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Donor-Funded Scholarships: D-F

D'Anna Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

The D'Anna Summer Study Abroad Scholarship allows a MICA student to participate in the MICA Summer Study Abroad program in either Sorrento, Italy or Santorini and Karpathos, Greece.

Sgt. Ralph Roland Demuth Memorial Scholarship

The Sergeant Ralph Ronald Demuth Memorial Scholarship commemorates Ralph Ronald Demuth, who attended evening classes at MICA and was killed in Normandy during the Second World War. The scholarship was established through a bequest by his sister, Elizabeth Demuth, a schoolteacher who later worked as a reference librarian at the Johns Hopkins University.

Mathias J. DeVito Scholarship

In May 1995, Mathias J. DeVito retired from his position as The Rouse Company's CEO after 25 years of outstanding leadership. Later that spring, Anthony W. Deering (President and new CEO) asked DeVito how the Company might recognize his countless contributions to the Company and the community; Mr. DeVito suggested the creation of a scholarship fund at MICA to be awarded to students of great talent and promise, personal character, and with an interest in the social and cultural context for the creation of art. In addition to a generous grant from The Rouse Company, the Company's directors and senior management stepped forward to honor Mr. DeVito. These gifts, matched by Mr. DeVito, have created an endowment of a half-million dollars.

Evergreen House Foundation Scholarship

Evergreen House, whose cultural and educational role the Foundation was created to perpetuate, serves as a contemporary gallery and performance venue as well as a historical site and museum. The 145-year-old house and its 26-acre grounds, owned from the 1880s to the 1940s by descendents of John W. Garrett, a president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and then bequeathed to the Johns Hopkins University, have been open to the public since 1992 for historical tours and for cultural and educational programs. In addition, Evergreen House regularly features exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who use the Garrett family's superb collection of art as a catalyst and foil for their own creative expression.

FASQA Prize

The Faculty and Staff Queer Alliance (FASQA) Prize was created in 2009 to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students who contribute to the LGBTQ community at MICA.

Samson Feldman '25 Scholarships

In Art Education and Illustration

The Samson Feldman '25 Scholarships are awarded each year to one Art Education and one Illustration major. The scholarships were established by Sadie B. and Rosetta A. Feldman in memory of their brother Samson. The Feldman family's association with MICA dates to 1910, when Samson Feldman began taking classes at the College. He studied design and was a talented designer/illustrator, ceramicist, photographer, and jewelry designer. Sadie Feldman attended MICA many years later, receiving a diploma in 1930 and a postgraduate certificate in teacher education in 1931. She, Samson, and their sister Rosetta, now deceased, became loyal friends of MICA, generously supporting the library, the endowed scholarship program, and residencies for visiting artists, designers, and lecturers.

Josh Fendell Pre-College Award

The Josh Fendell Pre-College Award is a Maryland Artists Equity Foundation (MAEF) at MICA scholarship that MICA started awarding in 2008 when MAEF merged with the College. Josh Fendell, an artist and instructor who died in 1994, was memorialized by his wife Carol when she created the Josh Fendell Pre-College Award. The award helps a deserving young person from Baltimore City attend MICA's domestic Pre-College program. Josh taught the materials class at MICA for over 25 years, which was a required course for art education students. Scholarship winners who wish to learn more about Josh are encouraged to explore a copy of Xcerpts, which is available in MICA's Decker Library. Josh compiled Xcerpts, a series of resources to stimulate classroom discussion, over his 30 year teaching career.

William Ferguson Merit Scholarship

William Ferguson Merit Scholarshiparship is one of MICA's oldest endowed scholarships and is given annually to meritorious and deserving students of any major. It was established in 1906 with a bequest from the estate of William Ferguson.

C. Louise Mullan Flanigan '34 Scholarship

The C. Louise Mullan Flanigan '34 Scholarship is provided through annual gifts from longtime MICA friends the Thomas F. and Clementine L. Mullan Foundation and the Joseph Mullan Company. The scholarship honors C. Louise Mullan Flanigan, the Foundation's secretary and the daughter of its founders. Mrs. Flanigan graduated from MICA in 1934 with a degree in Costume Design. For the next 60 years, she operated her own gift shop in the Ambassador Hotel, putting her MICA training to use in the selection and display of merchandise for the store, which she often found during extensive would tours that took her to a total of 150 countries.

France-Merrick Community Arts Partnership Fellowship General Scholarship

In recognition of the contributions to Baltimore City neighborhoods by Maryland Institute College of Art's Community Arts Partnerships Program (CAP), the France-Merrick Foundation of Baltimore created a $1 million endowment to provide financial support for MICA students while they are engaged in community service through CAP. The CAP program involves nearly 200 of the College's undergraduate and graduate students each year in 40 community-based arts projects for children, youth, and adults.

 

Please contact Erin Chrest, Director of Stewardship, at echrest@mica.edu or 410-225-2493 for corrections to this list.