12 Bermudians receive Peter Leitner Arts Scholarships
Twelve young Bermudians were awarded Peter Leitner Arts Scholarships in a special presentation ceremony at the Windjammer II Gallery this week.
Nine of the twelve are first-time recipients.
Receiving scholarships for the first time were: Rachel Antonition, Megan Burgess, Hannah Dill, Rochelle Minors, Shelby Rodrigues, Malachi Simmons, Jarae Thompson, Rowan Vickers, and Domico Watson.
Repeat recipients are Cory Brangman, Rajai Denbrook, and Tsilala Graham-Haynes.
The following students are to begin their studies in the UK: Rachel Antonition is to pursue a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture at Kingston University, Surrey; Megan Burgess is to pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree at Rochester Institute of Technology; Hannah Dill is to pursue a bachelor’s degree in drama and physical theatre at St Mary’s University College, London. Malachi Simmons is to pursue a bachelor of arts degree in visual theatre at Edgehill University; Jarae Thompson is to pursue a bachelor of arts degree in graphic and visual design at University of Greenwich, London; Shelby Rodrigues is to pursue a bachelor of arts degree in interior architecture at Nottingham Trent.
Domico Watson is to begin a bachelor’s degree in visual arts at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia. He will be joined at Savannah by repeat scholarship winner Cory Brangman, who is pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual effects.
Other repeat scholarship winners are: Rajai Denbrook who is studying for a bachelor’s degree in drama, applied theatre and education at Central School for Speech and Drama in London, England, and Tsilala Graham-Haynes, who is pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree with a double major in musical theatre at Carnegie Mellon University.
Rowan Vickers will begin studying drama and acting as he works toward a bachelor of fine arts degree at The Juilliard School, New York.
The arts were very important to architect Peter Leitner and his wife, Margaret. With this in mind, Mrs Leitner established the Peter Leitner Scholarship Fund in memory of her late husband. The scholarship is specifically devoted to helping young Bermudians fully realise their artistic talents. Each scholarship funds a year’s tuition for deserving Bermudian students of the arts, either in Bermuda or abroad.
Useful website: www.artsscholarship.bm.