Vero Beach Art Club awards $10,000 in scholarships

Winners of the 2011 Vero Beach Art Club Shcholarships Maximiliano Padilla, Austin Machado, Dallas Nanney, Caroline Director & Antoinette Sabga

VERO BEACH — Each year, the Vero Beach Art Club has awarded from three to five scholarships to outstanding high school seniors going on to art schools or art related studies.

The Vero Beach Art Club is proud to announce that they were able to offer five scholarships this year at $2,000 each due to the generosity of everyone who donated at both the Art by the Sea and Under the Oaks shows as well as proceeds brought in by two other events, the Art Trail and Art in the Park.

Scholarship winners were Maximiliano Padilla, Austin Machado, Dallas Nanney, Caroline Director and Antoinette Sabga.

Education Chair Dawn Mill, Past President Sue Dinenno and Board Member Judy Burgarella formed the Scholarship Committee for 2011 and were responsible for choosing this year’s recipients. Applications were received from students at Vero Beach High School, the Indian River Charter High School, the Sebastian River High School and St. Edwards Upper School.  Each student is first judged on their artistic merit and recommendations from their teachers, and then other factors such as acceptance to their school where they will study, student letters to the committee and their level of need were also taken into consideration.

For additional information, call (772) 231-0303.


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