The Lake Stevens Arts Commission has proudly offered two high school seniors scholarships for the first time this year.
Arts Commissioner Gisela Hinchcliffe spearheaded the establishment of the scholarship fund for seniors continuing their art education in college.
Commissioner Hinchliffe worked with Kim La Fortune of Lake Stevens High School to establish parameters for applicants, including a letter of interest/intent and transcripts. The selection process was difficult as there were many deserving applicants, however, the two students selected by the Arts Commission were Analisa Soverns-Reed and Hannah Patten. These deserving students received their scholarship certificates on June 2 at the scholarship ceremony at the high school.
The Arts Commission would like to thank Melonie Greiser of the Lake Stevens Education Foundation for her help with facilitating the scholarship details. They would also like to thank the community for donations and/or purchases, which helped to raise the funds for these scholarships.
In honor of the scholarship’s founder, the scholarship has been named “The Gisela Hinchcliffe/Lake Stevens Arts Commission Scholarship Fund”. It is our hope that going forward, we will have the support and funding to make this an annual scholarship.