The family of James Harper '99 is awarding Lily Bartholomy-Tollbom '20 with its Bridget Chérie Harper Artist Scholarship, given annually to a USN student.
By Trent Boysen, Arts Department Co-Chair, Head of Visual Arts
Even though we are distant from one another during this unprecedented time. It’s important to know that celebrations of spirit can pull us just a little bit closer. And I couldn’t be more honored that artist Betty Harper, alumnus James Harper '99, and their family have continued to support the efforts of our talented young artists at USN.
Interesting fact, Betty Harper is responsible for the drawings of former PDS/USN directors on the third floor of the Hassenfeld Library. Betty and her family established The Bridget Chérie Harper Artist Scholarship Fund in memory of her daughter Bridget Harper, a sculptor and painter, who died of cancer in 2015. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating art student to aid in furthering their artistic dreams.
This year the family has selected Lily Bartholomy-Tollbom '20 as its recipient.
My wish is that we could have all been together for this honored presentation, but I think that the spirit of the occasion continues to shine the brightest despite the distance between us. Congratulations, Lily!