FA&S- CSU Foundation - William & 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 2021-2022 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. Each campus may nominate one student.

Award Period: 2021-2022

Criteria:

• Must be enrolled at least half-time
• Must possess a bachelor’s degree in art or in one of the visual art specializations.
• Be enrolled in one of the following programs:

  1. A post baccalaureate program leading to a high school single subject teaching credential in the arts;
  2. A Master of Fine Arts program in art or one of the visual arts specialization; or
  3. A Master of Arts program in art or one of the visual arts specializations

• Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an 4.0 scale.
• Must provide two letters of recommendation from faculty members who can certify the student’s enrollment in a qualifying program and intent to contribute to art education in the schools or to visual arts
• Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications in the following order:

  1. First priority will be given to students enrolled in a program leading to a single subject teaching credential in the arts;
  2. Second 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

This scholarship opportunity involves a nomination process. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will forward application packets for nominees to the CSU Foundation. The CSU Foundation will make the final determination regarding chosen recipients. Congratulatory or regret emails will be forwarded to applicants via CPP email once the review and scoring process is completed. If selected as a nominee for this scholarship, the recipient will be required to submit supplemental materials as requested.

For questions regarding this opportunity, email scholarships@cpp.edu

To begin the application process, please complete your general application first, then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities >> Ours” tab and click on APPLY.

Award
$10,000
Scopes
CSU Foundation, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Deadline
05/14/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide a brief personal statement describing each of the following:
    1. Background
    2. Personal achievements
    3. Community service, reflecting a commitment to arts education or to community arts organizations
    4. Goals and aspirations for the future
  2. I am enrolled in a program leading to a single-subject teaching credential in the arts.
  3. I have a record of volunteer activities in the arts or I am currently engaged in arts volunteer activities in schools or community arts organizations
  4. Enter the name and email address for TWO separate faculty members who can certify your enrollment in a qualifying program and your intent to contribute to art education in schools or visual arts
    • Faculty Member One
    • Faculty Member Two
  5. Complete the fillable Applicant Information Form (instructions listed below)