The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 14, 2014

BU sponsors competition, offers scholarships to incoming art students

The Daily Item

— BLOOMSBURG — Scholarships will be awarded to three art studio majors entering Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in fall 2014, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor who was inspired by First Columbia Bank’s Teen Star Competition.

According to Jason Godeke, associate professor of art and art history, high school juniors and seniors planning to major in art studio at BU are eligible for awards of $1,500, $1,000 and $500. The scholarship recipients, selected through a portfolio review on April 26, and five additional honorable mention candidates also will receive $50 gift certificates for the University Store.

The scholarship competition will include a juried exhibition from May 9 to 31 in the Moose Exchange, downtown Bloomsburg. A reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for the evening of May 9.

Students interested in being considered for the BU art department scholarship must pre-register for the portfolio review by March 31. To learn more about the scholarship program and application guidelines, contact Godeke at or (570) 389-4187.