The Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy of Shenandoah University is pleased to announce the 2019 Vivian Sansoni Scholarship award winners.
Each year the Vivian Christy Sansoni Award is given to a student(s) in Winchester 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 fall 2019 award winners are:
- Emma Davis (Grade 3) is taking ballet
- Jasmine Pellot (Grade 4) will join the Blue Ridge Choristers
- Yaselin Mejia-Mota (Grade 7) will receive private instruction in the clarinet
- Yeyhlin Velasquez-Zavala (Grade 9) will sing with the Top of Virginia Youth Chorale
In 2015, the family of Vivian Sansoni created a scholarship in her memory. Each year this award is given in her memory to students when a financial need prohibits exploration of their talent and creativity. Vivian was an actress, singer, dancer and musician, and the arts provided a wonderful outlet for her creativity to flourish. Those selected receive free art instruction as a result of this scholarship.
Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy gave Vivian the opportunity to grow, explore her many talents, and to imagine, inspire, originate and innovate. Vivian’s performances through SCAA have provided her family and friends with memories that will last a lifetime.”
Amy Christy-Davila | Vivian’s mother
The scholarship in Vivian’s name allows other young talents to explore and expand their dreams. Vivian’s joy, imagination, inspiration and spirit live on through the creative journeys that these students will take in the months and years ahead.”
Brian Sansoni | Vivian’s father
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.
To donate to The Vivian Christy Sansoni Award, contact Assistant Vice President for Advancement Greeley Myers at 540/665-4936 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also give online via su.edu/christysansoni. Shenandoah University expresses its sincere appreciation to Vivian’s family for its generosity in establishing this scholarship in her memory.