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YCIS Students Receive World’s Top Scholarship

June, 2010
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ycis-art-sFor the third time within four years, Akiyo Kaneko, a graduate from Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS) has been offered The Frances Larkin McCommon Full Tuition Scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Akiyo Kaneko joins Capucine Gros (2007 Grad) and Naomi Yorke (2008 Grad) who earned this incredible honour. Akiyo was offered over US$200, 000 in scholarships this year from Savannah, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (S.A.I.C.) and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (S.M.F.A.) Boston, based on the merits of her Visual Arts Portfolio. Akiyo has accepted the four-year full tuition scholarship at SCAD, which is worth over US$120,000 Akiyo produced a brilliant portfolio, noted for conceptual sophistication. Congratulations to Akiyo. 

= YCIS graduate, Sanghee Kim was also offered over US$140,000 in merit scholarships for her spectacular Visual Arts portfolio. Sanghee earned acceptance to several schools and major scholarships from Savannah ($60,000 over four years), S.M.F.A. Boston, California College of Art and S.A.I.C. Sanghee will attend School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Bella (Bo Gum) Choi, another YCIS graduate also “wowed” the scholarship panels at S.C.A.D, S.M.F.A., C.C.A. and S.A.I.C. with her monochromatic body of work. Bella was offered a total of $120,000 in scholarships and will join Sanghee and a group of esteemed YCIS former graduates at S.A.I.C. next year.

Graduate Bora Yoo was offered close to $100,000 collectively in scholarships from S.M.F.A., S.C.A.D., C.C.A. and S.A.I.C. She has also accepted the offer and scholarship at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the most prestigious art schools in the United States. Chester Huang will join his counterparts in Chicago at S.A.I.C. YCIS will be strongly represented at this top art school next year with seven former graduates in attendance. Chester gained acceptance at S.M.F.A. in Boston, Emily Carr at the University of Art and Design, Vancouver and he was offered a scholarship worth $18,000 at S.A.I.C.

Over the last four years, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai students have earned well over $2,000,000 in Visual Arts Scholarships based on their I.B. Visual Art Portfolio work. The students have been able to marry strong technical skills with cutting edge contemporary concepts. The results have been nothing short of amazing. A representative of one of the top schools in the U.S. was quoted as saying “Yew Chung International School of Shanghai is a school to watch!”

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