Award Recipients for Scholarships 2021
The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the award recipients for a visual arts scholarship and two dance scholarships for 2021.
The Joan Aboff Memorial Art Scholarship, 2021
The Joan Aboff Memorial Art Scholarship is a competitive visual arts scholarship for painting and drawing majors to Usdan; Summer Camp for the Arts. 11th and 12th grade students residing in the town of Huntington may apply. The scholarship is valued at $4550.00. The scholarship is funded by the Aboff family.
This award is being given in honor of the late Joan Aboff. Ms. Aboff was a strong supporter of local arts organizations and was very involved with her community. She volunteered frequently with the Huntington Arts Council and the Art League of Long Island. We appreciate her passion and dedication for the arts.
Congratulations to Anneliese Perfetti of Half Hollow Hills High School East on receiving the award for The Joan Aboff Memorial Art Scholarship 2021!
Artwork Titled, “Portrait of My Brother” by Anneliese Perfetti
Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance 2021
The Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance is a competitive scholarship for Nassau and Suffolk High School Graduating Seniors who are pursuing a four year college degree with a major or minor in Dance. The scholarship award of $1000 is funded by the Long Island Dance Consortium and the Jacobs Family.
Long Island Dance Consortium consists of members of the Long Island dance community committed to provide education, develop awareness and increase understanding of all forms of dance in order to expand and cultivate the dance audience on Long Island. The award is given in honor of the late Rea Jacobs who dedicated over 60 years of her life to working in and supporting the arts in all its forms. It is a great honor for her family to be a part of this scholarship in order to continue her support of the consortium and young artists and to help her legacy live on.
LIDC is an IRS 501© 3 non-profit organization. www.longislanddance.org
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Lindquist of Eastport South Manor Junior-Senior High School on receiving the award for The Rea Jacobs Dance Scholarship 2021!
Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance 2021
The Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance is a competitive scholarship for Suffolk & Nassau High School Graduating Seniors who are considering furthering their education in dance, but not necessarily in an accredited program. This scholarship of $1000 is funded by Sandi Bloomberg.
Sandi Bloomberg has had a distinguished career in the arts, especially in dance. She owned and served as Artistic Director of the North Shore Studio of Dance for 25 years, she is the founder of The Red Hot Mamas, a former Radio City Rockette, director/choreographer of her own company, the North Shore Dance Theatre, and has published poetry, short stories and children’s books. She continues to help the Huntington Arts Council to keep the arts alive in Huntington, and fosters an appreciation of the arts in the young people of the community.
Congratulations to Juliet Marinello of Huntington High School on receiving the award for The Sandi Bloomberg Dance Scholarship 2021!