Charleston student wins national scholarship

Each year, the Anthony Quinn Foundation takes great pride in introducing its scholarship recipients.

From the foundation:

This year, we make that introduction in the midst of a crisis that none of us could have imagined. What we know, is that when things feel unsettled, many of us turn to what comforts us most. For our students, the ability to express their feelings and fears through their respective fields of art may be out of reach. During this time, the Anthony Quinn Foundation staff and board is working hard to create community, connection, and continuity for all of our students, past and present. That’s the power of art that we see time and time again: art brings us together. Through painting, music, dance, spoken and written word, the Anthony Quinn Foundation has built a community of 120 students in 10 years. 

Charleston high school junior Ashley Yoon (right) is the lone South Carolinian to receive the scholarship this year. A violinist, she intends to use her scholarship to attend the Heifetz International Music Institute in Virginia.

Over the past 10 years, The Anthony Quinn Foundation has received over 2,350 applications for summer intensive scholarship support. The pool of applicants grows more competitive and more diverse each year.

To date, they’ve awarded 118 scholarships representing 27 states and territories and 3 countries. Recipients have attended prestigious summer intensive programs across the U.S. and around the world.