The AAR board has set up mini scholarships in cultural arts fields to be awarded to students who live within the boundaries of the Greater Renton Area, or have a Renton address and are between the ages of 12-19. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage and help talented young students further their training in their artistic field. The categories under which a student may apply are all areas of visual or performing arts. The scholarships range from $250 to $500 with a total of $1,000 to be awarded.
Solana Jenkins has been steadily advancing her musical goals and gives Allied Arts credit for giving her the confidence she needed to pursue her dream. Playing trumpet, she was in the Liberty High School marching band and received glowing comments and an award from the band instructor.
2018 winner, Danielle Spahn is with the Musical Theatre Competition of America, played Anna in a Disney production of Frozen and performed with the Royal Theatre Company
The 2017 winner of the Allied Arts Scholarship award was Jessica Nguyen, a student at Hazen High School. Jessica applied for the scholarship asking if Allied Arts would help her purchase a new trumpet since her old trumpet was falling apart.
2014 Scholarship Winner: Oboist. “The oboe just fit my personality, it’s a really happy instrument,"
“Music is really fun and challenging,. There’s always something different and beautiful about each song. I want to continue to share that with others.”
2013 Scholarship Winner: Pianist
The first recipient for 2013 was McKenzie Fysh, a young pianist who received her scholarship at the Renton Community Foundation’s Circle of Giving Awards ceremony. She is using it to further her musical career.