February 21, 2024


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Grant providing FSU Academy for the Arts scholarships


FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WBOY) — Fairmont Condition University’s Academy of the Arts acquired a $10,000 grant to give extra people the chance to participate in the creative arts.

The grant was provided to the arts plan by the Truist West Virginia Foundation. The funds will be utilised to present will need-based scholarships to learners of all ages for camps, classes and personal classes for the approaching tutorial calendar year.

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“We’re pleased to assistance Fairmont State University’s Academy for the Arts,” mentioned Truist West Virginia Basis executive director, Jacqueline Keene. “Truist is committed to our function to inspire and create improved life and communities, and we imagine the Truist West Virginia Foundation contribution to Fairmont Condition University will support make a variance in the lives of a lot of.”

The grant will let the Academy of the Arts to increase obtain and awareness of the innovative art academic programming it gives to the area.

“We have so a great deal talent in our community ideal in our back again garden and in Harrison County and Mon County and Taylor County and learners we get in our plan and so I know that there are more little ones out there that possibly this has been halting them owing to finical hardship and now they will be capable to appear and examine with us,” claimed Fairmont State’s Undertaking Arts System Director Leigh Anne Riley.  

Riley said the grant will help help her goal of never having to flip a pupil absent.

“We’ve had family members that have had work reduction, or definitely in the course of the pandemic, had shed of fiscal hardships and so just currently being equipped to have this resource to be in a position to offer to our present-day pupils, to brand name new pupils that maybe have in no way tried out us in advance of mainly because of a financial hardship, it is a excellent matter for our system,” Riley explained.  

College officers point out that the grant will also be employed to raise obtain to digital instruction alternatives that the Academy of the Arts delivers and support with an “establishment of a community of contacts among the educational institutions, libraries and other local community stakeholders to distribute ongoing info about scholarship and programming chances to likely learners.” 

Any individual fascinated in an application for the scholarship can e-mail [email protected] or phone 304-333-3655.


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