IWU Student Awarded Art Scholarship
Self-portrait in Acrylic
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
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