2017 Scholarship Winners
The Martinez Arts Association has awarded $1,000 in scholarships to two seniors from Alhambra High School who plan to keep art in their futures.
Gabrielle Solis describes drama as “an art I love so deeply” and enjoys making people “feel something” when she performs. Gabrielle has been accepted at Sonoma State University, Humboldt State, and three universities in Oregon. Clearly she has a choice where to earn her minor in Theater Arts and obtain a teaching credential. Gabrielle was a student teacher for middle school drama classes and plans to be a Drama teacher for middle school or high school students.
Aaron Sullivan has a variety of experience working on sculpture pieces, mural art, designing posters and T-shirts, and helping to build a house for Habitat For Humanity in New Orleans. He has been accepted at the University of Nevada, Reno and hopes to incorporate design elements into computer science work.
MAA supports the arts in local schools through teacher grants and student scholarships. The scholarship program is intended to support students’ educational goals in the arts, and is primarily funded by MAA’s annual Art in the Park event, which is coming up August 20th.