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LQAF Awards $42,250 In Visual Art Scholarships

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In a continuing commitment to Coachella Valley students, LQAF has awarded $42,250 to 21 art majors to attend college during the 2015/16 academic year. This amount includes $7,000 from the Ryan Ramirez Memorial Fund as well as memorial donations in the names of Nancy and David Marks and Melville Keever.

This brings the grand total of LQAF’s scholarship awards to $1,190,002 to students pursuing college degrees in the visual arts since the program was instituted in 1984.

LQAF Congratulates the following 2015/16 Scholarship Winners:

New Scholarship Recipients (11):

 Jacqueline AguilarCSU Fullterton (Coachella Valley HS)
 Kaho Akiya UC Long Beach (Palm Desert HS)
 Camry Clark COD or Santa Monica (Cathedral City HS)
 Michelle Cullin Laguna College of Art & Design (Xavier College Prep HS)
 Julian Felix UC Riverside (Coachella Valley HS)
 Perla Garcia San Diego State University
 Karlie Isenhower-Hooper University of San Francisco (Xavier College Prep HS)
 Wilma Rueda COD
 Abraham Sotelo Cal State Fullerton
 Jazmine Valles Art Institute San Francisco (Cathedral City HS)
Benjamin WilliamsCedarville University (Palm Springs HS)

Returning Scholarship Recipients (10):

 Landon Duarte UC Riverside
 Bridgid Elliott-Pope FIDM
 David Gonzalez-Silva COD or UC Riverside
 Ashley Hapner Loyola Marymount
 Ashton Morgan Portland State University
 Yrene Ramirez Otis College of Art & Design
 Elizabeth Talbot CSU Long Beach
 Harley Weir Laguna College of Art & Design
 Jake Williams UC Riverside
 Amanda Velasquez Laguna College of Art & Design

In keeping with LQAF’s mission of “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts,” annual scholarship awards are made possible with proceeds garnered from LQAF public art events including the #1 nationally ranked La Quinta Arts Festival and Art Under the Umbrellas, plus La Quinta Arts Foundation memberships and contributions by sponsors, community partners and memorial contributions.  Scholarship applications are available each year in February. LQAF scholarship recipients are eligible to receive funding for up to five years.