CSU William and Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship

William Lahey served as Assistant Vice Chancellor, Faculty and Staff Affairs from October 1966 until he retired on June 1986. He came to the California State University from federal civil service to the position of Statewide Dean of Faculty. William and his wife Jan lived in Huntington Harbor. Jan was an avid volunteer with the Long Beach Art Museum and William would invite staff to join them for special receptions and exhibit openings. By supporting Summer Arts and scholarships for visual arts students, they are furthering both William’s commitment to education and Jan’s passion for the arts.

The William & Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship will have one scholarship of $10,000 available for the 2020–2021 academic year for students in a post-baccalaureate program leading to a high school single subject teaching credential in the arts. The annual scholarship will be sufficient to cover tuition & fees and provide an additional small stipend.

Applicants must:

  • Graduate students must enroll in 4 units or more during the Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 terms.
  • Credential students must enroll in 6 units or more during the Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 terms.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in art or in one of the visual art specializations;
  • Be enrolled in one of the following programs:
    - A post baccalaureate program leading to a high school single subject teaching credential in the arts;
    - A Master of Fine Arts program in art or one of the visual arts specialization; or
    - A Master of Arts program in art or one of the visual arts specializations.
  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on an 4.0 scale
  • All students must submit a CSU Systemwide Scholarship Applicant Information Form via my Matador Scholarships.
  • Submit a Personal Statement.
  • Request two letters of recommendation from academic instructors through the my Matador Scholarships system.

The CSU Systemwide Scholarship Applicant Information Form can be found via the following link: https://www.csun.edu/financialaid/csu-foundation. Complete the fillable PDF, save your information, and upload a copy of your completed form to this application.

  • Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications in the following order:
  • First priority will be given to students enrolled in a program leading to a single subject teaching credential in the arts;
  • Second priority will be given to students enrolled in a graduate program in art of one of the visual arts specializations;
  • Third priority will be given to eligible students who have a record of volunteer activities in the arts or who are currently engaged in arts volunteer activities in schools or community arts organizations.

For more information on this and other CSU Systemwide scholarships, please visit https://www.csun.edu/financialaid/csu-foundation

Award
$10,000.00
Deadline
04/03/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. I have a bachelor's degree in art or in one of the visual art specializations.
  2. I am enrolled in one of the following programs:
  3. Please upload: A brief Personal Statement describing your background, personal achievements, community service, which should reflect a commitment to arts education or to community arts organizations and goals and aspirations for the future. In the top right-hand corner of your word document, write your name, student ID#, and the words: Personal Statement. Use 12-point font, and one-inch margins.
  4. Please request: A letter of recommendation from an academic instructor, who can attest to your meritorious performance, personal strengths and can assess your potential for success.
  5. Please request: A letter of recommendation from an academic instructor, who can attest to your meritorious performance, personal strengths and can assess your potential for success.
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