Learn about the Linda Rie Cohen Rising Star Award.
The Linda Rie Cohen Merit Award is an annual endowment of $10,000, generously funded by Fred Cohen honoring the memory of his late wife, who passed away in June 2013. Linda was a North Fork enthusiast. She loved the people and the food of the North Fork and had a lifelong passion for music, the arts, and education.
Applications are open to a “rising star” in art, music, or science who resides on the East End of Long Island or who has a strong connection to the East End and is between 16 and 20 years old. Accomplished young adults who have continuously demonstrated passion, drive, ambition, and exceptional talent in art, music, or science, may apply. Only the best and brightest will be considered.