Since 1969, the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota has been supporting and stimulating the Arts in Sarasota County. As a part of that mission, the Fine Arts Society has provided scholarships for talented and qualified residents of Sarasota County who have chosen to major in the Arts in college.
This is a stellar year! In the last 48 years, the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota has provided over a million dollars for scholarships! After adding in this year’s total of $52,500, the Fine Arts Society has supported Fine Arts Scholars with $1,011,760. The winners have completed educations in all areas of the arts – painting, dance, musical theater, classical piano, composing, graphic arts, jewelry making, and performance on many different instruments – to name a few.
One of the unique characteristics of the scholarship program is that Fine Arts Scholars can reapply each year of their undergraduate career. Fine Arts Society scholarships range from $1000 to $5000 a year. The Fine Arts Society is providing a solid beginning for students’ educations.
On May 18 at a luncheon at Bird Key Yacht Club, the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota will present 19 Fine Arts Scholars with scholarships totaling $52,500. The Society will also celebrate the milestone of a million dollar investment in education in the Arts.