The Margaret Frans Brady Fund of the Juneau Community Foundation recently awarded a total of $5,000 to four Southeast Alaskans so they may continue their pursuit of artistic excellence:
Amanda Hoover, a 2013 graduate of Skagway High School, was awarded $2,200 to study photography at the Art Institute of Portland in Oregon.
Megan Bush, of Juneau, a graduate student in the MFA program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was awarded $1,300 to continue her creative non-fiction writing.
Lindsay Clark, a junior at Willamette University in Oregon, was awarded $1,000 to continue her degree in music.
Anouk Otsea, a freshman at Juneau-Douglas High School, was awarded $500 to attend the Houston Ballet Academy this summer.
“We were happy to see such a great variety of quality student-artists apply for our first year,” said Jeff Brady, chair of the MFB Fund Scholarship Committee. “These students have amazing talent and we are happy to assist them.”
About the Margaret Frans Brady Fund
The Margaret Frans Brady Scholarship Fund was established at the Juneau Community Foundation to support arts and education projects and programs in Skagway and northern Southeast Alaska, and to assist students and artists in our area with scholarships to help them improve their creative abilities. All creative arts are considered including writing, music, visual, and performance arts. These include grants to help artists attend arts camps, schools, colleges, symposiums, or conferences. Scholarships will be sent to the tax-exempt non-profit or educational institution that awardees will be attending. The application period is in the spring. For more information, please go to www.juneaucf.org or call (907) 523-5450.