In a little under two years the Fund has awarded over $30,000 in Isaiah Scholarships and many AMAZING Sketchbook Awards. 100% of all donations are directed to art kids!
The Fund, which started as a little idea, by retired art teachers Marlene Kohn and Marilyn Traeger has grown thanks to the generous support of the Art Education Department, Miami-Dade County Public Schools; The Dade Art Educators Association; The Alper JCC; Blick Art Materials; DASH; our energetic and enthusiastic student & adult Volunteers; and our big-hearted donors.
Congratulations to the winners of the Isaiah Scholarships given annually to talented students who have created diligently throughout their high school years and are continuing their studies in colleges and universities around the world.
At the end of the event members of the Fund received startling news when one of the Scholars indicated that she might not be able to attend her school of choice. She is $5,000 short despite the $50,000 she already has been awarded in scholarships and loans. We told her that we would find a way. This is an excerpt of her application. “I learned that emotional and financial pains are transient and that if you choose to keeping working hard, you will prevail.” The Fund is still working hard to help her. Please consider donating a little or a lot to make her artistic dream come true. Donate on our website or mail a check to Dade Art Educators Association 879 Eastwood Drive | Miami Springs, FL 33166.