On Sunday, May 23rd, LRA presented four scholarships to high school seniors who will be pursuing an art education in college.
Out of twenty-eight talented entrants, a committee selected the four winners:
Michael Kim - Fairfax High School
Nahum Kim - James Madison High School
Michelle Kwon - George C. Marshall HIgh School
Samantha Owens - Chantilly High School
Artist Credit: Nahum Kim - James Madison High School
Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship that will be sent directly to their chosen colleges. PassionFish Restaurant in Reston Town Center donated one of the scholarships for this year's progarm.
Approximately 50 people attended a reception hosted by the Art Institute (AI) of Washington - Northern Virginia Campus. AI will continue to be a corporate partner to enhance the scholarship program that will be open to Fairfax and also Loudoun County students next year.
Sally Skene has chaired the Scholarship committee for five years and worked tirelessly to bring it to the success it is today. The first year, less than ten entries were received and the program has grown steadily to 28 entrants this year. Sally will be retiring and Josh Yavelberg, an LRA board member who has been handling the grants writing, will now head the Scholarship Program for 2011.
LRA raises funds for the scholarship program through sales of large artist's portfolio bags and mugs; bookfairs at Barnes & Noble; other events and corporate donations.