2009 Nagler Scholar Olivia McClendon (Smith College ’13) with Niclas Nagler, receiving her award at the Urban Arts Festival.
The mission of the Nagler Scholarship award is to support community-minded students who demonstrate a strong need for financial support in their college years and who are exemplary participants in a Urban Arts program. Preference will be given to students who are actively involved in addressing prejudice in their communities. The Nagler Scholarship will be in the amount of $10,000 a year for four years. Yearly renewal of funds is dependent on annual reviews and excellent academic performance.
The Nagler College Scholarship was established in 2007 by long-time Urban Arts supporter and Board member, Niclas Nagler. The first recipient was Meagan Villacorta, NDHS ’07, followed by Frank Turiano, ESCHS ’08 and Olivia McClendon in ’09. Meagan, Frank and Olivia served as exemplary high school students and Urban Arts young citizen artists who showed hard work, dedication, exceptional performance and growth artistically, academically, and as members of their community.
The Nagler Scholar is nominated by an Urban Arts teaching artist and their teacher who can speak to an applicant’s talents and experiences as an Urban Arts student. Winning Nagler Scholars’ applications were thoughtful, well-written, and specific, and students showed remarkable poise during an interview before the Nagler Scholarship Panel.
Applications are completed online here.
Application Deadline: March 26, 2010