The North Wind Quilters Guild of Fairfield recently awarded their 2017 Art Scholarships to three high school graduates from surrounding counties. The Seniors are: Megan Phillips from Fairfield High School, who will be attending the Chicago Institute of Art to study Art History and Museum Art, Alexander Viray, St. Patrick/Vincent Catholic High School, Vallejo, who has been accepted at CSU Northridge and has enrolled in the videography and film making program and Lillian Zamora, St. Helena High School, St. Helena, who will attend CSU Monterey Bay, Marina, California and plans to study Visual and Public Art in the field of Photo/Journalism.
These deserving recipients were chosen on their achievements in high academic scores throughout their high school record, their leadership endeavors, and involvement in community service. Each one plans to pursue careers in the art related field which they have chosen.
The North Wind Quilters promotes and strongly supports students' educational goals in the arts. Funding for this program comes from yearly fundraisers of beautiful handmade quilts made by its members. The Guild is proud of this year's recipients. They presented themselves before the membership as mature, articulate and exceptional young people. They are to be congratulated and wished success in all their future endeavors.
2016 Scholarship Winners Maria Chavez Guzman and Brandon Ruiz with Laurie Low, 2015-16 North Wind Quilters Guild Scholarship Committee Chairperson and Diann Jones, 2015-16 North Wind Quilters Guild President.
Diann Jones, NWQG President 2016-17
Virginia Romero, NWQG Scholarship Committee Chairperson 2016-17
Megan Phillips, 2017 Scholarship Award Recipient
North Wind Quilters Guild
The North Wind Quilters Guild Scholarship Program has been developed for the purpose of providing funds to support graduating high school seniors, college students and vocational students from Solano, Yolo and Napa counties who are pursuing a 2-4 year degree or vocational certificate in textiles, design or art.
Up to two $500 scholarships or one $1000 will be awarded each year.
For more information please contact Scholarship Chairperson: Virginia Romero
Lillian Zamora and Alexander Viray
2017 Scholarship Award Recipients