The Juneau Community Foundation and the Brady family of Skagway announced that the Margaret Frans Brady Fund awarded $7,350 in scholarship funding in 2023 to nine qualifying area residents who are pursuing artistic excellence.

The Skagway residents are below.

• Adalia Deach – Adalia, an outstanding artist and musician during her years at Skagway High School, and a 2023 graduate, will enter the School for Visual Arts in New York City this fall. $1,500

• Annemarie Hasskamp – Annemarie, an accomplished artist in her community, will continue her studies in the weaving arts. A scholarship grant to the Skagway Arts Council will go toward her professional lessons with Juneau weaver Lily Hope. $1,500. 

• Anika and Julius Thole – The talented Thole siblings of Skagway’s elementary and middle school, will focus on the movement arts this summer at the Circus Juventas camp in St. Paul, Minnesota. $850.

“We are pleased again to offer scholarships to talented art students of all ages from our region,” said Jeff Brady, MFB fund advisor. “Many are attending prestigious colleges and camps and studying with amazing artist mentors. We are happy to help them achieve this level of study and growth.”

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 Arts Scholarship Fund was established a year later to assist students and artists in our area with scholarships to help them improve their creative abilities.

Including this year’s awards, about $79,000 has been awarded to more than 75 area students of the arts since the MFB Arts Scholarship fund was created.

The MFB Fund continues to accept arts and education project applications from non-profit entities, limited to the availability of funds. More information about how to apply is at