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Two S.C. students receive Anthony Quinn Foundation scholarships

Two South Carolina ninth graders, Aidan Forster of Taylors (above, left), and Rachel Yi of Simpsonville (above, right), have been awarded scholarships from the Anthony Quinn Foundation to attend intensive summer arts programs. Forster will attend the Summer Academy Program for fiction and poetry at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Yi, a violinist, will attend Heifetz International Music Institute. Forster and Yi are the first South Carolina students to receive AQF scholarships since the program began in 2011. Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn’s vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. This year, 15 students were selected by a panel of judges from among a record number of applicants — more than 500 students — from 34 U.S. states and four countries. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus: visual arts & design, dance, theatre, singing, instrumental, media arts, and literary arts. Scholarship recipients can apply Foundation funds to any recognized pre-college or arts education program. Scholarships range in size up to $3,000. For more information, visit the Anthony Quinn Foundation website. Via: Anthony Quinn Foundation