Press Release 9/15




Since its inception in 2009 the Foundation has distributed grants amounting to a total of over $825,000.00

The following groups have been awarded grants in September 2015:

  • Sol Treasures, King City: $5000.00 for the new High School musical program
  • Monterey Jazz Festival: $6000.00 to be used for the Traveling Clinician Program
  • PacRep: $3225. for SoDA (School of Dramatic Arts) scholarships and tickets for community youth to attend performances.
  • Camerata Singers: $250.00 music for Futures (youth) and up to $2500.00 for tickets for youth to attend performances.
  • Occhiata Foundation: $10,000. In School Presentation in preparation for Metropolitan Opera Cinema for 3000 plus students

Benefit Performance:

  • The Monterey Museum/La Mirada hosted a benefit concert on September 11, 2015 – “Beside the Golden Door”-

The event brought in nearly $1500.00 to fund college scholarships for students involved in the performing arts.

  • The Paraphrase Production performances in August 2015 of “Little Shop of Horrors” netted $700.00 after their costs.

For more information go to OR contact

Reg Huston, Founder and Executive Director , P.O. Box 2538 Salinas, CA 93902


Application deadline: 2021 Performing Arts Scholarship- May 15

THE S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP REQUESTS  SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION S.T.A.R. Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship Awards for 2021-2022 The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County (Support The Arts Regionally) Scholarship program exists to help graduating Monterey County high school seniors pursue their interest in the performing arts beyond the secondary school setting. Scholarship awards are available for students having an interest in acting, musical theater, vocal and/or instrumental music, related technical skills, playwriting, performing arts management in a college or in an extracurricular prog ram. Depending on available funds, students attending a two-year college […read more.]