The Alumni Society of SVA has just announced this year’s Alumni Scholarship Awards. Twelve BFA students and eight MFA students received awards ranging from $500 – 2,000, which will help fund their senior thesis/portfolio projects. The awards come from generous donations from alumni, parents and friends of SVA. To qualify for an award, the students were required to have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and submit a detailed thesis project proposal. The proposals were reviewed by panels comprised of notable SVA alumni, which made recommendations to the Alumni Society Board for final approval.
The winners are: Marcelo Gorenman (BFA Animation Department); Nicolas Cinquegrani and Hyeondo Park (BFA Cartooning Department); Eric Wagner (BFA Computer Art Department); Yaniv Dabach, Rhiannon Davidson, Onn Nir and Evan Wise (BFA Film and Video Department); Peter Lee and Li Huan Wu (BFA Fine Arts Department); Alice Li (BFA Illustration Department); Avital Aronowitz, Adam Branson and Jun Ho Yang (BFA Photography Department); Katiushka Melo (MFA Computer Art Department); Jay Outis (MFA Design Department); Bradley Castellanos, Christine Sun Kim, Dylan Mortimer and Joshua Shaddock (MFA Fine Arts Department); Margaret Herster, Miao (Meggie) Miao and Sophia Peer (MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department).
The Society also announced two separate awards in specific fields: the William C. Arkell Memorial Scholarship Award, given annually to support a BFA Film and Video Department major working in the narrative film genre, went to Meredith Saucier; and the Robert I. Blumenthal Memorial Award, which is given to a student working in graphic design, went to Abigail Beck, a senior in the BFA Graphic Design Department.
Image: Bradley Castellanos, The East River (with 51 Miles of Sky), 2005.