Five Miami Dade College (MDC) students and aspiring artists have been honored with the 2019 Frances Wolfson Art Scholarship to support the costs of tuition, books, fees and art supplies.
The 2019 scholarship winners are MDC students Andrea Araica, Anthony Campos, Quentin Gibson-Mays and Jacquelyn Molina, and New World School of the Arts student Angelica Brito. They will receive $1,500 each to support their studies during the next academic year. Their winning art submissions — including original paintings, graphite portraits and mixed media — were on display at a recent luncheon hosted by Miami Dade College Foundation.
“Thank you to Frances Wolfson and the Wolfson family for your passion and drive to help young artists like myself succeed,” said Gibson-Mays, who is pursuing an associate degree in graphic design at MDC. “Art for me is an escape form the real world and helps me get through life. This scholarship is helping me afford certain art materials that I will need to pursue my dreams.”
The late South Florida artist and philanthropist Frances Wolfson established the scholarship in 1964 using proceeds from the sale of six of her paintings to Hallmark. The scholarship helps young artists pursue their dreams, supporting more than 200 students so far.
Since 1965, Miami Dade College Foundation has raised essential private funds for MDC to change lives, families, communities and the world through the opportunity of education.
Founded in 1965, Miami Dade College Foundation raises essential private funds to support scholarships, academic programs and support services so MDC students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. MDC Foundation also supports world-class arts and cultural programming at MDC that enriches the community. In 2017-18, MDC Foundation distributed nearly $9.5 million to benefit the students and programs of MDC.
Known as Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce. Miami Dade College is the largest degree-granting institution in the nation. The college’s eight campuses offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others.
For more information, visit www.mdcfoundation.com.