American Studies Awards 2014-15
Holly Whitby of Swansea University, Wales, award recipient, said of her experience: " With the help of the Foundation award I was able to travel around the United States and experience different cultures and different states. I facilitated Welsh-American relationships through promoting my home university at fairs and events as well as celebrating and informing other students about events such as St David's day and its traditions "
Hannah Munkley, an American Studies student at Swansea University, Wales, used her award to fund travel in the USA. " I am very grateful to the Foundation as the money helped me to travel to the Eastern and Southern states, which included Philadelphia with its Welsh influence and finding the Welsh writing inside the Washington monument in Washington DC. The University of North Carolina, Wilmington held an international day for students and I represented Wales, by setting up a table and providing information and images on the culture, landscapes, food and the Welsh language. I educated a lot of my American friends about Wales and they can’t wait to visit."
Ashleigh Harrold of Tredegar South Wales, was helped by the NAWF to exhibit at the 2018 Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A graduate of the Carmarthen School of Art, the only university in the UK teaching students to cast iron, she was invited her to present her performance sculpture consisting of a wooden and iron dragon that breathed fire through its mouth before consuming itself. The performance is named 53,678, signifying the number of people who migrated from Wales to the Scranton area in the nineteenth century.
Gail Patrick Bursary 2018
Lloyd Family Travel Scholarship
Anna King- Guysville, Ohio. Inspired by her grandparents, she will research the creation, documentation, and history and of Welsh lovespoons. Department of Fine Arts Trinity St David’s University Swansea Campus.
Exchange Scholarships 2018
• James Sevitt - City University of New York. Doctoral research examining how individuals in Merthyr Tydfil are experiencing and coping with long-accumulating divisions and inequalities, recently exposed and exacerbated by Brexit.
• Andrew Edwards - Zeeland, MI. Pursuing a degree at Bangor University, majoring in Welsh, Intercollegiate Welsh Learner of the Year.
• Coral Lumbley - Champaign, Illinois- Doctoral studies on Medieval Welsh Culture and Literature. Intensive Welsh language course at Aberystwyth University
Lloyd Jones Scholarships at Bangor University
• Hari Tidswell-Project to bring awareness of the negative effects of technology overuse to parents and teach them how it is changing and effecting the children of this generation and the next.
• Victoria Pulo-Project to create a solution to reduce the impact of redundant furniture in landfill. The aim is to create a brand that uses redundant furniture products and recreate sentiment towards the item, resulting in less waste.
NAWF Grant Award
• Slate Valley Museum, Granville, NY. Concerts and lectures featuring Welsh musical performances and history
• Congregants of the Welsh Church New York, NY. Casting and professional direction of a community reading of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.
• Gwenan Davies, Abergele, Wales. An artist studying for her Master of Fine Arts at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard Co.
• Mackenzie Hornsby, Rio Grande, Ohio. Study Performing Arts at the University of Wales Trinity St David’s Carmarthen.