Arts Grants


The Flagler County Branch of the American Association of University Women is pleased to be able to offer grants to local middle and high school girls in grades 6 – 11 pursuing the study of the creative arts.  The maximum grant per application is $500.00.

If you have any questions, please contact the Arts Grant Committee by email at

                             2023 Recipients

Chloe LongChloe Long is currently in the 11th Grade at FPC.   She is the President of FPC’s Band Program.  She plays tenor saxophone in the jazz and marching bands and is the principal chair oboe and English horn player for the concert band.  She is a student in the International Baccalaureate Music Class.  Chloe will attend the University of North Florida Summer Music Camp.


Natalie MillNatalie Mill is currently in the 10th Grade at Matanzas High School.  She has played the violin for 8 years and is currently a member of the Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the highest orchestra level in the Flagler Youth Orchestra.  She also plays the steel drum with Matanzas Blue Steel.  She hopes to continue her music studies at the college level and have a career in the music industry.  She will be taking private lessons this summer to increase her skill as a violinist.

Mackinzie Rogan is currently in the 11th Grade at FPC.  She performs with several groups at FPC and will attend Stetson Vocal Camp this summer.  She hopes to apply to Stetson College in her senior year and pursue a BFA.

                                            2022 Recipients


Naomi Lopez was awarded $500 for private viola lessons.  She is home-schooled and is in the 7th grade. Naomi plays in the Con Brio Orchestra in the Flagler Youth Orchestra. The grant will help her to perfect her skills and advance to higher levels in the FYO.



Angelina Pineiro


Angelina Pineiro (right) was awarded $500 to attend Vocal Camp at Stetson University. She is a freshman at Matanzas High School where she takes Choir and is part of the Ensemble. She volunteers with the Palm Coast Community Chorus and also plays cello in the Flagler Youth Orchestra.



2021 – Grant not awarded (Covid-19)

2020 – No applications received (Covid-19)

2019 Winners 

Arts Grants winners Hannah Lopez and Naomi Knight flank Cheryl Tristam, Executive Director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra

Naomi Knight – also a recipient of a Tech Trek Scholarship this year, is planning to use her $350 grant to attend Elite Animation Academy where she will focus on visual storytelling and study digital drawing at the Academy’s summer workshop.

Hannah Lopez – a violin student with the Flagler Youth Orchestra (FYO) for 6 years and is a member of the Harmony Chamber Orchestra – the most advanced orchestral group within FYO.  She will use her $350 grant for private lessons during the summer when there are not any FYO classes.

Update on Hannah –  Lessons in progress: AAUW Flagler grant recipient Hannah Lopez advances in Flagler Youth Orchestra | Palm Coast Observer

2018 Winners                                                                                                                                                  Karissa Jackson – a member of the Flagler Youth Orchestra received $350.                                      Jolynne Waldner – an accomplished ballet dancer received $350.

2017 Winners                                                                                                                                         Evan Hernandez – a 10th grader at Flagler Palm Coast High School and a premier violinist and trombonist with the Flagler Youth Orchestra received $350.                                                         Brooklyn Hoffmann – a homeschooler who participates in Florida Virtual and is a violinist with the Flagler Youth Orchestra received $350.                                                                                    Sekora Shuman – a homeschooler who is involved in the Parkview Baptist Church music program received $300.

 2016  Winners                                                                                                                                 Annabel Baker – a 10th grade homeschooler received $500 for private violin lessons         Cassidy Van Brink – a 10th grader who has appeared in over 45 theatrical performances received $500 to attend 2 Theater Camps.