This year, five MDC students were awarded the prestigious Frances Wolfson Art Scholarship for tuition, books, fees and art supplies. The 2017 scholarship winners are Gabriella Laventure, Edgar Ocampo, Ingrid Olson, Amanda Simeon and Nguyen Vu. Their winning art submissions, which include original paintings, drawings in acrylic, charcoal and mixed media, were exhibited during a special luncheon. Each student received a stipend to further their studies during the next academic year. To date, more than 200 Frances Wolfson Art Scholarships have been awarded to MDC students. In honor of the late South Florida artist and philanthropist Frances Wolfson, the Frances Wolfson Art Scholarship was established to help students pursue their passions and develop their skills. She dedicated the proceeds from her paintings and Hallmark greeting cards to the fund, ensuring that her legacy would support generations of aspiring artists long after her passing in 1980.
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