2018 Scholarship for the Arts Winners

THE STEVE SILVER FOUNDATION AND BEACH BLANKET BABYLON ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF THE
“SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS”

$15,000 CASH SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO
THREE BAY AREA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

 

SAN FRANCISCO — (June 5, 2018), Jo Schuman Silver—producer of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon—announced the three Bay Area high school winners of the 16th Anniversary of The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon “Scholarship for the Arts.

Out of the nine finalists who performed in the live competition at Club Fugazi, Joshua Ponton (Dance) from Oakland School of the Arts in Oakland performing to “One in 300” from Passacaglia by Bach, Nina Point Dujour (Acting) from Marin Oaks High School in Novato performing a monologue from Ruined by Lynn Nottage, and Barbara De Veaux-Griffith (Voice) from Oakland School of the Arts in Oakland, performing “I’m Here” from the musical The Color Purple, each walked away last night with $15,000 towards their college education.

 

The celebrity panel of judges included: choreographer Val Caniparoli, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman, actor, playwright and talk show host Brian Copeland, American political satirist Will Durst, composer and philanthropist Gordon Getty, famed opera composer Jake Heggie, SFJAZZ Center’s Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Chief of Civic Engagement Jonathan Moscone, San Francisco Opera’s General Director Matthew Shilvock, Z Space Theater’s Artistic Director Lisa Steindler, KCBS AM & FM’s Jan Wahl, and original member of The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin.

 

Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon has a long-standing commitment to philanthropic efforts in the community and has been involved with numerous charities and organizations including UCSF Cancer Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Child Abuse Prevention Society, AIDS Emergency Fund, Delancey Street Foundation, and Meals on Wheels San Francisco, among others.

 

For more information on the scholarship program visit www.beachblanketbabylon.com/scholarship.

Congratulations winners and thank you to all who applied!

SCHOLARSHIP CONTACT INFORMATION

To arrange interviews with any of the winners or for more information, please contact : Charles Zukow | Charles Zukow Accociates | 415-296-0677 or email Charles Zukow Associates

Current and Past Winners 

Press

San Francisco Chronicle – (Catherine Bigelow) 

San Francisco Chronicle – (Leah Garchik) 

SF Gate – (David Wiegand)