May 23, 2024

SOAFI awards 150 scholarships equaling $741,000

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation (SOAFI) awards 150 scholarships amounting to over $741,000 to students during the SOAFI Scholarship Awards Ceremony

The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation (SOAFI) is pleased to announce that, through its generous donors, 130 graduating seniors and 20 undergraduates from Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA) have been awarded scholarships totaling $741,050. The 2024 scholarship recipients were announced at the Dreyfoos Scholarship Awards Ceremony on March 27th in Meyer Hall at the public arts magnet high school in West Palm Beach.

DSOA Principal Blake Bennett expressed her gratitude, stating, “Thank you to our donors, sponsors, our Foundation, and anyone who has supported our amazing, talented students.” Additionally, she commended the students for their accomplishments. SOAFI's Major Gifts Officer, John Richards, presented the scholarships. Students expressed gratitude to the donors, many of whom were present at the ceremony.

At the close of the ceremony, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation CEO Dr. Chris Snyder commented, “I encourage each of you to embrace the journey ahead with courage and optimism. The most remarkable achievements often come from the most challenging beginnings. Remember where you came from and the community that supports you as you continue to grow and succeed. We are immensely proud of you and can't wait to see the heights you will reach.”

Not only do these scholarships benefit college-bound students, but also summer institute-bound students in grades 9-11. They will assist Dreyfoos students in pursuing higher education at esteemed institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, The Juilliard School, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Duke University, Columbia University, University of Florida, and University of California, Los Angeles, just to name a few. The financial support provided by these scholarships helps alleviate the burden of tuition costs for many students as they embark on their college journeys.

The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation supports the artistic and academic programs at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. This public high school is recognized as one of the top 100 in the nation, ranking 25th among magnet schools, and is among the top 10 schools in both Florida and 1st in Palm Beach County.


Photo by Jacek Gancarz  & Ezster Veres. 

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