2017 Scholarship Awards
Scholarship Recipients Set
Their Sights on the Limelight
The Arts Alliance of Yamhill County awarded two $1000 scholarships this
Spring to McMinnville High School graduate Colton Price and Newberg High
School graduate Christian Jones. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship to be used in the pursuit of college degrees in theater and performing arts. AAYC funds the scholarship program through membership dues, direct donations to the program and donations in honor of the late Yamhill County artist Marg Johansen. Scholarships are awarded to deserving Yamhill County graduates who will further their education in the arts.
AAYC Scholarship and Education Grant Program Committee Chair Josie Powell encourages students to apply for the scholarships in 2018. Application packets are available on the AAYC website. To encourage more applications to the scholarship program, the information will also be sent to school counselors in
Yamhill County. “Our goal is to award more scholarships to help our talented local graduates further their study of the arts in college,” says Powell.
Christian Jones will study theater at Western Oregon University in Monmouth while Colton Price has made the great leap to relocate to New York to pursue his Bachelors in Theater at American Musical Dramatic Academy. Jones and Price were presented their scholarships during their respective high school graduation awards ceremonies by AAYC representatives Kris Horn and Ed Gans.
The Arts Alliance of Yamhill County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible. Donations and sponsorship's can be earmarked for a specific program, such as scholarships. “Our membership dues supplement these funds to make these great programs possible,” said Powell. “We want people to know how much we appreciate their support. The more funding we receive through memberships, donations and sponsorship's, the more we can accomplish.
There is a link on the AAYC website where people can donate directly to our Scholarship and Art grants programs. It’s very easy to do, just click on the ‘donate’ link, and fill out the form. All donations are appreciated and go directly to the programs.”