The fund exists to honor the memory of Zachary Watson, our friend and colleague, who died at the age of 29, after a traffic collision.
Each year on March 14, Pi Day, one promising young artist/technologist will receive a $5,000 grant to help further his or her education.
The fund is held and administered by Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Donations made through the link above are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and will be directed towards the Zachary Watson Memorial Fund. For as long as the fund will allow, Gray Area and co-founders of the fund will award a $5,000 grant to a promising artists/technologist.
Congratulations to the 2017 Recipient!
We are pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Zachary Watson Fund award is Irene Alvarado. Irene is UX designer and creative coder from Venezuela who is currently working towards a master in Emerging Media and HCI at Carnegie Mellon University. Congratulations Irene and thank you to everyone who applied.