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Donor-Funded Scholarships: J-L

David Jacobs '61 International Scholarship

David Jacobs, whose career spans nearly 25 years, wrote or produced more than 700 hours of episodic television, including two of the longest-running dramas in the history of the medium-Dallas and Knots Landing-which reshaped American popular culture. The David Jacobs '61 International Scholarship is awarded every four years to MICA's top entering international student who demonstrates ability, interest, motivation, potential, commitment, and need.

Rheda Luntz Josephs Memorial Scholarship

The Rheda Luntz Josephs Memorial Scholarship commemorates Rheda Luntz Josephs, who studied at MICA, had a career in teaching, and was a successful regional artist. The scholarship is funded annually by her family.

Harriet '67 & Philp E. Klein Scholarship

The Harriet '67 and Philip Klein Scholarship is funded primarily through an endowment established by Philip E. Klein along with gifts in memory of his late wife Harriet Klein, a sculptor and MICA alumna. Noted Baltimore philanthropists, lovers of art and artists, the Kleins have been longtime, generous friends of the College. The waterfall in The Gateway courtyard is named Harriet's Haven in honor and memory of Mrs. Klein.

Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Scholarship

Marion & Henry Knott were a significant philanthropic force in the Baltimore region for over 40 years, and their generosity lives on today through the Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation. Since 1966, the Knott Foundation has had a significant history of giving to MICA's campaigns, including helping to refurbish the Fox Building and the historic Mount Royal Station. The Knotts established this endowed scholarship in 1992 to provide assistance for Catholic students educated within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Perna Krick '31 & Reuben Kramer '32 Fellowship

The Perna Krick '31 and Reuben Kramer '32 Award of Merit is awarded annually to a meritorious and deserving student enrolled in the Rinehart School of Sculpture.

Patricia Lion Krongard '77, '90 Art Education Scholarship and Art Education Award

The Patricia Lion Krongard '77, '90 Art Education Award was established by Patricia Lion Krongard, a valued member of the Art Education family at MICA first as a graduate student in the MAT program and, later, a patron and supporter of the department. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating MAT student who has the potential to make a difference in the lives of students.

Mark A. Kusiak Family Scholarship in Printmaking

Mark Kusiak was a Baltimore native who studied electrical engineering and held the position of Vice President of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Herndon, VA. He was known as a brilliant engineer with an irresistible personality, but a tragic bicycle accident took Mark's life at age 45. Mark's wife, Rita Kusiak, and daughter, MICA alumna Sharon Kusiak '16 (MAT Art Education), created a scholarship to honor the legacy of their husband and father. Established in 2015, the Mark A. Kusiak Family Scholarship in Printmaking is a competitive scholarship available to a returning undergraduate student in good/meritorious academic standing.

Arnell Lewis Land Art Scholarship

Arnell Lewis Land was a gifted artist who was born in Brunswick, Georgia and who grew up in that community in the 1920s and 1930s. As a young woman, Mrs. Land never fully pursued the development of her innate talents, largely because existing societal values prevented her from receiving the encouragement to do so. Although Mrs. Land was never formally trained in art, she had a passionate love of painting and enjoyed working in watercolors and oils in her home in Potomac, Maryland. To encourage young women to develop their skills by obtaining the training opportunity she never received, Mrs. Land created the Arnell Lewis Land Art Scholarship at MICA.

Nora & Eugene Leake Scholarship in Painting

The Nora and Eugene Leake Scholarship in Painting is an endowed scholarship for meritorious undergraduate painters. Established in 2002 by Nina Leake Richardson and Nora Leake Cameron, the scholarship honors their parents, Eugene W. "Bud" Leake, Jr. and Nora Leake. They lived mainly in Kentucky before moving to Baltimore in 1961 when Mr. Leake became President of MICA. Mr. Leake cared deeply about art and artists and during his 13-year tenure at MICA oversaw great change and expansion at the College. From 1961 to 1974 he oversaw the creation of the Hoffberger School of Painting, the tripling of students and faculty populations, campus expansion through the acquistion and renovation of the Mt. Royal Station, full accreditation, and establishment of an innovative fine arts curriculum. Mr. Leake was one of Maryland's foremost landscape painters and his work has been exhibited in museums nationwide, including The Metropolitian Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and The Baltimore Museum of Art. He is represented in Baltimore by Grimaldis Gallery, and his landscapes are the subject of a book, Maryland Landscapes of Eugene Leake, written by Craig Hankin '79 and published by the JHU press.

John J. Leidy Foundation Scholarship

The John J. Leidy Foundation Scholarship is given by the John J. Leidy Foundation through the John J. Leidy Foundation, which supports the arts and culture, neighborhood and community improvement, health care, disaster relief, education, and the elderly, among other worthy causes.

The Lenore Fund

The Lenore Fund memorializes Lenore Schwarzer Fried, whose life-long love of art and family this scholarship donor wished to honor. While Lenore never received formal art training, she had a passion for art and enjoyed painting throughout her life. This scholarship was established to assist and encourage students who, like Lenore, have a love of art but who can't afford the expense of college art instruction.

Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship

The Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship was created in 2007 to support an emerging artist graduating from one of MICA's MFA programs. Toby Devan Lewis is a philanthropist, art collector, author, and curator who served as curator for the Progressive Corporation's art collection, one of the top contemporary art collections in the country. In 2006, she created The Toby Fund, a private foundation, to foster creativity in the arts, education, health, environment, and the development of progressive institutions.

Gregg Lhotsky '86 Photography Scholarship

Gregg Lhotsky is a partner in Bernstein & Andriulli, a NYC agency that manages the careers of some of the world's most successful commercial photographers specializing in advertising, fashion, and editorial photography. As a 1986 MICA graduate with a BFA in photography, Gregg is grateful for the professional foundation that his MICA education established and hopes that this scholarship will enable the recipient to further his or her career goals.

Morris Louis '32 Scholarship

The Morris Louis '32 Scholarship commemorates one of MICA's most famous graduates, internationally renowned Color Field painter Morris Louis Born Morris Bernstein in 1912, Louis became one of the leading artists of the 20th century. His paintings hang in countless private and public collections, including the Guggenheim; the National Gallery of Art; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Louis's widow, longtime MICA supporter Marcella Brenner, created this scholarship in 1988 to provide substantial support for a meritorious and deserving painter with a demonstrated commitment during his or her senior year.


Please contact Nayeli Garcia Mowbray, Assistant Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations, at mgarciamowbray@mica.edu or 443-423-1023 for corrections to this list.

This page was last updated on 04/05/2018.