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Endowments and Awards

The Penn State School of Visual Arts

John M. Anderson Visiting Professor in the Visual Arts
Established by Professor Emeritus John M. Anderson to supplement departmental support for outstanding University faculty in the College of Arts and Architecture in order to provide a holder of the professorship in the Penn State School of the Visual Arts with the resources necessary to continue and further the scholar’s contributions to teaching, research, and public service.

Kara D. Berggren Award
Established by Grayce Berggren to honor her daughter, Kara D. Berggren, and to recognize the most outstanding piece of artwork in the undergraduate student art exhibition at The Pennsylvania State University.

Brian Betzler Memorial Award
Presented in memory of Brian Betzler by his parents Helen and George Betzler, Jr., and grandfather George Betzler, Sr., to recognize full-time third- or fourth-year undergraduates in the Penn State School of Visual Arts who have exhibited exemplary artistic achievement. For more information on the Brian Betzler Memorial Scholarship, please visit http://www.bbmsfund.org/scholarship.php

James Howard and Barbara Frizzell Campbell Scholarship in Visual Arts and Theatre
In memory of the late James Howard Campbell (’40 B.A. Commerce and Finance) and Barbara Frizzell Campbell, by Ellen Campbell (’80 A.D. Liberal Arts and ’03 M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction) and James F. Campbell (’72 B.S. Law Enforcement and Corrections), to provide recognition to undergraduate students majoring in visual arts or theatre.

Simeon and Elizabeth Gallu Scholarship
The late Sam Gallu (’40 B.S. Arts and Letters) established this scholarship in memory of his parents, Simeon and Elizabeth Gallu. Sam became a writer and producer for television, radio, and a playwright whose credits include Give ‘Em Hell Harry. Consideration will be given to incoming first-year students possessing outstanding and exceptional talent, dedication to their goal of a professional musical, theatrical, or artistic career, and display total dedication to this goal.

Graham-Rath Scholarship
Presented in memory of Margaret Graham Rath (’42 B.S. Art Ed. and M.F.A. Art) and her husband, Charles J. Rath Jr., to recognize full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in a B.F.A. program in the Penn State School of Visual Arts who have achieved superior academic records, manifested promise of outstanding academic success, and have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Jean Mitchell Gray, Class of 2013, Trustee Scholarship in the College of Arts and Architecture
Established by John M. and Jean T. Gray to recognize undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University who have demonstrated a financial need, with first preference given to students who are majoring in Art.

Margaret Ellen Gray, Class of 2015, Trustee Scholarship in the College of Arts and Architecture
Established by John M. and Jean T. Gray to recognize undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University who have demonstrated a financial need, with first preference given to students who are majoring in Art.

Leslie P. Greenhill Photography Award
Established in memory of the late Leslie Greenhill, retired senior professor of education at Penn State, by family and friends to recognize a student who is of at least junior academic standing, enrolled in intermediate or advanced photography courses who has exhibited a serious involvement in and commitment to photography.

Harlan E. and Suzanne Dudley Hoffa Dissertation Award in Art Education
Established by the late Dr. Harlan E. Hoffa (’59 D.Ed.), professor emeritus in art education and former associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Arts and Architecture, and the late Suzanne Dudley Hoffa to honor and recognize graduate students whose Ph.D. or D.Ed. dissertation displays professional relevance, scholarly excellence, and clarity of presentation in the Art Education Program in the Penn State School of Visual Arts.

Dorothy Hughes-Young Endowed Scholarship for Music Education and Art Education
Established by Dorothy Hughes-Young (’57 B.S. Music Ed.) and her husband, Ronald Young (’57 B.S. Agriculture), to provide recognition for students pursuing studies in cultural and ethnic diversity in the arts and significant artistic endeavors in a foreign country (i.e. seminars, performances, summer study programs, semester abroad, etc.). Consideration will be given to an undergraduate and graduate student enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Arts and Architecture with preference given to students majoring in music education or art education with plans for a career in teaching.

William J. and Lois Kesterson Leight Scholarship
Given in memory of Lois Kesterson Leight by her husband, William J. Leight, to recognize an undergraduate art major with demonstrated artistic ability as an art major. This is awarded in even numbered years.

Stefan J. S. Levine Endowment
Established by Stefan J. S. Levine (’85 B.S. Finance) to support undergraduate research and creative activities for students enrolled in a degree program offered through the School of Visual Arts. Donor prefers that available funds support research and creative activities that provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to experience domestic travel (may include, but not limited to travel expenses, materials and supplies, and registration fees).

Alice Schwartz Mattil Award in Art Education
Selected by the art education faculty to recognize full-time undergraduate third- and fourth-year students enrolled in the art education program whose career goal is teaching.

McComb Memorial Scholarship in Art Education
Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full-time undergraduate students majoring in Art Education, and who have completed at least two art education courses attaining a grade point average of 2.7 (on a scale of 4.0) in each art education course. From the identified pool of eligible recipients, and to the extent possible, first preference shall be given to students who are first generation college students.

Susan and Harold Quinque Fund for the Summer Institute on Contemporary Art
Established by Susan Thomas Quinque (’72 B.S. Art Educ.; ’78 M.Ed. Art Educ.) and Harold Quinque, the purpose of this non-endowed fund is to provide support to the Summer Institute on Contemporary Art in the College of Arts and Architecture with first preference given to covering travel and housing costs of Institute attendees.

Thomas D. and Joanna Ritenbaugh Research Fund for Art Education
Established by Thomas D. Ritenbaugh (’62 B.A. Art Educ.; ’89 Ph.D. Art Educ.) and Joanna Lytton Ritenbaugh (’63 B.A. Arts and Letters), the purpose of this annual fund shall be to enrich the Department of Art Education by underwriting research-related expenses for doctoral and graduate-level students. A Statement of Donor Intent exists to establish this fund as an endowment.

Bruce Shobaken Undergraduate Honorary Endowed Award in Printmaking
Presented in honor of Professor Emeritus Bruce Shobaken for his dedicated service to the University as an outstanding instructor, and to recognize an undergraduate student in printmaking with demonstrated excellence in the area of printmaking.

Margaret Giffen Schoenfelder Memorial Scholarship
Presented in memory of the late Margaret Giffen Shoenfelder (’38 B.S. Arch.), a graduate of architecture at Penn State and a watercolorist throughout her life, to recognize an exceptional fourth-year student studying painting.

Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate Internship Program
The purpose of this endowment is to provide monies for curatorial internships for Art History and Art Education graduate students to facilitate the completion of various curatorial tasks at the Palmer Museum of Art while providing hands-on experience in the areas of organization and staging of exhibits and catalogues.  This fund also provides support for curatorial projects and initiatives at the Palmer Museum of Art which shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the development of a museum studies program.

James Stephenson Endowed Award in Visual Arts
Established in honor of Professor and Director Emeritus of the Penn State School of Visual Arts James Stephenson to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Penn state School of Visual Arts in the College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University who are pursuing studies in cultural and ethnic diversity in the arts and significant artistic endeavors in a foreign country (i.e. seminars, performances, summer-study programs, semester abroad, etc.).

Taylor Watkins Ceramic Award
Established by friends and family of Taylor Watkins (’12 B.F.A. Art), in his memory, the purpose of this endowed award is to honor and recognize outstanding talent in ceramics by an undergraduate student who is enrolled in the College of Arts and Architecture.

James Thompson Watts Trustee Matching Scholarship in the College of Arts and Architecture
Established by the estate of James Thompson Watts ('65 B.S. Art Ed., '66 M. Ed. Gen. Family Studies) to recognize undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University who have demonstrated a financial need, with first preference given to students majoring in art education.

Edwin Zoller Scholarship
Awarded in memory of Edwin Zoller, professor emeritus of art, to recognize outstanding students with a concentration in painting who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.