The Young Artists Awards program, the largest performing arts education, audition, performance, and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida, is pleased to announce its final ten student scholarships, ranging from $700 to $2500, granted to previous student finalists. The students’ written applications were selected based on a scored judging system by a panel composed of the executive committee members from the many submitted.

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A reception, honoring these students was held on December 18, 2017, hosted by the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.

  • Callie Atkinson-assistance with tuition and expenses at Manhattan School of Music-$2500
  • Isabella Bank-assistance with piano purchase and Summer Music Composition Institute at Wesleyan University-$750
  • Lolina Bruggeman-Muñoz-assistance to attend Interlochen Summer Camp-$700
  • Paul Gavin-assistance in producing first album as leader-$2500
  • Martina Long-assistance with convention fees and supplies-$2500
  • Kevin Seto-assistance with community engagement project, supplies and fees-$2350
  • Thomas Short-assistance with tuition expenses at Florida Gulf Coast University-$1000
  • Stephanie Van Duijn-assistance with tuition expenses at Amsterdam Conservatory-$1000
  • Annalise Veldhuyzen Van Zantan-assistance with ballet class tuition and pointe shoes-$700
  • Marissa Zumbo-assistance with tuition at University of Central Florida-$1000


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