The Robert Villamagna Jr. Memorial scholarship is available to current WLU Art Education and Visual Communication Design students. This scholarship was established in memory of Robert Villamagna Jr., who passed away at the young age of 28 after a tragic train/car accident. He was passionate about art, particularly, black and white photography. His father, Robert Villamagna Sr., an art faculty member, and William Baronak, a colleague, led the effort to establish this scholarship fund to benefit WLU students who had a similar passion for visual arts. 
This scholarship will benefit WLU visual arts students that will be sophomores, juniors or seniors during the 2017-18 academic year.

Selected students will display financial need and will be required to give back to the campus and/or greater community through art. The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 per year disbursed at $500 per semester. The amount and number of awards are subject to change depending on fund growth

Students entering their sophomore, junior or senior semesters during the 2017-18 academic year will be considered
Major in Visual Communication Design or Art Education
Preference for a student who displays financial need
Desire to give back to campus and/or the greater community through art


Each student interested in the scholarship must fill out the Scholarship Application Form. If you do not send completed form to prof. Martyna Matusiak ([email protected]) you will not be considered for the scholarship.

April 5th, 2017-May, 5th 2017 scholarship applications accepted online. Completed application must be sent to Prof. Matusiak: [email protected] by May 25th, 2017 – notification will be sent to awarded student.

With any questions please contact prof. Martyna Matusiak
Martyna Matusiak
College of Arts and Communication
Email: [email protected]
Office: Fine Arts #205
Phone: 304-336-8417

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