2017 UWSP Fine Art Awards

The most important way financial support has been used to awarded UWSP students who excel in music, drama, and art. In 1980's the Festival started a scholarship program to encourage young artists at UWSP. The College of Fine Arts and Communication is the only one in Wisconsin accredited by all four professional associations: Art and Design, Dance,Music, and Theatre.  UWSP is one of only 30 universities in the nation with those credentials.

Timothy Zeszutek, Nominerdene Erdenebileg, Alexander Ferkey, Sarah Rosenquist

2017 UWSP Fine Art Awards

The FOA Council raises money to award five UW-SP Fine Art Students with a $500 Art Education Award.

 Timothy Zeszutek- Studio- sponsored by 2016 Silent Auction Artists
Nominerdene Erdenebileg -Graphic Design- sponsored by Investors Community Bank
Sarah Rosenquist-Dance/Theatre- sponsored by Sentry Insurance
Alexander Ferkey-Music- sponsored by Aspirus
Ivy Boudreau-Arts Management Intern- sponsored by 2016 Silent Auction Artists

2016 UWSP Fine Art Awards

Brooke Newman- Studio - sponsored by the Silent Auction Artists 

Peichuan "Jacob" Ji- Graphic Design - sponsored by Aspirus  


Natalie Trumm- Music - sponsored by Investors Community Bank


Madeline Schultz-Dance- sponsored by Delta Dental 

2015 Art Education Award winners

Alyssa Vallin, BFA-Graphic Design (sponsored  North Wind Renewable Energy)

Brooke Newman, BFA-2D (sponsored by the UWSP- College of Fine Arts Alumni)

Marie Von Rueden, Music (Aspirus)

Courtney Holly, BFA-Acting (sponsored by Gimme Shelter Construction & Alchemy Concrete)

To become a Sponsor for a UWSP Student Scholarship please contact Jessie Fritsch at jessie@jessiefritsch.com for information about your fully tax deductible gift.

"Thank you for providing the Festival of the Arts Scholarship. I can't explain how much I appreciate your suppport in my education. It woudn't be possible without your help and for that I am truly grateful. Your generosity is overwhelming and I'm excited to push myself and see what I can accomplish in the upcoming years of studying violin" -Marie Von Rueden-