Twenty students studying in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts have been awarded scholarships from the Valerie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation. The Canady Scholarships are among the most prestigious awards given in the college.
The scholarships are named for Valerie Canady, a Morgantown native and WVU summa cum laude graduate, who was among the 270 people who died in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in Dec. 1988. Canady, who worked for H.J. Heinz Co. in their London office, was an accomplished linguist and artist in different media of expression, especially in piano.
Loulie and William Canady, Valerie’s parents, and long-time residents of the Morgantown community, present the awards annually in the fall. Loulie Canady is a long-time supporter of the WVU School of Music and Dr. William Canady is professor emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry in the WVU School of Medicine. The Canadys are also the major patrons of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performances at WVU—a series that is named in memory of Valerie.
This year’s Canady scholars include:
School of Art & Design students
Kaitlin Nicole Chinn
Jared Bradley Peterson
Andrea Michelle Fowler
School of Music students
Jose Fernando Ramirez Macias
Jia Sin Hon
Jacob Raymond Bumgarner
Javier Camacho Alvarez
Bailey Elizabeth Ream
Tak Chiu Wong
Leticia Gabriele Grutzmann Januario
Ignacio Cuello Miralves
Tatiana Nanami Cassetta
Philip Stuart Nichols
Brandon Isaac Brown
To be considered for the award, students must have a high grade-point average, faculty references and be fluent in two languages.