Past Recipents

The following students have been awarded with a Massaro Kozak Art Scholarship to help support their pursuit of higher education.

2016 - Serenna Jones

An avid music lover for most of her life, Serenna pursued the arts both inside and outside of Out-of-Door Academy. She had been in ODA’s choir and was heavily active in performing at the Sarasota Opera House and various competitions. You may have enjoyed Serenna's in her most notable roles at the opera house including Annette in the Sarasota Youth Opera’s production of Brundibar and the Pastore solo in the Sarasota Opera’s production of Tosca.

The Massaro-Kozak Scholarship Fund is proud to be helping Serenna to grow as a musician by providing her the financial support she needs to continue her studies.

Scholarship Presentation

2014 - Scholarship Announcement

Out-of-Door Academy (ODA) art teacher Ms. Paula Kozak was pleasantly surprised when Maria-Francesca Massaro-Guglielmo unveiled the scholarship fund that bears her name. The Massaro-Kozak Art Scholarship Fund was created in 2014 to provide scholarships to students at ODA who embody the creative spirit of our youth in their pursuit of a four-year degree in Arts and/or Communications.

The scholarship fund was inspired by Ms. Kozak, who encouraged and motivated Maria-Francesca Massaro-Guglielmo to pursue a career in art. The gallery above captures the scholarship presentation, which took place on December 19, 2014 at ODA.


To provide scholarships to students from Out-of-Door Academy in Sarasota County and Saint Stephen's Episcopal School in Manatee County, pursuing a degree in Arts and/or Communications.

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Scholarship applicants must apply prior to April 30th of a calendar year and meet the following criteria...

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The Massaro Kozak Art Scholarship Fund was created by former ODA student Maria-Francesca Massaro-Guglielmo and her family...

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