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Graduate wins art scholarship for third year in a row

The Three Arts Scholarship Fund awarded painting major Beth Shortt $1,600

05/21/04

Beth Shortt, a 2004 graduate from Louisville, Ky., received a Three Arts Scholarship of $1,600 at a recent luncheon at the Kenwood Country Club. This is the third year she has received a Three Arts award.

The painting major, who won based on an interview and review of her artwork, will travel to Scotland this fall to study for her master of fine arts at the Edinburgh College of Art and Design.

The Three Arts Scholarship Fund works to forward art education for junior and senior female college students by awarding scholarships in three areas: art, music and drama.

"The recognition and financial assistance for our junior and senior women art majors has been enormously helpful for the rising costs involved with the study of art," said Marsha Karagheusian, chair of the department of art.

Juniors Elizabeth Kauffman and Tirzah DeCaria also received Three Arts Scholarships. Kauffman, a painting and drawing major from Ft. Wayne, Ind., received $1,200, and Tirzah DeCaria, a sculpture major from Nashville, Tenn., received $700. Photographs of the three winners' work are available on the department of art web site.