Foundation for Excellence in Education Announces 2015 Arts for Life! Scholarship Winners
16th Annual Scholarship Program Honors 25 High School Seniors
Tallahassee, Fla – Former First Lady of Florida Columba Bush and the Foundation for Excellence in Education (@ExcelinEd) today announced the 2015 Arts for Life! scholarship winners. Scholars were selected from more than 800 outstanding applicants from 42 counties across Florida. Students in public, magnet, charter, virtual and private schools, as well as home education programs, vied for the prestigious award now in its 16th year. This year’s scholarship winners were selected by a committee of respected experts in one of the scholarship’s five disciplines of creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art.
“Each year, I am amazed by the incredible talent of these aspiring young performers and artists. Their creativity and passion for the arts is inspiring,” said Mrs. Bush. “It is my hope that these scholarships will help support these young artists as they continue to pursue their dreams and share their love for the arts with others.”
Media Advisory: ExcelinEd Honors 2015 Arts for Life! Scholarship Winners
MEDIA ADVISORY: June 3, 2015 CONTACT: Jaryn Emhof at Jaryn@ExcelinEd.org
Tallahassee, Fla. – On Friday, the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) and Governor and Mrs. Jeb Bush will honor the 2015 Arts for Life! scholarship winners at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami-Dade County.
Congratulations to the 2015 Arts for Life! Scholarship Recipients
Shamiya Anderson – Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Duval County
GeChonne Laurent – Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts, Miami-Dade County
Alexandria Rodriguez – Fort Pierce Central High School, St. Lucie County
Jenna Sherriton – American Heritage School, Broward County
Nika Sourakov – Eastside High School, Alachua County