Meet Bethany Habegger, a freshman at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana who is majoring in Fine Arts/ Arts Education. We would like to congratulate Ms. Habegger on being selected as one of the three recipients of our Fall 2017 Honorable Mention Commendations for a Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation Scholarship. You can read Bethany Habegger’s artist statement below:
“Proper education is crucial to being successful with future endeavors, such as career goals. As a student who is dedicated to achieving high classroom grades, I am well aware of what it takes to reach a goal. Throughout my high school career, I have taken many leaps and bounds toward reaching my upcoming graduation and future college life…. I am a visual artist, and I have made every effort to create a unique portfolio of artwork that I have shared by exhibiting my work. … During my college career, I want to soak in knowledge, new experiences and explore creating art and improving as an artist. I am so excited to have the opportunity to expand how I can create art and share it with others. I want to grow my skills and show the world my creations so that they can hopefully have an impact on others. My goal is to be accepted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, a very specialized professional arts program, and I plan to also take business classes to increase my knowledge about how to market my work.
After earning a BFA in painting, I plan to continue my education by attending graduate school. I am interested in exploring careers in the field of museum studies or teaching art at the college level. I want to make the best use of my skills to engage others with art and improve my community. … There are so many possibilities for the years to come, and no matter which career path I take, I know that my passions will be my driving force. I will continue to make art and share my vision; this passion will be a part of my life no matter what career path I take.