The recipients of the Howard County Arts Council's 2012 Arts Scholarship Program were announced at the Arts Council's 15th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County.
Recipients of a $2,000 scholarship were Elaine Budzinski, Visual Art, Reservoir High School; Sivan Roth, Dance, Oakland Mills High School; Alex Tasker, Instrumental Music, Oakland Mills High School; Matthew Wigler, Instrumental Music, Marriotts Ridge High School. A $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Sydney Jackson, Dance, Atholton High School. $1,250 scholarships were awarded to Jordan Andre, Vocal Music/Musical Theatre, Glenelg High School; Aubrey Dunn, Visual Art, Marriotts Ridge High School. Recipients of a $1,000 scholarship were Jeff Matthews, Visual Art, Calvert Hall College High School; Korey Rosenbaum, Visual Art, Reservoir High School; and Adele Switzer, Dance, Centennial High School.
Scholarship funds will be used for enrollment in an accredited college program for a degree in the arts, and are sent directly to the registrar or bursar’s office at the university of the recipient’s choice.
Each applicant was reviewed based on the following criteria as demonstrated in work samples and other application materials submitted: artistic merit, demonstrated understanding of artistic discipline, ability of the student to articulate artistic concepts and influences, commitment to a career in the arts, and a successful record in an academic setting.
These ten students demonstrated incredible skill and passion for their disciplines and a true commitment to the arts and an arts education.
The 2012 Arts Scholarship is made possible through funds raised via the Arts Council’s annual fundraiser, the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County.