Utah university to expand arts program thanks to generous donation

Officials at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced that they will expand the number of art degree programs offered by the school thanks to a donation of $3 million by the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

As well as launching a new bachelor's degree program in art, the school will also introduce a master's degree program in art education. Officials will also use the money to launch an outreach program to encourage artists to visit the university as guest lecturers.

The Sorenson Foundation has donated a lot of money to art education in Utah. Recently, Southern Utah University (SUU) received $1 million from the organization to further develop the Southern Utah Museum of Art at the college's Cedar City campus.

"We are incredibly grateful to Beverley Sorenson and the Sorenson Legacy Foundation for this terrific gift," Michael Benson, president of SUU, told KCSG News. "Beverley’s commitment to arts education and her tireless efforts on behalf of school children everywhere will be evidenced in the daily activities of this magnificent facility."

If you're considering filling out a college application for an art school or related degree program, be sure to ask the admissions officials at your prospective universities about merit-based financial aid packages such as scholarships.

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