Columba Bush Launches 2010-2011 Arts for Life!
Tallahassee, Florida – Columba Bush and the Foundation for Excellence in Education today launched the 2010-2011 Arts for Life! Annually, Arts for Life! recognizes 25 graduating high school seniors from across Florida for outstanding achievement in the arts. Each recipient receives a $1,000 cash scholarship toward their pursuit of the arts in higher education.
Columba Bush, Florida’s First Lady from 1999-2007, is a passionate advocate for the arts and arts education. In 1999, she established Arts for Life!, a scholarship program to recognize the creativity and artistic talents of high school students throughout Florida. To date, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 250 gifted high school seniors in the field of visual arts, dance, drama, music and creative writing.
Arts for Life! 2010
Nearly 500 Students Apply for Scholarships in 2010
Last school year, 490 outstanding high school seniors from 43 counties across Florida applied for a scholarship – another record number of applicants for the program. Students in public, magnet, charter, private schools and home education vied for the prestigious award. Scholarship winners were selected by a committee of respected experts in each of the five disciplines. Scholarships were awarded to 12 visual artists, five musicians, four creative writers, two actors, one set designer and one dancer.
Arts for Life! Scholarship Available for High School Seniors
Dear Administrators, Educators and Friends of the Arts,
As a reminder, former First Lady Columba Bush and the Foundation for Excellence in Education annually recognize Florida’s outstanding student visual, performing and literary artists through the Arts for Life! Scholarship Program. Each year, Arts for Life! recognizes 25 graduating high school seniors from across Florida for excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art. Each recipient receives a $1,000 cash scholarship toward their pursuit of the arts in higher education.