The Malicki Arts Scholarship Fund

Walter and Nancy Malicki were dedicated art teachers who inspired the love of art in their children and those they educated.

Nancy worked as an art teacher for the Huntington County School Corporation for 36 ½ years at Northwest, Horcemann, and Crestview Middle School. She also taught classes Huntington College, Super Summer, and Adult Education. Nancy was a very talented artist and enjoyed creating lots of different types of artwork. Several of Nancy’s students won art awards and went on to careers in art.

Walter graduated from the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, receiving his BFA and BAE. He later received his Master’s Degree from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. He was an Art Teacher at Whitko High School for 35 years, where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame for outstanding service. Throughout his career, he was awarded numerous National, International, Regional, and Local Art awards, as well as the Margaret Keegan Arts United Lifetime Achievement award, the Kosciusko Youth Leadership Award, the Dekko Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, was a semi-finalist for the Indiana Teacher of the Year Award and was one of a handful of artists that was awarded the honor to paint an ornament for the White House Christmas tree.

Walter and Nancy Malicki were dedicated art teachers who inspired the love of art in their children and those they educated. Walter and Nancy founded the Malicki Art Scholarship as part of their legacy for future artists.

This scholarship is awarded to an art student who is graduating from Huntington, Whitko, or Columbia City High School and plans to further their education with a degree in fine art (art education, architecture, design, graphic illustration, etc.). Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year and submit 1-3 works of art, at least one piece of art must be a drawing.

Scholarship application will be available soon.

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