DASF offers a $500 scholarship each year to a graduating Lee County High School senior who will enroll in a school of higher education to pursue their study in the area of the visual arts. Competition for the DASF Scholarship is evident as many talented student applicants are also outstanding and well rounded students.
2010 Scholarship Winner from Mariner HS
With a lifelong interest in art flamed by his father who teaches art at Mariner HS, Adam Frank has chosen to pursue the visual arts after high school graduation. He chose Ringling College of Arts and Design in Sarasota, Florida because it has one of the top illustration programs in the world and also is number one in digital arts. Adam has been active in the arts throughout high school with accomplishments ranging from multiple best-in-show awards to the people's choice award at Art Fest Fort Myers. His mural design graces the exterior of Mariner High School.
2011 Scholarship Winner from Cypress Lake HS
Chosen from a field of strong candidates with impeccable grade point averages, leadership skills, musical talent, and known for community service, we are pleased to award Alexandra Cox our annual scholarship for 2011. Alex was accepted by her school of first choice, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, but also three other schools. Alex has a lifetime passion for drawing and painting. She is a good worker who has demonstrated growth and maturity in technical skills, composition and choice of subject. She participates in campus shows, BIG ARTS on Sanibel, Alliance for the Arts and participated in the chalk mural at ArtFest Fort Myers. She is personable, positive, goal oriented and has sold her works to Fort Myers and Sanibel-Captiva residences. Her plan to pursue a degree in teaching set her apart. While she plans a career in art, she has a back-up plan that includes the possibility of teaching at the college level. We congratulate Alexandra on her accomplishments, wish her success in her future, and know that she will never be a "starving-artist!" See examples of her artwork in the slideshow displaying below.