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Frisco Arts Scholarships

Supporting Future Creative Professionals

Frisco Arts is proud to have awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to date! We recognize the hard work, talent, and vision it takes to be an artist, and we believe it is important to invest in those who pursue a career in the arts. We support students who are both passionate about the arts and serve the arts community.

We offer 2 scholarships for our youth. Click on each to learn more!

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The 2021 Excellence in Volunteer Service Scholarship of $1000 was awarded to Srinjoyi Lahiri on May 23, 2021. As a visual artist, Srinjoyi has served and participated in multiple events with Frisco Arts for the past 3 years. She created a unique "Quaranzine" encouraging students to continue creating art during quarantine. She was also selected as a member of the Congressional Youth Council under Congressman Van Taylor, and she was a student volunteer for Arts Advocacy Day with Texans for the Arts. Srin will be attendign Duke University.



The 2020 Excellence in Volunteer Service Scholarship of $1000 was awarded to Maansi Chodaravapu at Arts Impact 2019. Maansi served with Frisco Arts for 3 years and attended Heritage High School. She is valedictorian and plans to pursue Computer Science and Business Administration. Under Maansi's leadership with the Frisco Arts Youth Ambassadors, she spearheaded the first Frisco Arts Youth Showcase at Frisco Lakes, organizing 20 young musicians and artists to share their talent with senior citizens.

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The 2019 Excellence in Arts Service Scholarship of $1000 was awarded to virtuoso violinist Nikki Naghavi. Nikki served with Frisco Arts for 4 years and attended Centennial High School; she was most notably the Concertmaster of the TX All-State Orchestra and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. Nikki loved sharing her talent with the community at many of our events. We wish her the very best in her freshman year at the New England Conservatory. 

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2019 Frisco Arts scholarship recipient of $1000 through FEF is Abby Rajunov from Reedy High School, who will be studying Illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Pictured here with Frisco Arts President Julie Shipp.

"Thank you so much for all of the amazing work you put into Frisco Arts. Being involved in the arts ever since I can remember, I am forever thankful that Frisco Arts has made it possible for me and many other young artists to express themselves and pursue their dreams. Sincerely, Abby Rajunov"

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Congratulations to our 2018 Frisco Arts Scholarship winners with the Frisco Education Foundation!

  • Brianna Brown (Centennial HS)

  • Paulina Delgadillo (Heritage HS)

  • Andreana Tabacco (Centennial HS)

We know you’ll change the world with your creativity!

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Jessica Dressler, recipient of the 2018 AT&T Frisco Arts Endowed Scholarship at Collin College.

"I have worked very hard to be able to attend college since I would have not been able to do so without the means and aid of scholarships. Thanks to your generosity and support, I am able to continue my educational journey and college career. I wish to one day bring my ideas and inspirations to the world through my artwork."

- Jessica Dressler, Visual Arts & Technology Major

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Our 2017 Frisco Arts Scholarship recipients received a total of $10,000!  

  • Daniela Castro (Lone Star HS) attending SMU as a Music Education Major


  • Faith Smith (Centennial HS) attending Chapman University for Screenwriting


  • Kaitlyn Whitehead (Centennial HS) attending NYU to study Theater


  • Nathaniel Meeks (Frisco HS) attending UT Austin for Music Composition.

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Our 2016 scholarship winners received a total of $15,000 towards their studies in the arts!  

  • Matthew Tremmel (Liberty High School) studying Music Education at University of Kentucky


  • Isabella Dolande (Wakeland High School) studying Vocal Performance at UT Austin


  • Nicole Leatherman (Heritage High School) studying Stagecraft and Design at UNT.  

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