Student Recipient of the Maggie Thompson Phipps Scholarship

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Remembering a Beautiful Soul Maggie Thompson Phipps was a 2007 Nossi College of Art Photography graduate. In addition to her brilliant personality, Maggie was known by her special ability to capture a person’s essence through her photography. Unfortunately, Maggie passed away in 2016 after a hard-fought battle against brain cancer. Her family has set up an annual scholarship for Nossi Photography students all the way through 2022. A scholarship panel led by Tom Stanford, Nossi’s Photography Coordinator, with the help of Nossi’s Admissions team selected students to submit a photograph and a one-page essay about how they intend to change the world through their passion for photography. 2018 Scholarship Winner Tylor Hutcheson was selected as the recipient of the 2018/2019 scholarship, after submitting his endearing essay and photo. In the essay he writes on the passion he feels for photography, the desire to help others around him, & how being a student at Nossi College presented him with opportunities he didn’t think he had a shot at. Tylor states, “As I’ve gotten older I realize that even if you can’t see it, life works itself out. That doesn’t mean standing idly by, but it does mean that the right people and opportunities will come into your life at exactly the right moment. The way I see it now, if I can have a positive impact on just ten people while I’m at Nossi then all of this will have been worth it. I believe that through my passion for photography and…

Student Honored with Maggie Thompson Phipps Scholarship

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Maggie Thompson Phipps graduated from Nossi College of Art in 2007 and was an energetic soul who could capture a person’s character and essence through still photographs. She loved photography, specifically portraiture, because she enjoyed working with people and capturing their spirit. Unfortunately, Maggie passed in 2016. Nossi College of Art wanted to honor the memory of Maggie and her passion to live on in future photographers. For the Fall 2017 semester, Nossi established the Maggie Thompson Phipps Memorial Scholarship and donated $1,500 to impact the life of a hard-working Nossi photography student. A scholarship panel led by Tom Stanford, Nossi’s Photography Coordinator, with the help of Nossi’s Admissions team selected students to submit a photograph and a one-page essay about how they intend to change the world through their passion for photography. The scholarship winner, Giovanni Silva from Hunter’s Lane High School, submitted a picture of Giovanni’s cousin playfully chasing bubbles. The photo shoot was originally intended as a portrait shoot to capture some family photos, and it turned into a playful day at the park. After his cousin took interest in the bubbles, Giovanni noticed the child’s delight. “I could see the happiness in his face,” said Giovanni. “He was just so into the bubbles, that’s when I went in for the shot.” Silva’s scholarship essay discussed how cameras have changed the word and how technology has changed cameras; however, is it the photographer behind the camera that retains all assets to creating and making an impactful photograph….

Fall Classes Commence, Congrats to our Scholarship Winners!

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

The fall semester began, welcoming over a hundred new students to campus to work on their creative careers. Nossi College of Art honors a variety of scholarships to students who demonstrate both academic and creative excellence. This year 20 students were awarded over $88,000 in two scholarships, the Mahtaban and Presidential Scholarships. The Mahtaban Scholarship focuses on the areas of graphic design and illustration and was named in honor of founder Nossi Vatandoost’s mother. Scholarship recipient Stephanie Young said, “I greatly appreciate the time and effort everyone took to carefully read through each applicant’s essay and found something special in mine.” Achievement of this award demonstrates the student has shown an exceptional ability in art to their high school art instructor and/or counselor, as well as a promising future as a professional, commercial artist. The Presidential Scholarship shows specifically that the student has developed an outstanding eye for photography or videography during high school. The selection process for both scholarships is rigorous, as students must provide an in-depth portfolio of their work, write a one-page essay and obtain a supporting letter of recommendation. Presidential recipient Cody Perry said, “This is an honor to win an award based on my portfolio of videos. Being able to build on this interest of mine is very exciting.” We want to congratulate this year’s winners, as they begin their exciting education here at Nossi College of Art: Madelyn Andersen of Station Camp High School Mahtaban Scholarship for Art and Nossi Hope Scholarship Brendan Barraza…

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