Spring Scholarships 2014


Spring scholarship applications must be received by November 29, 2013.

Work-study scholarships help make Penland available to a wider range of students. Work-study students receive room, board, and a discounted tuition. Full work-study students work 20-25 hours per week on a variety of tasks—principally in food service and dishwashing. Partial work-study students work approximately 10 hours per week. (No full work-study in glass.) Most positions involve physical labor, but there are a few which can accommodate physical limitations. If you have physical limitations, please send a separate note explaining what kinds of work you are able to do. This will not factor into selection, but will help us with assignments. 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.

Scholarship applications are accepted by mail only.

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.

There is one work-study position in the fall and one in the spring for a student who will teach movement and also do some office and garden work. Your application and resume should address your qualifications to teach movement.

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


Please do not apply for work-study if you are applying as a full-paying student. If you are not selected for work-study, you will have the opportunity to re-apply as a full-paying student (some workshops may be full at that time). Work-study applications must be received by November 29, 2013, except for the special work-study scholarships listed below. Because these are available for both fall and spring classes, applications for these scholarships must be received by August 2, 2013. Work-study students will be notified by December 15, and once accepted will be asked to pay their invoiced balance.

Scholarship applications are accepted by mail only.

International students note: because the U.S. government considers our work-study scholarship and studio assistantship programs to be work for hire, students who are not U.S. citizens may not receive work-study scholarships unless they have a work permit.