This scholarship was given for excellence in Instrumental Music to a 2017 graduate of a public High School in Ontario County who is planning to matriculate at an accredited college or art school as a Music Arts major for the fall 2017 semester. Emma Sainsbury, class of 2017 at Canandaigua Academy, has been selected as the recipient of the OCAC Mariner Family Memorial Arts Scholarship for 2017. Emma will be majoring in Music Education at the Crane School of Music at S.U.N.Y. Potsdam in the fall. She will receive a $2,000.00 Scholarship grant from the Arts Council for her outstanding achievement in Instrumental Music. Emma is a talented instrumental musician on clarinet and other wind instruments, she was recommended for the award by the Band Director and Music Department Chairperson of Canandaigua Academy, Mr. Greg Kane. On the evening of May 24th, Emma received a Certificate of Achievement to certify her selection as our scholarship winner from OCAC President, Judi Rogers Cermak, and OCAC Secretary Denise Van Deroef, at the Canandaigua Academy Senior Awards Assembly.
This scholarship was given for excellence in Visual Arts to a 2016 graduate of a public high school in Ontario County who was planning to matriculate at an accredited college or art school as a Visual Arts major for the fall 2016 semester. Andrew Bellomo, class of 2016 at Victor High School, was selected as the recipient of the OCAC Mariner Family Memorial Arts Scholarship for 2016. Visual Arts majors including Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Sculpture/3D, Fashion Design, Photography, Ceramics, Animation, Computer Graphics, Film, and other Visual Art specializations were considered.