The family of Vivian Christy Sansoni is honored to pay tribute to her by creating a Shenandoah University scholarship in her memory. Vivian, a longtime student at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA), was an actress, singer, dancer and musician. SCAA provided a wonderful outlet for her creativity to thrive.
“Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy gave Vivian the opportunity to grow, explore her many talents, and to imagine, inspire, originate and innovate,” said her mother, Amy Christy-Davila, of Winchester. “Vivian’s performances through SCAA have provided her family and friends with memories that will last a lifetime.”
“While she left this earth far, far too early, Vivian’s soul and spirit remain,” said her father, Brian Sansoni, of Silver Spring, Maryland. “Her talent, joy, imagination, inspiration and creativity will live on through this scholarship. We know this scholarship will help prepare future generations of singers, actors, dancers, musicians and beautiful creative souls.”
The Vivian Christy Sansoni Award will be given to a student in the Winchester City Public Schools with demonstrated financial need who otherwise would not have the opportunity to explore the arts through the many programs offered at SCAA.
The intent of this award is to offer a student the chance to experience how the performing arts can bring a sense of belonging and purpose to life.
Any individual or organization may add to this fund at any time through direct gifts, properties, securities, trusts or bequests in order to enhance the number and size of the awards being made.
Shenandoah University expresses its sincere appreciation to Vivian’s family for its generosity in establishing this scholarship in her memory.