Providence Performing Arts Center Announces Winners of ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2014

Providence Performing Arts Center Announces Winners of ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2014

Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2014 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), have announced the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2014 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors. This year's program will award scholarships to 33 talented Rhode Island students, ages 11 - 14, each of whom will receive a scholarship of up to $500 to attend local summer arts education programs that will expand their experiences in a chosen area of study (please see below for the list of ARTS Scholarships 2014 winners).

The ARTS Scholarships 2014 awards will be presented to the winners during a ceremony for recipients and invited guests at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 4:30 - 6P. PPAC Board of Directors Chairman Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. will present the ARTS Scholarships 2014 awards. For more information on the ARTS Scholarships 2014 program or the awards, please contact Cynthia Goldsmith at (401) 574-3105.

A committee of PPAC's Board of Directors, the Community Outreach Committee is comprised of PPAC Board Members, Rhode Island educators, artists, and community leaders with an interest in the arts and youth. Its mission includes developing arts education opportunities for Rhode Island's young people and making PPAC accessible to Rhode Island's diverse populations. Committee members are responsible for conducting the application, assessment, and awarding of the scholarships.

With a portion of the proceeds from the First Annual Greater Providence Gospel Fest (a PPAC production), the Community Outreach Committee created the ARTS Scholarships program in 1996, a scholarship fund earmarked for assisting students with an interest in studying the arts. Since then, 436 scholarships have been awarded to talented Rhode Island students.

The total amount of awards given will increase to 469 scholarships after the awards ceremony on May 12. Previous scholarship winners had the opportunity to attend summer programs at Rhode Island College, Rhode Island School of Design, the TseTse Gallery, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Camp Broadway, the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, Festival Ballet Providence, Fusionworks, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, and others.

2014 ARTS Scholarships Recipients

Wilhemina Agyemang - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Victor Aquino - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Cassidy Argo - The Compass School, Kingston

Mackenzie Brophy - Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Trakelle Brown - Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, Providence

Alicia Censabella - Toll Gate High School, Warwick

Jonah Clark - Nathan Bishop Middle School, Providence

Hannah Cyr - John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Hailey Fera - Sherman Elementary School, Warwick

Aura Fregeau - Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Alex Gill - John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Alice Izyumoff - Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Olivia Kline - St. Philip School, Greenville

Elieza Lebron - Nathanael Greene Middle School, Providence

Mariah Lill - Toll Gate High School, Warwick

Esmeralda Lozano - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Dakota Marabello - Goff Junior High School, Pawtucket

Angelina Mendez - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Vy Nguyen - John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Alexandra Nichols - Homeschooled, Johnston

Brittany Rivera - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Chelsea Rodriguez - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Davian J. Rosario-Ortiz - Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, Providence

Ava Seitz - Joseph H. Gaudet Middle School, Middletown

Sergio Tay - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Baylee Tierney - Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, Providence

Isabel Tiley - Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Jaden Tillou - John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Blake Trowbridge - Edward R. Martin Middle School, East Providence

Diane Velasquez - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Gloria Vieira - Aldrich Junior High School, Warwick

Miranda Zito - Lincoln School, Providence

2014 Keri Anne O'Donnell Scholarship Recipient:

Annai Fontes - Joseph Jenks Junior High School, Pawtucket*

*Funded by the Keri Anne O'Donnell Memorial Fund

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