Press Release June 2015

Press Release – June 2015 THE S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION OF MONTEREY COUNTY ANNOUNCES LATEST GRANTS and SCHOLARSHIPS Since its inception in 2009 the Foundation has distributed grants amounting to a total of over $775,000.00 The following groups have been awarded grants in May 2015: Youth Music Monterey: $5000.00 to fund ten (10) S.T.A.R. Foundation Scholarships of $500.00 each. Caminos del Arte, Salinas: $2750.00 to purchase or rent musical instruments for their annual Arts and Crafts Festival and Workshop Spector Dance: $5000.00 to subsidize ticket costs so that students may attend performances in King City and at Hartnell College, free of charge. Monterey High School: $10,000.00 to help purchase a new portable dance floor so that students can rehearse and perform safely. The following graduating high school Seniors from Monterey County have been chosen to receive a $1000.00 scholarship for each of their four years in school in college. Vanessa Aguilar, North Salinas High School Ian Clark, Salinas High School Symphonie Constant, Monte Vista Christian School Paul Davis, Trinity Christian High School Konrad Ehresman, North Monterey County High School Ireland McCartin, Monterey High School Claire Moorer, Carmel High School Jordyn Palma, Trinity Christian High School Cameron Poletti, Carmel High School Joshua Reeves, Trinity Christian High School Benefit Performances Paraphrase Productions ( will present performances of “Little Shop of Horrors” August 13,14,15,16 at Paper Wing Theater to benefit the S.T.A.R. Foundation. Please see their website for more information. New Board Members S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County is also happy to welcome three new members to the Board of Trustees: Dennis Hunridge, Leslie Lancaster, and Susan Meister. They join remaining board members Eleanor Love, Stephanie Ottone, and Matthew Ottone. 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.]