Savannah Native Wins Scholarship Dedicated to Savannah Legend

Ben Tucker, Tiffany Blake, and Tucker’s wife Gloria
Ben Tucker, Tiffany Blake, and Tucker’s wife Gloria

Tiffany Blake has big plans. She dreams of working in film and television – moving to Los Angeles, New York or Atlanta and becoming a producer. And SCAD is helping her dreams come true. For the second year running Tiffany is the recipient of the Ben Tucker Endowed Scholarship, a scholarship grant in honor of Savannah jazz great Ben Tucker and awarded annually to an African-American student from the Savannah/Chatham County area. On Saturday, February 4, Tiffany and other scholarship winners will be honored at the 2012 SCAD Scholarship Gala at the SCAD Museum of Art.

Twenty-five year old Tiffany has spent almost all her life in Savannah. Her roots run deep – her paternal family goes back to 1886 in Valdosta State University “I am honored to be a Savannah and her maternal but it was just a matter of native of Savannah,” says family relocated here from time before she returned Tiffany. “Savannah’s rich Richmond Hill in 1938. A home to continue her education culture adds to my creativity graduate of Sol C. Johnson and pursue her Master’s – it’s inspiring.” High School in Savannah, degree in Film and Tiffany left the city to go to Television studies at SCAD.

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