Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards scholarships to 21 students

Winners include, back row: Guillermo Zapata, Aehdan McLean, Devin Maloney, Spencer Shores, Jakob Faram; middle row: Mariya Dudyshyn, Rachel Myers, Audi Asaf, Kelley Hefflinger, Julie Zappone, Benjamin Vanderwerff, Elise Butters and front row: Christopher Seto, Taylor Callaway, Stephany Dentry, Erinn McGraw, Juan Valdez

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announced Tuesday that is has awarded $19,500 in university-level visual arts scholarships to 21 students from the Edmonds School District and Edmonds Community College.

Winners include:

Taylor Callaway, graduating from Edmonds Woodway High School, who will attend Boston University. She received the “Anna E. Sambataro Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship” provided by the Sambataro Family Foundation and selected using the EAF Foundation criteria.

Meadowdale High School graduating seniors Devin Maloney, who will attend the University of Washington, and Spencer Shores, who will attend Cornish College of the Arts.

Students selected from the Edmonds Community College Visual Arts Program: Juan Valdez, Kelley Hefflinger, Jakob Faram and Benjamin Vanderwerff, who will continue their schooling at Edmonds Community College,  and Julie Zappone, who will transfer to the University of Washington.

Students who have been awarded previous scholarships and received renewals this year are: Elise Butters and Mariya Dudyshyn, both attending Cornish College of the Arts; Bryn Fraker attending California Institute of the Arts; Erinn McGraw and Llyra de la Mere, both attending the University of Washington; Ling Chun at the Art Institute of Chicago; Guillermo Zapata at Edmonds Community College, Aehdan McLean attending Digipen Institute of Technology; Stephany Dentry attending the Art Institute of Seattle; Christopher Seto attending Emerson College in Boston; Sara Portesan at Whitman College; Audi Asaf with Goddard College; and Rachel Myers at the International Academy of Design and Technology. 

Future visual arts students looking for scholarship assistance can visit the EAFF website  in early 2012 to view the latest application requirements and deadlines.

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