Art scholarship awarded to East Catholic grad
By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
Manchester - posted Wed., Jun. 8, 2011
The Manchester Art Association awarded Keith Nielson its 2011 scholarship during
Nielson, a Manchester resident and 2011 graduate of East Catholic High School, will be attending the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla., with a major in business of art and design. Nielson has studied art at the Connecticut Art School in South Windsor since 2003.
“I worked really hard to get into this college,” said Nielson. Ringling is one of the few colleges that offer a major in business of art and design. Nielson received more than $50,000 in grants through a DreamWorks scholarship through Ringling, a scholarship for the major and an alumni-funded scholarship. “And this one just tops it all off,” said Nielson about the $500 grant from