Two MSJ University graphic design seniors win top scholarship prizes

Academics, Graphic Design, School of Arts & Humanities, Department of Graphic Design

By: Jessica Baltzersen

File Under: all-star, graphic design, scholarships

Two Mount senior graphic design majors, Catie Adams ’15 and Melanie Monahan ’15, knocked it out of the park with scholarship homeruns from the Three Arts Scholarship Fund.

Adams crossed the plate with first prize in the undergraduate Visual Arts category, with Monahan following close behind as the second place prize winner.

 “To have one scholarship winner from our University represents the strength of our students, faculty, and staff. Two from the same University, first and second place, is just amazing! That says we're one of the best around,” says Kurt Grannan, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.

In 2015 the Three Arts Scholarship Fund awarded over $210,000 in scholarship awards to junior, senior, and Masters level college women majoring in the fields of Music, Visual Arts, and Drama/Musical Theater within a 75-mile radius of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The recipients were each awarded a scholarship based on their portfolio and visual artwork.

 “I’m extremely grateful for the committee that chose me. There were so many others who were very talented,” says Adams. “Winning this award gave me the confidence in what I’m doing when it comes to graphic design.”

Though “All-Star” Monahan is recognized for her individual achievement, she gives credit to her Mount team.

"The Mount's graphic design program sets up its students for success, I was offered the opportunity to complete 4 co-ops during my time at the mount, each one gave me a different perspective of the industry and enhanced my experience in graphic design,” says Monahan. “The mount creates exposure and opportunity for its students, I could not be happier with my experience in the graphics program at the Mount.”