The Juneau Community Foundation and the Brady family of Skagway have announced that the Margaret Frans Brady Fund will make available up to $7,000 in scholarship funding in 2017 for qualifying area students who are pursuing artistic excellence. Applications for the 2017 arts scholarship are requested.

All application materials must be received by April 15, 2017. Application forms are available on the Juneau Community Foundation website at juneaucf.org.

The Margaret Frans Brady Fund was established in 2012 at the Juneau Community Foundation to support arts and education projects and programs in Skagway and northern Southeast Alaska. A separate MFB Scholarship Fund was established a year later to assist students and artists in our area with scholarships to help them improve their creative abilities. Since 2013, a total of $24,950 has been awarded to 29 area students.

Scholarships are considered for all students pursuing creative arts including writing, music, visual and performance arts. These scholarships include grants to help artists attend arts camps, schools, colleges, symposiums, or conferences.

The scholarship committee will make recommendations and announce this year’s scholarships by May 15. Scholarships will be sent to the tax-exempt non-profit or educational institution that awardees will be attending.

For more information about the scholarship, contact Jeff Brady, MFB Scholarship Committee Chair, at wjbradyak@me.com or 907-973-2354. For information about the Juneau Community Foundation, contact Amy Skilbred at amy@juneaucf.org.