Aaliyah Russ Receives Bill Dorsey Scholarship

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts High School senior Aaliyah Russ received this year’s Bill Dorsey Scholarship for the Barbara Ingram School (BISFA), a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD. After winning a People’s Choice Award in 2008, Reverend Janice Dorsey named the endowment established in her honor after her husband, creating the Bill Dorsey Scholarship. This scholarship provides a $550 grant to Aaliyah to help offset the cost of materials, supplies and other items directly related to her arts discipline.

Aaliyah Russ-Ed Dorsey-Rob Hovermale-websiteAaliyah studies dance at BISFA while also taking classes at a dance studio outside of school. Through her studio, she helps teach baby ballet and attends the Excel In Motion Dance Convention every year. After graduation, Aaliyah hopes to go to Pace University in New York City and major in dance and minor in business. Aaliyah plans to use her award towards an educational dance trip to New York City as well as for costume and dance expenses.