Putting Education Within Reach.
The Massaro Kozak Art Scholarship Fund was created in 2014 to provide scholarships to students at The Out-of-Door Academy (ODA) and Saint Stephen's Episcopal School (St. Stephen's), located in Sarasota and Manatee Counties respectively, who embody the creative spirit of our youth in their pursuit of a four-year degree in Arts and/or Communications. The fund is distributed to one student annually, with $1,000 made payable to the accredited educational institution of the recipient's choice.
The fund was inspired by ODA art teacher Ms. Paula Kozak, who encouraged and motivated ODA student Maria-Francesca Massaro-Guglielmo to pursue a career in art. Following her graduation of ODA, Massaro-Guglielmo enrolled at Winthrop University, where she applies passion, creativity and artistic expression in her college studies and the creation of original pieces.