Scholarships

The School of the Arts Foundation wants to make higher education an opportunity for each and every student at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Paying for higher education is often a family’s greatest challenge. One of the Foundation’s goals is to help students meet this challenge through its scholarship program. 

Generous individuals and organizations in the community have made donations to benefit deserving seniors at the Dreyfoos School. In 2017, the School of the Arts Foundation distributed over $175,000 in scholarship dollars. 

Are you interested in establishing a scholarship fund at the School of the Arts Foundation? Call the Foundation office at (561) 805-6298 for more information. 

Below is a listing of the endowed and annual named scholarships. 

Alumni Scholarship
Funded by donations from Dreyfoos graduates, the Alumni Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to community involvement as well as the potential to help build strong Dreyfoos alumni communities around the world after graduation.

Angels & Artists Scholarship
In honor of Alumni who have passed away the class of 2002 established the Angels and Artists Fund. This fund will allow us to celebrate the joy of our angels who have passed away, while at the same time, help to support the young artists who are trying to find their way in this world. The Angels and Artists Fund will support scholarships for Dreyfoos students. It's never easy to lose a friend but with the Angels and Artists Fund their legacy will live on.

Ansin Alumni Scholarship 
The Ansin Alumni Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has been active on class council and will continue involvement in promoting alumni activities.  

Edward H. Benenson Scholarship 
Awarded by School of the Arts Foundation Board Member Gladys Benenson in memory of her husband, Edward Benenson. Presented to students for college scholarship or summer institutes in support of their music studies. 

Jacqueline and Alexander Berman Scholarship
Established stablished in memory or Dreyfoos students Jackie and Alex Berman, both talented strings majors at Dreyfoos. These scholarships are awarded to exceptional strings students who demonstrate financial need and will be pursuing music at a summer or college program.

Ed Blanchette Technical Theatre Scholarship
Established by two grateful parents in honor of Dreyfoos Technical Theatre teacher Edward Blanchette who greatly influenced the paths of two of their children into technical theatre. This scholarship is to be awarded to a college bound senior who will be attending a BFA technical theatre program, including technical direction, set, costume, lighting or sound design, and stage management.

Boyd Family Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is given in honor of retired magnet coordinator and long-time visual arts teacher, Jane Grandusky. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving Visual Arts student. 

Sue Cunningham Memorial Music Scholarship
Established by Frank Serio in memory of his companion, Sue Cunningham, a renowned violinist and engineer. This scholarship is awarded to a student studying violin at a summer program who also demonstrates financial need. Read more about Sue Cunningham.

Casa de Luz Scholarship
In honor of Dreyfoos Film Teacher Dr. Ancil Deluz, The Casa de Luz Scholarship was established by alumni Matthew Vigil - class of 2003, Edwin Clavijo - class of 2004, and Joseph Parker - class of 2006. To be awarded to an exceptional college bound film or television student.

Excellence in Theatrical Design Scholarship
Established by a Dreyfoos theatre alumnus to be awarded to a student seeking a bachelor’s degree in Theatrical Design. 

Jimmy Falzone Music Scholarship
Created to honor the memory of Jimmy Falzone - a music teacher, producer and performer here in the Palm Beach area. While teaching he inspired and encouraged his students and he challenged those who had a musical gift.  He brought joy, meaning and purpose to music and music education.  The scholarship is awarded to a college bound student who will be studying music at the college level.

Cristina H. Flanagan Scholarship
Awarded by School of the Arts alumnae Heather Flanagan Lescaille and Jillian Flanagan Vukusich in honor of their mother, Cristina. Cristina Flanagan was the first secretary to the deans when the School of the Arts was founded. A talented artist and performer in her own right, she was a lover of all of the arts and poured her heart into the school in its early years. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has faced adversity and will be studying dance at the college level.

Jane Evers & Steve Solomon Scholarship in Digital Media 
For their outstanding work in digital media, this scholarship is awarded to a college bound senior with financial need who is interested in pursuing a career in digital media.

Jane Evers & Steve Solomon Scholarship in Theatre 
Awarded to a senior theatre student for their outstanding work in acting-drama-comedy who is interested in pursuing a career in comedy. Steve Solomon is the star and creator of the award-winning show “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy”.

Galli Artistic Merit Scholarships
The Galli Artistic Merit Scholarships were established by School of the Arts Foundation board member Gail Hughes Galli. These scholarships are for outstanding Dreyfoos students to further their artistic education in college or a summer art program. 

Jackson A. Goss Scholar Award
Established in 2015 in honor of local philanthropist Jack Goss. To be awarded to a college bound senior who is among the top 20 students of the class, who demonstrate the qualities Mr. Goss admired most: discipline, responsibility, and dedication.

Dr. Howard Green Scholarship
Awarded by School of the Arts Foundation Board Member Howard Green to a graduating senior who is college bound and has demonstrated financial need.  

Sylvia Greenberg Performing Arts Scholarship
Established by School of the Arts Foundation board member Sylvia Greenberg to be awarded to an outstanding student in dance, theatre or music.

Calla Guild Vocal Scholarship 
Established by School of the Arts Foundation Board Member Ralph Guild in honor of his wife Calla. This scholarship is for a female vocalist with demonstrated financial need and will be studying music at the college level.

Kanu Aspiring and Striving Scholarship
Established by former teacher Theresa Kanu upon retiring from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts after teaching English here for 26 years. These scholarships are awarded to students who have overcome a challenge or obstacle, have exhibited a deserving effort, and have supported the community through service.

The Eileen Kleinert Memorial Scholarship
This award was created by Eileen's beloved husband, Eric Kleinert, and daughter, Brandi Kleinert Larsen, a Communications alumna. This scholarship, awarded to a college bound Communication Arts student, honors the memory of Eileen Kleinert for her love of children and for her years of volunteering at the School of the Arts.

David and Connie Kochanski Memorial Scholarship
Established by School of the Arts Alumnae Kati Kochanski Erickson and Stefani Kochanski in memory of their parents. This scholarship is awarded to a college bound female either in technical theater or in sculpture.

Dorothy L. Lappin Vocal Scholarship 
Awarded by School of the Arts Foundation Board Member Dorothy Lappin to the top female soprano who will be a vocal major in college.  

Allison B Marks Memorial Scholarship 
This scholarship was established by her father the late Steven Marks. Ms. Marks was an avid theatre arts supporter and participant. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving theatre student who will be pursuing a degree in theatre.

Elayne and Marvin Mordes Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving visual artist who illustrates great skill in painting or photography, has a clear artist statement and plans to pursue visual art in college. This scholarship was established by local art collectors Elayne and Marvin Mordes through donations received at Whitespace - their private collection. 

National Institute of Social Science 
This award goes to a senior who is in the performing arts and has demonstrated over their years at Dreyfoos growing artistic talent, academic rigor and is in financial need.

Simon Benson Offit Musical Theatre Scholarship 
Awarded by School of the Arts Foundation Chairman Simon Benson Offit to a college bound senior from the theatre department who will be pursuing their college degree in musical theatre.

Bryna Prensky Visual Arts Scholarship
Awarded by School of the Arts Foundation board member David Prensky in memory of his wife, visual artist Bryna Prensky to a promising visual art student.  

H. David Prensky Music Scholarship 
Awarded in memory of School of the Arts Foundation Board Member David Prensky to an outstanding music student to continue music studies.

Constance Rudy Painting Award
Established in honor of former Painting Teacher Connie Rudy. The scholarship is awarded to a Visual Arts senior who has exhibited artistic merit and financial need and will be pursuing painting or art education at the college level.

School of the Arts Foundation Scholarship 
Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors the School of the Arts Foundation’s Scholarship Fund is able to provide scholarships to college bound seniors who demonstrate financial need. 

David Elivio Serrano Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established by the Serrano Family in memory of David Serrano, a class of 1995 Visual alumnus, who passed away in the fall of 2012. This scholarship is being awarded to a college bound visual art major who has demonstrated financial need.

The Silpe Family Visual Art Scholarship
Established in honor of Linda Silpe's life long dedication to the Visual Arts. To be awarded to a college bound senior who demonstrates artistic merit and will be studying visual art at a college level. Selected by dean of the Visual Arts Department.

Legacy of Excellence Vocal Artist Award
Arlene Graham Sparks established the Legacy of Excellence Vocal Artist Award to honor her 25-year tenure as the Founding Director of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Vocal Department. This scholarship award is granted to a vocal music student with a promising future as a performing vocal artist or music educator.

William and Beverly A. Taubert Memorial Scholarship 
2013 marked the first year of what will be an annual scholarship fund that was established by the late Beverly Taubert.  Ms. Taubert was a retired educator who wanted to provide deserving students with college scholarships. Ms. Taubert took several local schools under consideration but after meeting Dreyfoos social studies teacher Tom West who told her about our school she decided to leave her gift to the School of the Arts Foundation. Each year the Taubert Scholarship will grow and generate funds to provide scholarships for Dreyfoos students. 

The Thomas and Effie Tsaggaris Memorial Scholarship 
Established by Mr. Lex Tsaggaris, in memory of his parents, violinist Thomas Tsaggaris and his wife Effie to assist a graduating senior continuing music studies at the college level.

 

For more information about scholarships please contact the Foundation office 
at 561-805-6298 or via email.