YARMOUTHPORT – The friends and family of Valerie Gunderson Osiecki have established a scholarship fund at The Cape Cod Foundation in her memory. The scholarship will support college-bound high school seniors from Cape Cod or the Islands who are pursuing degrees in the Arts, with a preference given to students who are pursuing Theater. To be considered for this year’s scholarship award, students must be attending college in the fall of 2015, at either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution.

Interested applicants must complete an online application, including photos of five original pieces of artwork, or a two minute video or slideshow of artistic performance, by midnight on June 1, 2015. The application is available on the Foundation’s website,, by following the links to the scholarship page.

Valerie’s life was a reflection of her passion for the Arts. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Valerie held a degree in Theater from Indiana University. After living and working in New York City, she completed her Master’s Degree at Boston University and subsequently worked for WGBH in Boston for 25 years. Both a violinist and a published poet, Valerie always heard the music in the world around her.

Anyone interested in contributing to this fund in Valerie’s memory may do so through The Cape Cod Foundation. Online donations can be accepted at the Foundation’s website,, by clicking Donate to a Fund on the homepage or checks can be mailed to The Cape Cod Foundation, 261 Whites Path, Unit 2, South Yarmouth, MA  02664. Please reference the Valerie Gunderson Osiecki Scholarship for the Arts Fund.

The Cape Cod Foundation is a community foundation whose mission is to build permanent charitable resources for community betterment through informed grantmaking and civic leadership. The Foundation has distributed more than $50 million in grants and scholarships since its founding in 1989.