Fondazione Context Travel and our school have assigned their fifth scholarship of a total of 4.000 euros to one of LAO’s students.  The Foundation and our school contributed with 2000 euros each.

The five candidates for the 2016-2017 scholarship were Beatrice Valtolina, Giampaolo Callegari, Yaping Zhang, Yuan Hongyi and Yansui Tang and were selected according to the following criteria:

  • Scholastic achievements – portfolio of their works
  • Motivation
  • Innovation/originality

The winner of the scholarship, Beatrice Valtolina, was declared on June 30, 2016, during the diplomas of merit awards ceremony.

The scholarship was assigned to that student who best showed her commitment and effort during the course she attended and who, independently of her beginner’s level, was able to improve her competences and professional performances, following the established course programme.

Together with the possibility to continue her studies at LAO, the student will also be able to follow an internship in an artisan’s atelier selected by Contex Travel.

The members of the commission were:

– Martina Dalla Riva – Context Travel

– Luca Santiccioli – Context Travel

– Marco Brunori – OMA, Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte

– Anna Balatti – LAO, Le Arti Orafe