$500 Scholarship: Cherkis Award, Entries due 5/6

Spring 2012 Cherkis Scholoar, Nick Venaglia

Submissions for this years Cherkis Scholarshop are due 5/6. Submit a portfolio of 12-20 images comprising a cohesive body of work and an an artist statement. Portfolios should be dropped off in the Dept. Chairs Office (VART 162). Include your name and contact information. Questions? Ask Prof. Bob McAteer.

About the Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship

Yefim Cherkis was a dedicated photography student at City College of San Francisco who, in 1994, tragically lost his life at the age of twenty.

Yefim’s passion for photography and presence in the departmental community was an inspiration to his fellow students. After his untimely death the Photography Department decided to honor him by establishing a bi-annual merit award: The Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship.

Since 1994, the Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship has continued to assist talented photography students in our community. The scholarship has been generously endowed and supported by Yefim’s family and friends.

Portfolio submissions are solicited by the department each semester and an award of $500 is given to the student whose work is judged superior based on concept, creativity, and technical mastery.


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