor emeritus of art, to recognize outstanding students studying drawing and painting, on the basis of merit and need.

  • Andrew Novak

 

Last Updated October 11, 2017