MWPAI Board of Trustees Member Dr. William L. Boyle, Jr. has endowed a scholarship fund for Utica-area students whose artistic talents and academic achievement earn them entrance to the PrattMWP college program. Awards may be for any educational expenses the students may incur at PrattMWP. It is hoped that the recipient will return to the area after completing their bachelor’s degree.

Dean of Academic Affairs Kenneth Marchione will select the recipients annually from the pool of qualified students. “Dr. Boyle’s commitment to education will allow area students to pursue their passion for the arts at one of the country’s finest private art colleges,” Marchione said.

PrattMWP is the upstate campus of internationally renowned Pratt Institute providing world-class fine art instruction in central New York. Students enroll in the Pratt four-year bachelor of fine arts program, complete the first two years on our Utica campus, and then relocate to Pratt's Brooklyn campus to finish their degree requirements.

Named scholarship funds at PrattMWP provide a way to honor or memorialize special people in perpetuity. Endowed scholarships may currently be established for as little as $5,000. For information, contact our development office at (315) 797-0000, ext. 2129.