Scholarship Art

Self-portrait in Acrylic

IWU Student Awarded Art Scholarship

April 12, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan sophomore art major Leeya Jackson recently received the Studio Arts Center International (SACI) Consortium scholarship.  Worth $11,800, the award will allow Jackson to study abroad at SACI in Florence, Italy for the Fall 2011 semester.

SACI is a U.S. not-for-profit university art and design program. The organization has awarded $79,000 in scholarships to students studying at SACI in the upcoming semester.  Jackson was selected as the consortium scholar based on her submitted artwork, including Self-portrait in Acrylic (pictured). 

Jackson is most excited for the SACI art conservation course, where she will learn to repair Renaissance art. She will also take an art history course, which makes frequent trips to Italy’s many museums.  “I am also looking forward to being immersed in Florentine culture and exercising my Italian skills,” she said.

For additional information on SACI or SACI scholarship opportunities, contact International Office Director Stacey Shimizu at (309) 556-1096.

Contact: Hannah Griffin ’12, (309) 556-3181