Grant will Fund Bridgewater College Professor's Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project
Prof. Scott Jost, an associate professor of art at Bridgewater College, has received a grant to photograph river and stream origins and confluences in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Jost received a 2013 Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) Mednick Fellowship for his research project, “Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed."
He will spend three weeks photographing waterway origins and confluences along the West Branch Susquehanna and Juniata Rivers and the eastern shores of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Jost will present his work in a one-person show in the Fine Arts Center Galleries at Blue Ridge Community College in January 2014.
The Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fellowship was created to honor a Norfolk industrialist and his strong interest in higher education. Administration of the fund is vested in the VFIC to encourage the professional development of college teachers and to improve their academic competence through fellowships for research and advanced study.
Founded in 1952, the VFIC is a nonprofit fund-raising partnership that supports the programs and students of the 15 leading private colleges in Virginia, of which Bridgewater is one.