The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, awarded $66,000 in fine arts scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. Twenty new scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors and 38 renewal scholarships were given to students who are committed to a fine arts major in college. 

Scholarships are based upon talent and academic performance of students majoring in the fine arts disciplines of dance, instrumental music, theatre arts, visual/graphic arts, or vocal music.  Scholarships are available to students in Conroe, Klein, Magnolia, Montgomery, Spring, Tomball and Willis school districts, MacArthur and Carver High Schools in Aldine ISD and private schools within each district’s boundaries. 

First-time recipients of the scholarship were awarded $1,000 with the exception of eight students who received $2,000 for having the highest combined scores for academics and talent in each fine arts category.  The awards were presented to the new recipients at The Pavilion Partners Scholarship Reception held May 9 at The Pavilion. 

The Pavilion Partners also gives students an opportunity to renew their scholarships after the first year of college if they continue to major in the fine arts. Renewal scholarships are evaluated on current academic achievement, letters of recommendation and a personal letter or essay.

The Pavilion Partners is an integral part of The Pavilion and its educational and fundraising programs.  The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship committee has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships since its launch in 1998.  In addition to scholarships and fund-raisers, Partners also provides volunteers for performances and programs at The Pavilion. 

A full list of 2011 First-Time Scholarship Recipients are listed below:

Tawny Anderson, Dance

The Woodlands High School

(The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring Sol Sachs)

Elise Baldwin, Vocal Music

Spring High School

($2,000 The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring Ralph McIngvale)

Aaron Boudreaux, Vocal Music

The Woodlands College Park High School

Cameron Champion, Instrumental Music

Klein Oak High School

Amanda Dolan, Theatre Arts

Conroe High School

Joseph Dougherty, Theatre Arts

The Woodlands High School

($2,000 The Otto Komes Memorial Scholarship)

Sami Eudy, Instrumental Music

The Woodlands High School

($2,000 The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring Lois Hurt)

Skyler Harrison, Visual Arts

Oak Ridge High School

Caroline Hunt, Vocal Music

Oak Ridge High School

Jonathan Jones II, Instrumental Music

Wunsche High School

($2,000 The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Memorial Scholarship)

Brenden Johnson, Instrumental Music

Willis High School

Carolena Belle Lara, Vocal Music

Klein Collins High School

Nicolas Lopez, Vocal Music

Tomball High School

($2,000 The Vince Caracio Memorial Scholarship)

Randal Garrett Nichols, Instrumental Music

Tomball High School

Molly Sayers, Visual Arts

Northland Christian High School

(The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring Randy Lowry)

Kathryn Schaible, Dance

The Woodlands High School

($2,000 The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring the Founding Members)

Vic Shuttee, Theatre Arts

The Woodlands High School

($2,000 The Nancy Bock Memorial Scholarship)

Augustine Solis, Visual Arts

MacArthur High School

($2,000 The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring Nancy and Casey Kosh)

Jessica Trinque, Theatre Arts

The Woodlands High School

Zachary Turner, Theatre Arts

Tomball High School

If you would like more information about The Pavilion Partners, please call 281-364-3010 or visit

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.


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