Academy of Art University Student Receives 2008 AIGA San Francisco Enrichment Scholarship

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Sumila Mehta, a 2008 graduate of the Academy of Art University, School of Graphic Design, is the recipient of the 2008 AIGA San Francisco Enrichment Scholarship.

I am thrilled for Sumila. She is a wonderfully talented designer and this scholarship is a testament to her abilities

Academy of Art University, School of Graphic Design 2008 graduate Sumila Mehta is the recipient of the 2008 AIGA San Francisco Enrichment Scholarship. This is the third consecutive year that an Academy of Art University graphic design student has received this prestigious award, and the fifth time in the past nine years.

Each year a jury of design professionals conducts a rigorous selection process. The 2008 jury included Josh Chen of Chen Design, Jennifer Sonderby, SF MOMA, and Ravinder Basra, Education Chair, AIGA San Francisco.

The annual design competition was developed to support and encourage diversity in graphic design. It provides an opportunity for AIGA student members to expand their educational experience through special programs offered by accredited institutions both nationally and internationally. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded as a means for the recipient to attend the design program of their choice.

In addition to this scholarship, Sumila will also be asked to design the announcement for the 2009 AIGA SF Enrichment Scholarship.

"I am thrilled for Sumila. She is a wonderfully talented designer and this scholarship is a testament to her abilities," said Mary Scott, Chair, School of Graphic Design, Academy of Art University.

About the Academy of Art University, San Francisco:
With nearly 12,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation's largest private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BFA, M.Arch and MFA programs, as well as continuing art education with classes in copywriting, fashion merchandising, interior design, new media, computer animation, sculpture, graphic design, cinematography, industrial design, digital photography and car design. Students can also enroll in a flexible online degree program in art and design.

Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA-IAD) and NAAB (M-ARCH).

For more information visit http://www.academyart.edu or call 1-800-544-2787.

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