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Rose Brand Announces Top 10 Scholarship Finalists

By: Michelle Tarantino | January 28, 2013

Rose Brand Announces Top 10 Scholarship Finalists

Rose Brand announced the finalists of the Rose Brand Scholarship today on their Face Book Page. The top ten were comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from across the United States. The ten finalists will now be judged by a panel of high profile experts in the industry, which include Scenic Designer & Tony Award winner, Donyale Werle; the President of Scenic Art Studios, Joe Forbes; Walt Disney Imagineering Designer, Pete Happe; Scenic & Production Designer & Primetime Emmy Winner, Joe Celli; and the owner of Tait Tower, Adam Davis.

The ten finalists are listed below in alphabetical order.

Marni Balint
The Ohio State University
Graduate Student

Kyra Bishop
Webster University
Junior Undergraduate Student

Sarah Brandner
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Graduate Student

Matheus Fiuza
Rowan University
Junior Undergraduate Student

Matthew Imhoff
Michigan State
Graduate Student

Natalie Khuen
University of California, San Diego
Graduate Student

Jared LeClaire
University of West Georgia
Senior Undergraduate Student

Jamie Lew
University of Southern California
Junior Undergraduate Student

James Ogden
University of Texas
Graduate Student

Josafath Reynosa
University of Tennessee
Graduate Student

The Rose Brand Scholarship is awarded to a student in the amount of $5,000. A Rose Brand credit for $2,500 will also be given to the student's school to help enhance the theater program. The scholarship is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in scenic design. The winner of the scholarship will be announced this year at the USITT Conference.

About Rose Brand
Rose Brand ( is North America's largest provider of theatrical fabrics, custom stage drapery, custom sewn creations and production supplies for the live entertainment, film, TV, display, and event industries.

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