2022/23 Merit Scholarship Recipients | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2022/23 Merit Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following hardworking and very talented students for receiving Merit Scholarship Awards for the 2021/22 academic year.

Every year, a jury of MCAD faculty members awards Merit Scholarships to participating students based on displays of their work.

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Handmade light next to a plant
Riley Willison

Arts Entrepreneurship


Target Product Design Scholarship $2,000: Zachary Wegscheid
Lee Lynch and Terry Saario Entrepreneurial Studies Senior Merit Scholarship $4000: Zamira Mendoza
Lee Lynch and Terry Saario Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship $2000: Darryl Thomas III
Lee Lynch and Terry Saario Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship $2000: Riley Willison
Rob Dewey Innovation Award $1000: Darryl Thomas III

Design


Roy B Justus Senior Comic Merit Scholarship $4,000: Ngoc Doan
Roy B Justus Comic Art Scholarship $2,000: Bailey Gross
Roy B Justus Comic Art Scholarship $2,000: Olivia Hilliard
Will Eisner Sequential Art Scholarship $2,000: Vivian Walters
Dominique Postiglione Memorial Scholarship $2,000: Kip Lou
Senior Illustration Merit Scholarship $4,000: Ngan Huynh
Illustration Merit Scholarship $2,000: Riley Wright
Illustration Merit Scholarship: Natalie Vilter
R. Thomas & Gaylord Benson Senior Graphic Design Merit Scholarship $4000: Ash Nichols
Graphic Design Merit Scholarship $2,000: Bailey Meadow 
Graphic Design Merit Scholarship $2,000: Chase Schulte

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Illustration of frogs singing
Natalie Vilter
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Series of collaged images
Ethan Storlie

Foundation Studies


Foundation Merit Scholarship $2,000: Ethan Storlie
Foundation Merit Scholarship $2,000: Makayla Smith
Foundation Merit Scholarship $2,000: Gaby Beilke
Foundation Merit Scholarship $2,000: Jacob Pearson
Foundation Merit Scholarship $2,000: Brooke Adams

Fine Arts


Class of 1978 Senior Merit Award $4,000: Sage Phillips
Class of 1978 Senior Merit Award $4,000: Cade Duff
Class of 1978 Senior Merit Award: Skylar Bull Lyon
Dean Wilson Art of Making Senior Merit Scholarship $4,000: James Schallenkemp
Dean Wilson Art of Making Senior Merit Scholarship $4,000: Mckennan Folkerts
Patricia B Saunders Merit Scholarship $3,000: Lynaea Russom
Patricia Kennedy Crump Merit Scholarship $1,500: Lily Tug
Kinji Akagawa Merit Scholarship $2,500: Vernon Vanderwood
Christian Hans Nielsen Materials Scholarship $500 Art Cellar Certificate: Joshua Anstrand
Hearst Fine Arts Studio Merit $2,000: Lily Fridell
Class of 1978 Fine Arts Studio Merit Scholarship $2,000: Max Paulin
Class of 1978 Drawing and Painting Merit Scholarship $2,000: Sally Carr
Class of 1978 Drawing and Painting Merit Scholarship $2,000: Mizz. Wormhole
Dean Wilson Art of Making Furniture Merit Scholarship $2,000: Lydia Egge
Dean Wilson Art of Making Furniture Merit Scholarship $2,000: Chance Tatum
Dean Wilson Art of Making Print Paper Book Merit Scholarship $2,000: Zander Skelton
Dean Wilson Art of Making Print Paper Book Merit Scholarship $2,000: Payton Felper
Dean Wilson Art of Making Sculpture Merit Scholarship $2,000: Jadrian Hein
Dean Wilson Art of Making Sculpture Merit Scholarship $2,000: Nico Enstrom

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Abstracted painting of a butterfly
Mizz. Wormhole
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Still from a film, showing a plant overlayed with a sunset
Guillermo Limones Bonilla

Media Arts


Virginia M. Binger Senior Animation Merit Scholarship $4,000: Mady Vrkljan
Hearst Senior Filmmaking Merit Scholarship $4,000: Tristan Crawford
West Photo Senior Photography Scholarship $4,000: London King
Web and Multimedia Scholarship $4,000: Hollie Leggett
Virginia M. Binger Animation Merit Scholarship $2,000: Grey Anderson
Virginia M. Binger Animation Merit Scholarship $2,000: Kiana Tucker
Filmmaking Merit Scholarship: Mau Ojeda
Filmmaking Merit Scholarship $2,000: Guillermo Limones Bonilla
Photography Merit Scholarship $2,000: Dade Mann
Photography Merit Scholarship $2,000: Camryn Smith
Web and Multimedia Merit Scholarship $2,000: Kyle Williams
Web and Multimedia Merit Scholarship $2,000: Ingrid Schelzel

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Merit Award Scholarship $2,000: Makayla Smith

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Portrait of Makayla with plants
Makayla Smith
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Image of a colorful glass installation
Joy Li

Graduate


Master of Fine Arts Merit Award $2,000: Lokho Kotile
Master of Fine Arts Merit Award $2,000: Angela St. Vrain 
Master of Fine Arts 2020 Fund Award $1,500: Joy Li 
Graphic and Web Design Merit Scholarship Award $1,000: Davy Jones
Graphic and Web Design Merit Scholarship Award $1,000: Tamara McLean
Sustainable Design Merit Scholarship Award: Michelle Moore
Sustainable Design Merit Scholarship Award: Cindy Shi