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 2016, the School of the Arts Foundation distributed over $195,000 in scholarship dollars. 
 

The majority of Foundation scholarships require students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend that students complete a FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
 
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
Awarded to a graduating senior who is college bound and has demonstrated financial need. 
 
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. The scholarship application deadline is Thursday, April 13th. Download the application here.
 
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. The scholarship application deadline is Thursday, March 9th. Download the application here.
 
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. 
 
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.  
 
Calla Guild Vocal Scholarship 
Awarded 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.
 
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.
 
The Elayne and Marvin Mordes Scholarships
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. The scholarship application deadline is Thursday, April 13th. Download the application here.
 
Music Society of Coral Lakes 
Awarded to an instrumental music student with demonstrated financial need, excellence in academic studies and artistic achievement who is a going to pursue their music studies. 
 
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.  
 
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. 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.