This year we are introducing the
Yakima Folklife Association (YFA) Duane
The mission of this 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
YFA is looking for the next featured design for the 2019 Yakima Folklife Festival. Applicants
must submit their unique design that will be voted on by the public to become the 2019 festival
The winner will receive a $500 scholarship.
Check out the scholarship information sheet (above link) for the design requirements and
deadlines. Click below for the online application.
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
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