MENDOCINO CO., 1/26/17 — A new performing arts scholarship has been created to support high school students in inland Mendocino County with achieving their dreams of working in the performing arts. The money is available for “students graduating from a high school in Anderson Valley, Ukiah area, Willits, Leggett, Laytonville, or Round Valley who are serious about pursuing a career in the performing arts, including music, theatre, dance, film, puppetry, and related technical fields such as sound, lighting, set and costume design.”
The fund was started by John Whitcomb and Dennis McCarthy, former pear farmers who were inspired to create the McCarthy and Whitcomb Inland Performing Arts Scholarship Fund in coordination with the Community Foundation of Mendocino County due to their lifelong appreciation of the arts.
Applications to the fund opened on January 18 and will close on April 6, 2018. The Community Foundation also administers a variety of different student scholarships, which you can check out here.
Here’s the full press release about the McCarthy and Whitcomb fund, and you can read more about the fund here.
by Megan Barber Allende