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TWU Graduate Student Wins National Scholarship Competition

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TWU Graduate Student Wins National Scholarship Competition


DENTON — Texas Woman's University graduate student Kelli Connell is the first recipient of the Crystal Apple Award, presented by the Society for Photographic Education (SPE). The award includes a $5,000 scholarship.

Fifty-two graduate and undergraduate students from across the country applied for the award, according to SPE. Applicants must be full-time students majoring in photography. The recipient is selected on the basis of his or her work submitted with the application.

The $5,000 scholarship can be used for any educational expenses incurred by the recipient. In addition, the recipient receives a one-year membership to SPE and Connell's sponsoring teacher, Susan kae Grant, professor of visual arts at TWU, will receive a crystal apple engraved with her name.

Connell and Grant will be honored at the SPE national conference scheduled for March 20-23 in Austin.

The Society for Photographic Education ( is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography and related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Through its programs, SPE seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms and to foster the development of its practices, teaching, scholarship and criticism.

The Crystal Apple Award was made possible through a partnership between SPE and Freestyle Photographic Supplies.


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