June 1st, 2013-The Portrait Scholarship for Class of 2014 has now closed The receipant will be announced in the month of June. Thank you to those that have applied, your time, talents, and spirit of Drake are amazing AND are greatly appreciated! Nancy.
Drake Edwards Memorial Portrait Scholarship: This scholarship is being awarded based on character.
Drake Edwards LOVED LIFE and his energy was infectious. Drake left us too soon, at age 20, on December 23, 2012. Drake was a friend, client, and Rep for Picture this Photography. His zest for life, character, and passions have inspired Picture This Photography to honor him, his spirit of love and giving by creating a portrait scholarship beginning with the Class of 2014.
Drake lived a life of ACTION through his involvement in snowboarding, leadership, skateboarding, church, camp counseling, music, and student body. He always led with joy. His love of guitar, banjo, song and rap all were just some of the ways he expressed himself.
Drake defined the words kindness, heart, compassion, and fun.
The goal of this scholarship is to share love, through my art, much like Drake chose to do on a daily basis. It is a way to honor Drake and to share Picture This Photography’s gifts with a deserving person; someone that goes beyond to help others.
The winner of the portrait scholarship will be chosen by a panel with members from Picture This Photography, a community member and the Edwards family.
Drake Edwards embodies Picture This Photography’s mission statement of community and giving. It is therefore fitting that the Drake Edwards Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates efforts to improve the lives of others by their version of joy, love, laughter, & community. Submissions must include the online application with essay. You can use photo’s, video, and/or any additional media that conveys your impact on their community. This is pure Drake Style! This scholarship is available to juniors in the class of 2014, and is open to high school students of West Linn and surrounding communities. You do not need to personally know Drake, but must embody his spirit of giving.
Application Deadline is June 1st, 2013 with award recipient will be notified before July 1st, 2013.
Awarding of Portrait Scholarship.
The Drake Edwards Memorial Portrait Scholarship consists of a custom senior portrait session and Gift Prints valued at more than $750. The scholarship will be awarded by a panel-with involvement from Picture This Photography, a community member, and The Edwards’s Family.
The scholarship is non-transferable and has no cash value. There will be one scholarship awarded. Please fill out the online application and complete either essay or mixed media. Questions, email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing a few images of Drake from his Senior Portraits Summer 2010
Drake and Twin Brother Warner… i barely got images, we were laughing SO hard, what a fun day
SPU LIFE… .. and his amazing floor of friends, Thank you for the usage of the SPU pictures!
Always in our hearts <3