Previous Winners 2017-05-01T15:22:44+00:00

Previous Winners

2015-2016 – Amber DeStevens

The Larry Mitchelson Fine Arts Scholarship selection committee was proud to announce Miss Amber DeStevens as our 2015-2016 Academic Year winner. Miss Stevens is attending Rochester Institute of Technology. Amber is interested in photography, interior design and museum studies. In addition to her art aspirations, Amber is a student-athlete who excelled in track and field. Amber is the daughter of Ed DeStevens.

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2014-2015 – Abigail Field

Abigail Field

The Larry Mitchelson Fine Arts Scholarship selection committee was proud to announce Miss Abigail Field as our 2014-2015 Academic Year winner. Miss Field is attending Russell Sage College in Troy, NY.

Abigail dreams of working in an elementary school in occupational therapy where she intends on applying her creative arts therapy skills. In addition to her love for ceramics and acting, Abby has won art awards and also worked part-time. Abby is the daughter of Mark and Lynne Field.

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2013-2014 – Abigail Shatrau

Abigail Shatrau has earned the 2014 Fine Arts Award from the Larry Mitchelson Scholarship Foundation. Abigail will be pursuing her dream of a career in fashion design. She will attend the State University of New York at Oneonta and then plans on completing her schooling at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Abigail is the daughter of Christopher and Denise Shatrau of Oswego, New York.

Abigail has also been featured in the local newspaper in the past:

Abigail Shatrau Student Artist For May

GRB Students Join ‘The Memory Project’

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2012-2013 – Mariah Munger

The Larry Mitchelson Fine Arts Scholarship selection committee was proud to announce Miss Mariah Munger as our 2012-2013 Academic Year Winner. Miss Munger is attending New Paltz State University. Since coming to New Paltz, Mariah has changed her major from Art Therapy to Art Education with a concentration in Ceramics. She has been busy with classes and foundation studios which has really helped her develop her artistic skills.

Mariah will be posting new artwork to the website soon so be on the look out for that!

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2011-2012 – Maggie Ryan

The Larry Mitchelson Fine Arts Scholarship selection committee was proud to announce Miss Maggie Ryan as our 2011-2012 Academic Year Winner. Miss Ryan is attending Oswego State University.

Maggie Ryan loves creating a variety of art including photography and painting. Over the years she has developed her own style of art incorporating collaged images into her compositions. Maggie will be attending State University of New York at Oswego in Fall 2012 to pursue an art education certification as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In addition, Maggie wants to earn a dual degree in Art Therapy. In addition to her love for art, Maggie has been an excellent overall student, President of several Clubs in high school and also managed to work a part-time job. Maggie is the daughter of Patrick and Tracey Ryan.

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2010-2011 – Desirae Collins

We are proud to have Desirae Collins as our 2011 scholarship recipient. Desirae was selected for a $1000 gift based on her application and outstanding art portfolio.

Desirae Collins plans to pursue art education at State University of New York Oswego and also study art therapy. During her high school career, Desirae developed her own style of art incorporating collaged images into her compositions. She also enjoys photography and earned an Art Achievement Award in 2010. Desirae is the daughter of Rhonda Abraham.

We look forward to providing our supporters with an update on Desirae’s progress in college.

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2009-2010 – Alexis Semeraro

We are proud to have Alexis Semeraro as our 2010 scholarship recipient. Alexis was selected for a $1000 gift based on her application and outstanding art portfolio.

We expect to see Alexis’ name in lights someday. Her goal is to become an animator and film producer and help produce media for companies like Disney or Dreamworks. She has already established an impressive track record as winner of the 2003 Harborfest drawing contest, third place in the 2009 Memorial Day Salute poster contest and 2010 winner of the G. Ray Bodley Mural Contest. Alexis will begin pursuit of her career goals at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Fall 2010 where she is enrolled in the Media Arts Program. Aside from art, Alexis is a High Honors student, is active in the community and manages to work a part-time job. Alexis is the daughter of John and Brenda Semeraro.

We look forward to providing our supporters with an update on Alexis’ progress.

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2008-2009 – Abigail Grimshaw

We are proud to have Abigail Grimshaw as our 2009 scholarship recipient. Abigail was selected for a $1000 gift based on their application and outstanding art portfolio. Abigail attended NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

We look forward to providing our supporters with an update on Abigail’s progress.

2007-2008 – Sydney Scruton

We are proud to have Sydney Scruton as our 2008 scholarship recipient. Sydney was selected for a $1000 gift based on their application and art portfolio. Sydney attended Finger Lakes Community College for two years before transferring to another school to study fine arts.

We look forward to providing our supporters with an update on Sydney’s progress.

2006-2007 – Rachel Higgins

We are proud to have Rachel Higgins as our 2007 scholarship recipient. Rachel was selected for a $1000 gift based on their application and art portfolio.

We look forward to providing our supporters with an update on Rachel’s progress.

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2005-2006 – Jessica Henderson

We are proud to have Jessica Henderson as our 2006 scholarship recipient. Jessica was selected for a $1000 gift based on their application and art portfolio.

We look forward to providing our supporters with an update on Jessica’s progress.

2004-2005 – Tara Warwick

We are proud to have Tara Warwick as our 2005 scholarship recipient. Each student is selected for a $1000 gift based on their application and art portfolio.

Miss Warwick attended the University of Buffalo and majored in art.

We look forward to providing our supporters with an update on Tara’s progress.

2003-2004 – Matt Hill

We are proud to have Matt Hill as our 2004 scholarship recipient. Each student is selected for a $1000 gift based on their application and art portfolio.

Matt attended SUNY Buffalo where he majored in fine art. He graduated in 2008 and is now teaching.

We look forward to providing our supporters with an update on Matt’s progress.

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