Scholarships Selected by Faculty

Generous individuals and organizations in the community have made donations to benefit deserving seniors at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Below is a list of additional scholarships dispursed annually to graduating seniors and selected by faculty. 

Alumni Scholarship
Funded by donations from Dreyfoos graduates, the Alumni $1,000 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. Selected by Foundation and alumni representative.

Ansin Alumni Scholarship 
The $500 Ansin Alumni Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has been active on class council and will continue involvement in promoting alumni activities. Selected by principal. 

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 $2,500 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. Selected by technical theatre teacher.

Boyd Family Foundation Scholarship
This $1,500 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. Selected by Visual Arts department.

Casa de Luz Scholarship
In honor of Dreyfoos Film Teacher Dr. Ancil Deluz, The $2,000 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. Selected by Communications department.

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 $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a college-bound student who will be studying music at the college level. Selected by Music department.

Jane Evers & Steve Solomon Scholarship in Digital Media 
For their outstanding work in digital media, this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a college-bound senior with financial need who is interested in pursuing a career in digital media. Selected by Digital Media department.

Jane Evers & Steve Solomon Scholarship in Theatre 
$1,000 scholarship 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”. Selected by Theatre department.

Jackson W. Goss Scholar Award
Established in 2015 in honor of local philanthropist Jack Goss. $2,500 to be awarded to two college-bound seniors who are among the top 20 students of the class, who demonstrate the qualities Mr. Goss admired most: discipline, responsibility, and dedication. Selected by Guidance department.

Dr. Howard Green Scholarship
$1,500 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. Selected by principal.

Sylvia Greenberg Performing Arts Scholarship
Established by School of the Arts Foundation board member Sylvia Greenberg, two $1,950 scholarships, to be awarded to an outstanding student in dance, theatre or music. Selected by principal.

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 $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students who have overcome a challenge or obstacle, have exhibited a deserving effort, and have supported the community through service. One scholarship given to each art department selected by department dean.

Lea Jefferson Community Service Scholarship
Established in memory of Lea Jefferson, a much-beloved teacher at Dreyfoos awarded to a student who has shown excellence of character and community service.

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 $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a college-bound female either in technical theater or in sculpture. Selected by Theatre or Visual Arts department.

Dorothy L. Lappin Vocal Scholarship 
$1,500 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. Selected by Vocal department.

Allison B Marks Memorial Scholarship 
This $1,250 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. Selected by Theatre department.

National Institute of Social Science 
This $3,000 a year (for up to four years) 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. Selected by principal.

Simon Benson Offit Musical Theatre Scholarship 
$1,500 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. Selected by Theatre department.

Constance Rudy Painting Award
Established in honor of former Painting Teacher Connie Rudy. The $1,000 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. Selected by Visual Arts department.

Bryna Prensky Visual Art Memorial Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded by the School of the Arts Foundation's former board member David Prensky in memory of his wife, visual artist Bryna Prensky to a promising visual art student. Selected by Visual Arts department.

H. David Prensky Music Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded in memory of School of the Arts Foundation's former board member David Prensky, to an outstanding music student to continue music studies. Selected by Music department.

Silpe Family Visual Art Scholarship
Established in honor of Linda Silpe's life long dedication to the Visual Arts. $2,500 scholarship to be awarded to a college-bound senior who demonstrates artistic merit and will be studying visual art at a college level. Selected by the dean of the Visual Arts department.

Thomas and Effie Tsaggaris Memorial Scholarship 
$2,500 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. Selected by the Music-Strings department.

 

 

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