Congratulations to the Gerald Sullivan Award Recipients
The Department of Art and Art History congratulates three talented studio art majors as this year's Gerald Sullivan Scholarship recipients: Stina Arstorp, Laura Diggs and Victoria Russo.
Father Gerald P. Sullivan S.J., who taught drawing and painting at SCU from 1971-2009, established this award with his mother, Mary Sullivan, to honor those students who show exceptional effort and skill in the study of the figure. The students’ performance overall is important, but the award is based primarily on figurative work. There are very few merit based scholarships at SCU and this one is important to the department because it represents the foundation of our program, one that Fr. Sullivan helped to create. Traditionally it is presented in the junior year so that the student or students winning the award can return and serve as a role model for the younger students who will be eligible in the future. In other words, this award comes with some responsibility.
In this unusual year we are blessed with an extremely large group of qualified individuals. Given this, we are awarding the scholarship to three individuals, each of whom has substantial but different skills. All three have the potential to make next year’s senior exhibit one of the best in history. Congratulations Stina, Laura and Victoria on this significant achievement! We look forward to seeing the amazing work you will produce in the coming academic year as representatives of the scholarship.