SCHOOL ART LEAGUE ALUMNI / PAST SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARD WINNERS

2014

Michelle Wen – Pratt/Marcia Friedmutter Scholarship – 2014

"I am beyond grateful for this generous scholarship that has lessened my financial burden. It allows me to pursue my passion more comfortably knowing that I am supported by this scholarship. But above all, it has given me faith in myself to always try my best, have hope, and to remain passionate because opportunities like what the School Art League has provided may always come again in life. I thank the School Art League from the bottom of my heart!"


Deja Martyr-Pratt Institute/Marcia Friedmutter Scholarship, $10,000-Fiorella LaGuardia HS

"The Henry Wolf Scholarship I received in June of 2014, has given me the opportunity to study at the School of Visual Arts and also pay for supplies that are needed for me to continue making art."

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Chantal Feitosa-Desouza-Art Education/Renee Darvin Award, $1,000-Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS
 

"Receiving the Art Education/Renee Darvin Award was truly an honor, and knowing that there are individuals who took an interest in my creative and professional potential as an artist and educator is very inspiring ... I would have never been able to say that I earned my place at Rhode Island School of Design alone, for it was only through the help of various institutions such as the School Art League that I have been able to find the means to be where I ... am and ... I am deeply thankful."


2013

Sarah Mateo ­ 2013 recipient of the PrttP P Marcia Friedmutter Scholarship to Pratt Institute $10,000­ currently enrolled in their Communication/ Graphic Design department majoring in graphic design. Fiorello H. Laguardia HS

“The Marcia Friedmutter Scholarship to Pratt Institute was the highlight of my senior year in high school and lifted a lot of stress off my shoulders freshmen year for college. The scholarship made me confident in my artistic abilities and made me unafraid to try new techniques and concepts. Most importantly I was able to dedicate more time to my school work, and I have therefore been able to grow as an artist because of it. I will always be extremely grateful.” to the Marcia Friedmutter scholarship.


Jade Babolesay ­School of Visual Arts/Henry Wolf Scholarship­ $25,000 HS of Art & Design

"My first year at The School of Visual Arts was, in short, insightful. At the start of the school year I was very nervous approaching a new major (Advertising) apart from what I had studied in high school (Illustration). However, my interest and passion for learning something new kept me going and I have learned so much. I am proud of the work I produced and value the lessons taught by my art professors. This great opportunity would not have been possible without the help of the Henry Wolf Scholarship. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to study under working professionals in the field, nor would I  have met such wonderful and talented students as well. I am excited to start looking into internships that can further my education and ready me for working in the real world. I'd like to thank the School Art League for this once in a lifetime opportunity that has given me so much." 


Jaydee Joseph-FIT, Jane Curliano Mazzella Scholarship, $1,000-Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS

"It has been a little over a year since I received the Jane Curliano Mazzella Scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Technology.  In the three semesters that I have been attending FIT I've been exposed to advertising, packaging and exhibition design and considering majoring in Graphic Design for my bachelor's degree. I am grateful for opportunity to pursue my interests and expand the possibilities for my future."

 


Yucheng Chen-Art Education/Renee Darvin Award, $1,000-Brooklyn HS of the Arts

"I will continue to pursue my dreams and pledges from that moment in Brooklyn High School of the Arts: I will climb the mountains, tall and wide, perhaps like Mt. Everest, and upon its peak I shall look upon a world not yet showered adequately enough in color. I shall paint among the clouds and make love to the rain with my brush."


Alexis Cotton-Art Directors Club Award, $1,000-Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

"Receiving the Art Directors Club Award at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was a very nostalgic moment. I had finally been recognized for my hard work and the talent that flourished from the many hours in the classroom and sitting in the galleries of the Met.

Currently, I am attending the University of Southern California as a Design major/ Consumer Behavior minor. My goals after graduating include receiving my MBA, becoming an creative director for an advertising agency, and winning an Art Director's Club Young Guns Award. 

 

I have started a non-profit since attending USC called Motivate & Empower. I am the Marketing VP and creative director. I created the website, logo, and all the photography." The website is motivateandempower.org


2012

Noel Nunez-SVA/Henry Wolf Scholarship, $32,100-HS of Art & Design

"The SVA/Henry Wolf Scholarship provided the freedom to indulge in a world filled with possibilities without anxiety over financial need. I was caught by surprise when I heard the news about the award as I really wanted to study design at the School of Visual Arts. It inspired me and created a confidence that has pushed me into learning as much as possible. Ultimately I'm deeply grateful for this scholarship, as it is a milestone in my life as an artist."


2011

Hoy Yi Leung-SVA/Henry Wolf Scholarship, $28,000-HS of Art & Design

"The award helped me ultimately decide my choice of college... The School of Visual Arts has taught me so much about the importance of hard work and self-drive and autonomy. It has thrown me many challenges and consequently helped me build character. The Henry Wolf Scholarship started this process of growth and discovery..."

 

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Mandi La-Art Directors Club Award, $1,000-Edward R. Murrow HS-attending Fashion Institute of Technology

"The award presented to me by the School Art League had great impact during my first few years of college. It gave me the confidence that any teen would need in making the transition from being a high school student to a college undergraduate. It also me helped me immensely with tuition and supplies. This allowed me to continue my education as an apprentice of the arts and an illustrator emerging into the world of competitive professionals."

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