The Figge Art Museum, Davenport, has announced the 2021 recipients of the prestigious $12,000 Brand Boeshaar scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students who wish to earn a degree in fine arts, graphic design, architecture or art education at a college or

Figge Art Museum Awards Four $12,000 Scholarships to Quad-Cities Students

The Figge Art Museum has awarded four new $12,000 art scholarships to three Davenport students and a Moline student. The Figge Art Museum is at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.


Davenport resident Lillian L. Brand established the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship in memory of her nephew, William Brand Boeshaar, an art student who attended St. Ambrose University. The four scholarships are each named after one of Lillian L. Brand’s family members. The 2021 scholarship recipients – who each receive $12,000 – are:

  • The Lillian L. Brand Scholarship:

Alondra Gomez, Homeschooled, Moline

  • The Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship:

Makayla Smith, Davenport Central High, Creative Arts Academy

  • The Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship:

La Della Gallagher, Davenport Central, Creative Arts Academy

  • The William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship:

Hayden Intveld, Davenport Central, Creative Arts Academy

There were two honorable mentions: Hanna Litterer, Marquette Catholic School and Mya Diabira, Bettendorf High School, who received $500 each from the Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship Fund.


“We are consistently impressed with the talent of local art students and are proud to congratulate this year’s recipients,” said Figge education programs coordinator Heather Aaronson.


Since 2000, the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program has awarded scholarship money to graduating seniors in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Each recipient is required to submit a completed application, high school transcript, two letters of support, and a portfolio of 12 works. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge Art Museum Education Department, and administered by the Quad Cities Community Foundation.


Figge Art Museum Awards Four $12,000 Scholarships to Quad-Cities Students
Jonathan Turner has been covering the Quad-Cities arts scene for 25 years, first as a reporter with the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then as a reporter with the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been seen frequently on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and Black Box Theatre.