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LQAF Scholar Spotlight: Jake Hill–Cinema Major at SFSU

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“This scholarship obviously helps financially, but receiving it made me realize I can “make it” as an artist. It helped me stay confident in my abilities as an artist. In times when I’m not sure about pursuing a creative career the La Quinta Arts Foundation Scholarship is a motivating factor in inspiring me to create.  I can’t thank you enough for the art scholarship.”—Jake Hill

Jake Hill

Jake Hill is a LQAF Scholarship Winner for 2016-17.  He is a scholarship recipient of the Nancy and David Marks Memorial Scholarship. The Nancy and David Marks Memorial Scholarship creates opportunities for talented, aspiring artists from the valley and the La Quinta Arts Foundation is grateful for the continued partnership with Marks’ family. During his senior year of high school, he interned with the Coachella Valley Art Scene, where he was able to make a lot of connections and pursue creative projects in music, film and photography.  

Jake Hill in production on his short film.

He is currently majoring in Cinema at San Francisco State University.  This past semester, he created a short film “Von Boysage”. 


In keeping with LQAF’s mission of “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts,” annual scholarship awards are made possible with proceeds garnered from LQAF public art events including the La Quinta Arts Festival, plus La Quinta Arts Foundation memberships and contributions by sponsors, community partners and memorial contributions.  LQAF scholarship recipients are eligible to receive funding for up to five years.

The Visual Arts Scholarship Program is designed to assist local college-bound art students, and returning scholarship recipients, as they work toward a career in the field of visual arts.  Since the program was instituted in 1984, La Quinta Arts Foundation has awarded more than $1.23 million dollars in scholarships to local students pursuing college degrees in the field of visual arts.