Friends of the Arts is a collaboration of like-minded individuals who wish to provide scholarship opportunities for Jefferson County students. Students who demonstrate an aptitude for and consideration of a career in fine arts, dramatic arts, dance, music, or writing are eligible to apply. A total of $15,000 will be awarded over three years, 2014-2016: One $2,500 scholarship to a graduating senior from a Jefferson County high school; One $2,500 scholarship to a student already enrolled in an arts program at a college or arts institute.
2016 Friends of the Arts Scholarship Recipient: Reilly Berksire
The first award from the Friends of the Arts Scholarship Fund was awarded to Reilly Berkshire, a Port Townsend High School graduate who will be attending Western Washington University. “Art is my form of expression, my passion, a release for my creativity and a challenge that I continue to push forth against.”
2016 Friends of the Arts Scholarship Recipient: Alex Johnsen
The second Friends of the Arts Scholarship was awarded to Alex Johnsen, a graduate of Quilcene High School. “Imagination and creativity are two things that I feel are incredibly important in life. Without both, nothing would be unique and special.” Says Alex.
2015 Friends of the Arts Scholarship Recipient: Forrest Walker
2015 Friends of the Arts Scholarship Recipient: Addi Richert
2014 Friends of the Arts Scholarship Recipient: Caleb Arthur
2014 Friends of the Arts Scholarship Recipient: Cali Rose Kopczick
If you are interested in donating to this fund to continue scholarships beyond 2016, or would like information about starting your own scholarship fund, email us! We want to talk to you about the possibilities!