2015 Scholarship Winners

Sedona Arts Festival announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

The Sedona Arts Festival is pleased to announce that it recently awarded $6,000 in scholarships to six deserving high school graduates in the greater Sedona area. All are pursuing an artistic career and represent the wealth of talent in the area.

The Sedona Arts Festival scholarship committee evaluates each application. Academic performance, artistic ability, and volunteerism in the arts community are all considered in the scoring process. A student must be accepted and enrolled in a higher education institution with a declared arts major to be eligible for an SAF scholarship.

Sedona Red Rock High School, Mingus Union High School, and Camp Verde High School were all represented in the pool of recipients this year.

From Mingus Union High School:

Sirilak Rottler
is excited to head off to Chicago this fall where she’ll be pursuing a fine arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her passion is painting, mostly in oils.

Mariah Jones
is an aspiring actress and filmmaker. She has been involved in theatre, both on stage and behind the scenes since, for years. Mariah will now be pursuing Film Studies and Theatre Arts at Northern Arizona University.

Riley McClellan
was surrounded by an artistic family growing up. Today she enjoys drawing and painting and will be majoring in Fine Arts at Northern Arizona University.

From Sedona Red Rock High School:

Sophia Harness
has been accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In the very near future, Sophia will be auditioning for “The Voice” after they found her music through Instagram.
Lily Davis
is a “jack of all trades” but what she really loves is dance. Lily will be studying at Northern Arizona University in the fall.

From Camp Verde High School:

Tristine Honea is beginning her higher education in the visual arts by attending Yavapai College for her Associates Degree. Upon completion, she will further her studies with a degree in Animation Drawing.

Since its inception, the Sedona Arts Festival has donated nearly $300,000 to non-profit art and cultural organizations in the community as well as providing scholarships.

This funding is accomplished through the annual fine arts festival. 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of Sedona’s longest running festival, which will take place October 10 and 11, 2015 on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School. An admission fee is charged to assist the organization in making this important funding possible. For more information about the Sedona Arts Festival, please visit the website at www.SedonaArtsFestival.org or call 928-204-9456.