Stella Yom, a current student in the BFA Interior Design Department, has just been selected by the Angelo Donghia Foundation as one of the recipients of this year’s Foundation Senior Student Scholarship Awards. The award provides up to $30,000 to cover the expenses of Yom’s senior year of studies, and she is the fourth member of her department to win this prestigious scholarship since its inception in the late 1980s. Established by the legendary designer Angelo Donghia, the Foundation provides multiple scholarships each year to interior design students from around the world, encouraging the study of interior design.
Another current student with a winning touch is Jason Thompson, currently in the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department. Thompson is a finalist in the Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s (VNSNY) film competition, which is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Hospice program. Thirteen short films were submitted to the VNSNY and posted online for public screening and voting. Thompson’s film, which features an interview with hospice patient Peggy Sobol—a professional dancer whose career included work on Broadway stages and Hoolywood screens—earned 367 votes, the second-highest total for any of the filmmakers. As a finalist, Thompson is now eligible for the grand prize, a $10,000 scholarship. The winning film will be selected by a panel of judges on Sunday, July 27, 6:30pm, at the Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, as part of the Independent Features Film Festival.