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Penland Scholarships

Each year, about 40 percent of Penland's students receive financial assistance. Penland offers financial assistance in six categories: general work-study, special work-study, partial scholarships, full scholarships, studio assistantships, and standby discounts. These programs are supported by annual fund gifts, foundations, end-of-session scholarship auctions, endowments, and Penland's general operating budget.

Fall Concentration scholarships information

Spring Concentration scholarship information

Summer scholarship information

General work-study

General work-study scholarship students do work for the school before, during, and after their session. They receive meals, dormitory housing, and pay a discounted tuition. There are more than 200 of these scholarships.

 

Special work-study

Special work-study students do work for the school before, during, and after their session. They receive meals, dormitory housing, and pay no tuition. There are more than 40 of these scholarships with varying qualifications for summer, and 2 for fall or spring.

Partial scholarships

Partial scholarship students receive a $1,000 scholarship for a two- or two-and-a-half-week class with no work requirement. Summer only

Full scholarships

Full scholarship students receive meals, dormitory housing, and tuition with no work requirement. There more than 25 of these scholarships with varying qualifications. There are 25 of these scholarships for summer only.

 

Studio assistantships

Studio assistants work in the studio before, during, and after their session, preparing for the class, and assisting the instructor and their fellow students. They receive meals, dormitory housing, and pay no tuition.

Click here for more information about studio assistantships.

 

Standby discounts

Current K-12 teachers, college, university, and community college faculty, as well as residents of several local counties in North Carolina and Tennessee who take unfilled spaces in Penland summer classes and fall/spring one-week classes two weeks or less before the class begins receive half-price tuition. Standby discounts are available for fall and spring eight-week classes thirty days before the classes begin.

Click here for more information about our standby program.

 

Applying for a scholarship

Available scholarships, application deadlines, and requirements vary depending on the session (spring, summer, fall) and the type of scholarship. Please pay careful attention to and follow the directions for applying outlined in the registration information for your desired session. We encourage you to apply for any scholarships for which you qualify; you will be considered for the most advantageous first. Scholarship applications are accepted by mail only.

 

Fall Concentration scholarship information

Spring Concentration scholarships information

Summer scholarship information