Meet Adara Edwards, 2021-2022 Fundtabulous Cohort
We wouldn’t go as far as to say that Adara came out of the womb as a creative, but that isn’t too far of a stretch because it’s probably coded into her DNA. Her mother, aunt, uncles, sister, cousin–fiber artists, jewelry designers, animators, photographers, musicians, poets. She can’t help herself.
Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Adara began applying to art schools around the country in her senior year of high school. She set her sights high, and to her delight, based on her portfolio of work, she was accepted into the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, Georgia and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Though her confidence was boosted, she had to face the harsh reality that as the daughter of a single parent, the money just wasn’t there for SCAD’s $60,000 a year price tag. So, instead of getting buried in a mountain of debit, she will complete her basic courses at home as a Seawolf.
As a Fundtabulous Fellow, Adara will learn how to leverage her creativity to generate revenue from her own business as she pursues her education. Who knows? With your help, she may actually be able to generate the funds needed to get the best education possible and change her financial future.