This year’s $2,000 scholarship winner is Heather Androwick of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Scholarship Chair Clare Gutierrez tells us that Heather has started her senior year, working toward her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major concentration in photography, at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
Heather’s transcripts show she has taken courses in Darkroom, Intro to Digital Media, Intro to Digital Photography, Theme Practices in Photography, History of Photography, Advanced Photography and Photography Studio. She is especially interested in landscapes, according to Clare, and has applied for internships with state and national parks.
This year there were just over 50 scholarship applications from across the country. Clare said there were quite a few from the East Coast, especially New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida, but also from Utah, Idaho, Texas, and California.
Clare also reports that she contacted last year’s scholarship winner, Carlen Smith of Boyd, Texas. Carlen is continuing her studies at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, moving forward with the same major ― Wildlife Sustainability/Ecosystem Science. She spent this summer with the Tarleton State Wildlife Office, studying rare plant species for the state of Texas, and Clare tells us that Carlen again thanked RMOWP for our assistance.