Bernie Marek Scholarship for Art Therapy Students

Awarded to Art Therapy students who exhibit academic and artistic ability and who exhibit financial need. No application is required. Selections are based on departmental nomination.

A longtime and beloved Naropa University Professor, Bernie Marek, passed away on January 25, 2006. Bernie joined the Naropa University community in the early 1970s during the school's inception, and went on to be an instructor Department of Art and Somatic Psychology and in the Art Therapy Program. With penetrating insight and precision, Bernie was able to blend the meditative practices of his mentor Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with the visual arts and art therapy.

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