MRIGlobal Awards Paseo Academy Students Scholarships to Kansas City Art Institute Summer Program

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Two Students Will Earn College Credits, Build Portfolio at Pre-College Art Lab

by Clinton Long(Kansas City, MO) April 17, 2014 – MRIGlobal today announced that it will award two students from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts with full scholarships to attend the Kansas City Art Institute’s Pre-College Art Lab.

Students Clinton Long, junior, and Dakota Niederhauser, sophomore, will receive the scholarships.  After completing the Art Lab program, the students will earn three hours of college credit.

Dakota Niederhauser“Scholarships to Kansas City Art Institute’s Pre-College Art Lab present Clinton and Dakota with three intense, art-filled weeks to experience the commitment it takes to be an artist,” said Pamela Sahl, Chair of Visual Arts at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. “It’s a rare opportunity few young artists receive and quite an honor for our students. I applaud MRIGlobal for its generosity and commitment to Paseo.”

In the last five years, MRIGlobal has provided scholarships to nine Paseo students who are selected on the basis of artistic and scholastic accomplishment in their high school years.

The scholarship presentation will be made during the senior art show and sale at Paseo Academy, 4747 Flora, on Thursday, April 17 at 6:45 p.m.

About MRIGlobal
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.

MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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About The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)
The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. The college also offers certificate programs in Community Arts and Service Learning and in Asian Studies for students enrolled in the B.F.A. program. KCAI hosts “Current Perspectives,” a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization. For more information, contact

About The Kansas City Art Institute’s Pre-College Art Lab
KCAI’s Pre-College Art Lab (PCAL) is a three-week, residency program for high school students and graduating seniors. Students accepted into the PCAL program will choose a studio major and also take a liberal arts course as well as an intensive life drawing course. The program will help students discover firsthand the commitment it takes to be an artist. The 2014 session runs July 6 -25.

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