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Imagine a world without the art of Salvador Dali. That may have been the case if his family had not been able to afford his studies at a prestigious arts academy, where he first dabbled in the surreal. In 2018, the Barancik Foundation wanted to ensure potential masterpieces of tomorrow would not disappear today.

Creatives from across every corner of the world dream to deepen their knowledge of art at the Ringling College of Art + Design. However, at a small school of only 1,400 students, enrollment comes with an unattainable price tag for students from low-income families. Historically, some of the most talented young adults have to abandon their artistic potential for more economically-feasible pursuits at other colleges, especially first-generation college students.

With the belief in the power of philanthropy to change lives, and knowing that nothing changes lives more than education, Barancik Foundation established a Ringling College Masterpiece Scholarship with a $1,000,000 gift in the summer of 2018.

The college will award a Barancik Masterpiece Scholarship every four years to provide full tuition to a student identified as a game changer in her or his medium who also demonstrates significant financial need.

We are proud to announce Matthew Lupo, Motion Design 2018, is our first Barancik Masterpiece Scholar. View his work and learn more about him here:

About Barancik Foundation

The Charles and Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our world and enrich the lives of all people. It was the expression of this belief that led them in 2014 to establish Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—a private, family foundation located in Sarasota, Florida.

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