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Penland: Scholarships for Spring Workshops

Published October 28, 2014
Penland School of Crafts is offering 2015 Spring Workshops, scholarship Applications due November 28, 2014.

 

For information about the workshops offered by Penland in Spring click here: http://penland.org/classes/spring/spring_8.html

 

For the Penland scholarship application click here: Application

 


Information about the scholarships:
Work-study scholarships help make Penland available to a wider range of students. Work-study students receive room, board, and discounted tuition. No work-study for fall and spring one-week workshops.

Full work-study students work 20–25 hours per week on a variety of tasks—principally in food service and dishwashing. (No full work-study in glass.) Partial work-study students work approximately 10 hours per week. Most work-study jobs are labor intensive. If you have physical limitations and you are selected for work-study, please let us know before you get here what kinds of work you can do, and they’ll do their best to make an appropriate work assignment.

In addition to regular duties, work-study students are required to work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the day before and the day after their session. If you cannot meet this requirement, do not apply.


 Information about the application:

Scholarship applicants are required to submit two letters of reference, a résumé, a $50 application fee, and a letter of interest and need. Your letter should be no longer than two pages and should address the following:

  • Financial need: why attending Penland would be a financial hardship for you.
  • Seriousness of intent: your background and experience in craft, if any (prior experience in craft is not a requirement). The individual artistic goals that you hope to pursue in each of the classes you are applying for.
  • Work ethic: work-study students have an experience which is different from yet equally valuable to that of regular students. Do you feel you will benefit from balancing studio work with physical labor for the school?

You will also need to supply a résumé and two letters of reference which address your work ethic and your commitment to learning.


 

Special Work-Study Scholarships:

Samuel A. Almon Scholarship
Established in honor of Samuel Almon, who was a friend of the school, this fund provides a fully-funded work-study scholarship covering room, board, and tuition for a textiles Concentration. This scholarship requires the student to contribute a piece made during the session to the scholarship auction.

Christy Wright Scholarship for Glass Art
Established by the family and friends of Christy Wright, this fund provides a fully-funded work-study scholarship covering room, board, and tuition for a glass Concentration for a student making a career transition into glass.

Texas Star Scholarship
Funded anonymously, this award supports the experience of a Concentration work-study student in clay, currently living in Texas. The award provides $2,850 toward the work-study scholarship fee for a student with financial need who is ready to engage fully in concentrated, creative exploration.

The deadline for the Almon, Wright, and Texas Star scholarships is August 1, 2014 whether you are applying for fall or spring. Along with other scholarship materials, applicants for these three scholarships should send five printed images of their work (maximum size: 8-1/2 x 11 inches) and a letter explaining their qualifications.

Development Work-Study
There is one work-study position in the fall and one in the spring in the development office.

Movement Work-Study
There is one work-study position in the fall and one in the spring for a student who will teach movement classes. Your application and résumé should address your qualifications to teach movement.

Glass Studio Work-Study
There is one work-study position in the fall and one in the spring for a glass student who will work 30 hours per week in the glass studio. Your application should include five printed images (maximum size: 8H x 11 inches) of your work. For more details, contact the glass studio coordinator at 828-765-2359, ext. 122.

Scholarship applications are accepted by mail only.

For more information about the Penland School of Crafts, the scholarships, and the workshops, visit: http://penland.org/programs/resident_artists.html