For Immediate Release: June 8, 2010
Contact: Jeff Morgan
IAC selects three arts scholarship recipients
Iowa Falls, Marion and Urbandale students receive award
(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Iowa Arts Council has selected three Iowa high school students from Iowa Falls, Marion and Urbandale to receive the 2010 Iowa Scholarship for the Arts.
The award is given to Iowa residents who graduate from an Iowa high school during the 2009-2010 academic year and have proven artistic ability in dance, literature (creative writing), music, theater, traditional arts or visual arts.
Each recipient will receive $1,000 towards his or her college tuition and related expenses as a full-time undergraduate at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university with a major in one or more of the disciplines considered for the award.
This year’s Iowa Scholarship for the Arts recipients are:
- Iowa Falls – Evan Stenzel of Iowa Falls-Alden High School. Stenzel will attend Iowa State University’s vocal music program and will major in vocal music with a minor in music education. “I’m looking forward to being with other musicians who love music as much as I do,” Stenzel said.
- Marion – Taylor Buckley of Marion High School. Buckley will attend Iowa State University, planning a double-major in graphic design and creative writing. Buckley remarked, “I’m most looking forward to meeting a large circle of artists and expanding my base of knowledge and creative vision.”
- Urbandale – Jillian Whitaker of Urbandale High School. Whitaker will attend the University of Northern Iowa to pursue a double-major in music composition/theory and saxophone performance. “I’m looking forward to pursuing my career goals and surrounding myself with classes and people who are just as dedicated to music as I am,” Whitaker said.
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The Iowa Arts Council is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and works to enrich the quality of life for Iowans through support of the arts. Funding for the Iowa Arts Council and its programs is provided by the state of Iowa and the National Endowment for the Arts. More information at www.iowaartscouncil.org.