New Scholarships at Juilliard

Thursday, May 02, 2024
Juilliard Journal
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A vibrant stage performance featuring dancers energetically leaping into the air. In the background, a band with various musicians is visible, contributing to the dynamic atmosphere of the show. The background is a bold red, enhancing the excitement and energy conveyed by the performers. The floor of the stage is adorned with blue patterns, suggesting movement and flow, which complements the dynamic poses of the dancers.
First-year dancers and the jazz orchestra rehearse “Get Happy,” Celebration 2024

With many thanks to the generosity of the following donors, Juilliard is thrilled to award the following new scholarships in the 2023–24 academic year and beyond.

Anne L. Bernstein was a loyal supporter of Juilliard’s drama program. Her legacy lives on in midtown at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater and at Juilliard via a gift from her estate that has endowed the Anne L. Bernstein Scholarship in Drama.

Eliane Bukantz, who was born in Belgium, was a longtime New Yorker and Juilliard supporter. A gift from her estate has been used to help make the drama MFA program tuition-free.

Stuart Coleman and Meryl S. Rosofsky have created a current- use scholarship that will support a dance student for the next three years.

Pre-College Scholarship donors Dudley and Michael Del Balso, supporters of the performing arts and arts education, created the Del Balso Family College Scholarship to continue to support Juilliard’s mission and its students.

Jesse Fink honored his late parents with a gift for the Milton and Helen Fink Scholarship. Milton Fink (BS ’48, double bass), a double bassist and cellist, devoted 40 years to teaching music in the New York City public schools.

Michael S. Gallo (BS ’62, voice) taught music throughout his career, most recently at the Felix Festa Middle School in Rockland County. He left a gift in his estate to create a music scholarship at Juilliard.

A gift from the estate of Karolyn Kirksey Holler, who lived in California and had a lifelong passion for music, has endowed a scholarship for keyboard students.

Scholarship donors Mark Hsiao (BM ’84, MM ’85, piano) and his husband, Howard Koeppel, are avid supporters of the arts.

The Jacques and Margot W. Kohn Foundation established four endowed full-tuition fellowships for drama master’s students in their second year. This contribution, which was part of the Kohn Foundation’s final round of grants prior to its sunset, was instrumental in Juilliard’s path to a tuition-free drama MFA program.

Mary Riew, a Juilliard Council member since 2019, and her husband, Dan Riew, have a passion for music and believe in the power of the arts. They are providing scholarship support for a student in the 2024–25 academic year.

For more information, please contact Irene Elias, stewardship manager, at [email protected] or (212) 799-5000, ext. 309.

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