WCU student receives Sigma Alpha Iota scholarship

A Western Carolina University student majoring in music performance recently received an undergraduate scholarship from Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies Inc.

Katelyn Johnson, a senior from Asheville, was one of 12 recipients from across the country to receive the $1,500 scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.

“I was really happy when I found out about it,” said Johnson, who said she will use the money to help with her tuition.

Sigma Alpha Iota is an international music fraternity whose mission is to encourage, nurture and support women musicians of all ages, races and nationalities in the art of music. The winners, who had to submit online applications along with letters of recommendation, were chosen based on the exemplification of ideals of Sigma Alpha Iota.

For more information on Sigma Alpha Iota, visit http://saietatheta.com/.