The Classic Center Cultural Foundation awards $20,000 in Performing Arts Scholarships
ATHENS, Ga. – The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Performing Arts Scholarships.
A total of 35 students from the Athens area, Rabun and Green Counties competed for one of this year’s eight $2,000 Performing Arts Scholarships, the most the Cultural Foundation has ever awarded. Grace Strickland from North Oconee High School, Jessie Keuhne from Rabun Gap-Nacoochee, Ester Muniz from Rabun County High School and Matthew Ingram from Greene County High School were each presented a Vocal Performance Scholarship. Instrumental Scholarships were awarded to Lauren Chen of Cedar Shoals High School, Kelsey Becker from Rabun County High School and Anna Yin from Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Finally, Kiana Washington from Oconee County High School was presented with a Drama Scholarship. Each recipient’s high school also received $500 for their music and arts department.
Thanks to generous donations from Foundation members over the past year, additional scholarships were able to be awarded in Rabun County, as well as a newly founded scholarship in Greene County.
In addition to the eight Performing Arts Scholarships, the Cultural Foundation will award three $2,000 Culinary Scholarships in June, with each recipient’s culinary program receiving an additional $500. Applications for the Culinary Scholarship are now being accepted through May 31, 2017. All interested applicants can apply at ClassicCenter.com/CulinaryScholarship.
The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is honored to award a total of $27,500 in scholarships this year and hopes to exceed this amount in the years to come.
Part of The Classic Center Cultural Foundation’s mission is to support the youth in our community by helping to further their education in the arts.