The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University has been selected to participate in the Higher Education Scholarship Program of Sony Electronics, with the support of Intel. Sony’s program is designed to provide the latest technology to help students and faculty at 30 universities and colleges across the country. The five-year initiative recognizes five students for outstanding academic and artistic achievement as well as two faculty members each year.
The scholarship program will provide each student recipient with a Sony VAIO notebook, Webbie high-definition camera with 16-gigabyte memory card, and a Walkman® MP3 player. The faculty awards comprise a Sony VAIO notebook, Sony HD Camcorder with 16-gigabyte Memory Stick, and Sony Reader and 26-inch display BRAVIA television.
“Technology is a huge part of the learning process today,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony Electronics. “We understand the added pressures students and faculty have during these tough economic times, and want to help outstanding individuals focus on what’s really important – education.”
"We are delighted to be among the schools Sony Electronics and its supporter Intel have chosen to participate in this important new initiative," said Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean of the Tisch School of the Arts. "The Tisch School of the Arts has a long and distinguished history of students, alumni, and faculty who have renewed and reshaped the arts in New York and the world by utilizing their talents and technology in bold and unique ways. When creative minds combine with powerful technological tools, vital new ideas and innovations are born. We at Tisch are proud to be involved with Sony Electronics, a leading provider and developer of tools for those in the creative disciplines. With access to Sony products, our students’ imaginations will truly have no bounds. We applaud the company’s vision and philanthropy."
Sony Electronics is a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, design, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, distribution, and customer service. Sony has played a key role in the development of Blu-ray Disc™ technology, CD, DVD and Super Audio CD technologies, among many others. The company is noted for a wide range of consumer audio-visual products and is an innovator in the IT arena.
The Tisch School of the Arts, comprising the Institute of Performing Arts, the Jack H. Skirball Center for New Media and Film and the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for professional training, scholarship, and research in the performing and media arts. It offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees and draws students from around the world. Over 4,000 students pursue degrees in acting, dance, design, drama, musical theatre, recorded music, performance studies, film and television, cinema studies, dramatic writing, photography and interactive telecommunications.