The LSU College of Art & Design’s second annual scholarship reception and presentation was held September 17, 2015, in the LSU Design Building. The event served as an opportunity to honor this year’s recipients as well as the donors who made the scholarships possible.
In addition to recognizing the 82 students receiving 106 scholarships and awards totaling close to $100,000, the presentation served as a means for the donors and students to learn more about one another and the history behind the awards. After the presentation, parents and families of the students and donors were able to visit the various studios and see the students’ current projects.
The event is intended to bring everyone together and set a context for these awards. The college will continue to host the event each year as their outreach increases to students, alumni, and donors.
“It is important that we continue to honor and engage the students, parents, and donors. For without them, the college would not be able to continue to provide such outstanding opportunities,” said Director of Development Julie LeFebvre.
This year, six new scholarship opportunities were created through the college, including the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship for incoming students in underrepresented groups in art and design, the Linda Salisbury Scholarship, and the Graphic Design Scholarship, and the Susannah Stacey Richard Memorial Award was awarded for the first time.
The scholarship reception and presentation recognizes the scholarships established directly through the LSU Foundation for LSU College of Art & Design students. For more information about scholarship opportunities, visit design.lsu.edu/student-life/scholarships. For information about establishing scholarship funds, visit design.lsu.edu/giving/support-art-and-design/scholarship-funds.