Ignite a passion that lasts a lifetime.
Your generous gift, of $2,000 or more, to the Medici Circle will open doors that would otherwise be out of reach for remarkable students.
Medici Scholars take their education beyond the classroom to collaborate with academics and artists in our community and around the world.
Please note: All travel will be excluded from the 2021 scholarship awards. Instead, we are asking students to adjust their applications to address local or remote project-specific needs.
Scholars in Art, Dance, Drama, and Music, rely on scholarships like the Medici Circle awards to support their academic growth and to broaden their creative development. Medici Scholarships are competitive and provide deserving young artists and scholars the opportunity to focus on a specific project with the support of a patron and a mentor.
Medici Faculty Mentors are assigned to oversee each project, to ensure that students enjoy the best possible experience and achieve an excellent outcome. Medici Circle Patrons open doors for a specific talented student and their project, and will help them reach their creative professional goals.
A scholarship program unlike any other
As a Medici Circle patron, you will have the exclusive opportunity to:
- Select your preference for an art, dance, drama, or music student;*
- Interact with your scholar; and
- Attend the annual scholarship celebration
*Please indicate your preference in the comments section of the online gift form.
Contributions to The Medici Scholarship program will:
- Support individual or ensemble student projects that creatively participate in digital platforms.
- Fund research or creative projects that focus on diversifying audiences or fostering inclusivity.
- Provide financial support for project-specific educational opportunities.
“Supporting the Medici program is an important part of my annual giving because of the impact you can create in someone’s life through a single scholarship. The program gives students the chance to pursue projects they would not normally do during the academic year and bring that knowledge and experience back to the campus. I marvel at how much art can be created in the world by our students through their Medici projects.” – Susan Hori.
If you have any questions about becoming a Medici Circle Patron, please contact Sarah Strozza, Director of Development, at (949) 824-0629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to the Medici Circle.
Medici Scholar Stories:
Feb 3, 2021: Practice Makes Perfect
Dec. 12, 2020: Arts Advocates: Janice F. Smith
Feb. 26, 2020: Shining a Light on Future Artists
July 20, 2020: Artist for the Future
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