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For the past few years, Linda Johnson Rice, the grande dame of Johnson Publishing Company has awarded one School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduating senior the Eunice W Johnson Fellowship. This $25,000 fellowship was established in honor of Rice's mother and Ebony Fashion Fair founder, producer, and director Eunice W. Johnson (1916-2010), and complements the John and Eunice Johnson Scholarship for the SAIC that was founded in 1983. We've obtained a screenshot of an email revealing the ten finalists from the largest class SAIC has ever had. Students up for the award are Alex Ulichny, Ben Russell, Danny Tucker Nelson, Dan Wittenberg, David Cantu, Kylee Alexander, Leah Babette, Michael Walls, Natalie Burton and Pirada Muadsong. Like last year, the winner will be revealed during THE WALK on the evening of Thursday, April 19 after a daylong series of fashion shows in Millennium Park.
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