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Posted August 02, 2010 in Member News

Remembering John Scarlata

From member Mark Malloy:" It's my sad duty to inform you and the members and friends of SPE of the passing of John Scarlata, former SPE Southeast Regional Chair, professor and coordinator of the Technical Photography Program at Appalachian State University, after a three-year battle with cancer. John continued to teach and run the program throughout his illness, and indeed was on the schedule to teach a Large Format class starting early next month. John came to AppState in 1999 after teaching for twenty years at Virginia Intermont College. One of his proudest moments as an educator occurred on April 7, 2008, when former student Preston Gannaway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize ( He served as SPE's Southeast Regional Chair from 2000-2006."

John Scarlata Memorial Scholarship for Technical Photography Majors

The John Scarlata Memorial Scholarship is available to rising junior or senior full time (12 semester hours) students majoring in Technical Photography at Appalachian State University with an overall minimum GPA of 3.25.

Scholarship Amount
One scholarship will be awarded in the spring semester for the upcoming academic year in the amount of $700. If selected to receive the scholarship, awards are typically posted to student accounts in two installments, equal to half of the awarded scholarship amount, at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.

Application Procedure
The applicants will be evaluated based on financial need, as well as their professional goals and academic accomplishments. A completed financial aid form must be on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Eligible candidates' applications will be considered and the scholarship awarded by the Technology Scholarship Committee. The Chair of the Committee will notify the recipient.

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