LOCK HAVEN - The Lock Haven University Foundation announces establishment of a new endowed scholarship to support the arts.
The Krevsky Scholarship for the Arts has been established in honor of Margery Krevsky, a 1966 graduate of the university, a member of the university's Council of Trustees and a supporter of the arts at the university.
"I am deeply grateful and honored by the generosity of the donors who stepped forward to create this scholarship at the university," said Krevsky upon learning about the scholarship's for-mation.
The scholarship will be awarded to students at LHU who are studying in an arts-related discipline at the university, with first preference given to a student studying piano performance. Students in other arts disciplines will be eligible for awards as well.
"The arts are an important part of an education, as they always have been for centuries. This new scholarship is a demonstration of the commitment to continue to provide opportunities for students to study the arts," said Keith O. Barrows, executive direction of the LHU Foundation.
Commenting on the need for the arts in higher education, Krevsky said, "We need people who can do more than add a string of numbers and write a coherent sentence. We need graduates who can solve problems, communicate ideas strongly, yet be sensitive to the world. Participating in the arts is one of the best ways to develop these abilities. Creative thinking comes from people who have played in a band, performed a concerto, acted in a play, sung in a choir or painted a picture. These activities and processes enhance symbiotic thinking capability and not always thinking in the same paradigm. So we learn how to kick-start a new idea, get a job done better, less expensively, more compellingly, and add some fun and laughter along the way."
The Foundation administers about 200 individual scholarships for students at the university.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Foundation"s website - www.lhufoundation.org - or by contacting the Foundation at Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, 10 Susquehanna Ave., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.