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2018 Scholarship - Duane Heilman Scholarship New for 2019! Duane Heilman Scholarship - new in 2018!

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We are proud to introduce the

Yakima Folklife Association Duane Heilman Scholarship

The mission of the Yakima Folklife Association Duane Heilman Scholarship is to highlight the creative and artistic individuals that live in and around the Yakima Valley.

YFA wants to provide financial assistance to individuals that are enrolled in or will be enrolled in a community college, tech/trade school, or university for the 2018/2019 school year.

YFA is looking for the next featured design for the 2020 Yakima Folklife Festival. Applicants must submit their unique design that will be voted on by the public during the 2019 festival.

The winner will receive a $500 scholarship for their 2019/2020 school year.

Check out the scholarship information sheet (above link) for the design requirements and deadlines. Click below for the online application.

Scholarship Application Form

Duane Heilman was born and raised in the Yakima Valley where he discovered an interest in both art and music. He has been painting since the late 1960's primarily with subjects that include local landscapes, still life, and portraits.

Duane has been an integral part of the Yakima Folklife Festival since it began over 35 years ago. His paintings have been the focal point of the designs for most of those years. We name this scholarship after him to honor him for his many years of unwavering support for the Yakima Folklife Festival.

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