Wednesday, September 4, 2013

ian m hassett foundation art scholarships & fundraiser

Today I received an email from Mrs. Stephanie Hassett, whose son Ian attended RHS and passed away from cancer in 2012 at the age of 19.  Mrs. Hassett wrote:

Our son, Ian, was a gifted musician and artist.  Our world was forever changed when he died from cancer in 2012 at the age of 19.  Before he died, we talked to Ian about setting up an art scholarship in his memory at his high school (Righetti) and he loved the idea.  Music was his solace but art was his passion and he wanted to share his passion with other students.  Today, the simple idea of beginning an art scholarship has grown and blossomed into more than we could have imagined and we aren’t done dreaming yet!

We formed the Ian M Hassett Foundation to encourage emerging artists to continue to pursue their passion for art.  Through the Foundation we award $2,000 a year to talented, local artists with plans to support and encourage more artists through Foundation supported gallery shows and an Artist Exchange allowing students to obtain otherwise costly supplies.  Our upcoming fundraiser, Form Over Function, to be held on October 5, 2013, will help enable us to continue on this mission.

For more information please click on the logo.


  1. When will this be open? I went to the website and there was no information of the 2014 scholarship

  2. The scholarship applications are in the Career Center with Mrs. Dirkes. The deadline for applying is April 1, 2014. We look forward to seeing your work.