Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards $ 40,000 in scholarships

Work of the scholar Isaac Vaa

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awarded 21 renewable scholarships totaling $ 40,000 to students in the Edmonds area who are pursuing an arts-based degree program in college. Two special prizes, the Sambataro Award and the Mummy Award, were also distributed.

The new recipients this year were Nicole Brunette, Isaac Vaa, Hana Berisha, Andrew Szilassy, ​​Sean Chapdelaine, Cynthia Livengood-Fair, Rubina Matevosyan and Katherine Orbegozo Tejada.

Renewal recipients were Charlotte Day, Dannielle Hulen, Jackie Karis, Tesla Kawakami, Lisa Laizure, Nini Le, Quinlon Merrin, Caroline Monson, Kevin Ng, Nazir Patriy and Kristen Walter.

Katherine Obregozo Tejada scholarship winner

The Sambataro Prize went to Zoya Kulikov-Wickizer and the Mummy Prize went to Jeevan Southwick.

Colleges and universities these students plan to attend include Savannah College of Art & Design, University of Washington, Western Washington University, Otis School of Art and Design, Edmonds College, Cornish College of the Arts , Loyola Marymount University, New York University, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and Everett Community College.

The scholarship winners will be honored at a reception on August 11 at ArtWorks. Samples of their art will be on display at the Edmonds Arts Festival, August 27-29, in the Student and Scholarship Art Gallery.

Each year, the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards more than $ 32,000 each year in scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who reside in the Edmonds School District service area and who have a strong interest in the visual arts. Students can reapply each year they stay in a visual arts program. The winners are selected on the basis of their application, their interview and the presentation of their portfolio.

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