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October 9, 2018

Student Spotlight: Taylor Plourde ‘19 & Becca Graves ‘20 Selected as Semi-Finalists for the Nikon International Storytellers Scholarship

Congratulations to Taylor Plourde (‘19) Communication Major - Media Concentration and SA President; and Becca Graves (‘20) Digital Media Art Major (Visual Arts) and member of the Academic Research & Leadership Honors Program; for being selected as semi-finalists for the Nikon International Storytellers Scholarship this past June 2018. Becca was recognized for her heartwarming Short Documentary profiling the personality and purpose of the Contemporary Choir at The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Brockport, NY. Taylor was recognized for her Photographic Series and accompanying Photobookwork/”Magazine” project, Consuming US, an exploration of how the fashion industry and its images, and consumer culture in general, affect society. Even though not selected as one of the ten student finalists awarded the scholarship, Roberts Wesleyan College is still proud of their great work and congratulates them on this prestigious designation. Both projects were completed in 2018 under the mentorship of Associate Professor Romy Hosford.

Established by Nikon Inc. as part of the brand’s 100th-anniversary celebration, The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship supports the next generation of visual content creators. The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited, non-profit college/university or vocational/technical school in the United States or Canada pursuing degrees in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography, and multimedia/content creation who will have completed their freshman year of college or academic equivalent before Fall 2018.

Eligible students can apply to be one of ten individuals awarded with an academic scholarship of USD $10,000, to help foster their growth and pursue careers in creative fields. Semi-finalists will be invited to submit a portfolio of images or brief video for consideration by a selection committee who will determine the ten winning applicants. Scholarships will be awarded for use in the 2018-2019 academic school year.

More information about the scholarship program can be found here: http://programs.applyists.com/nikon/

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