Full Scholarships

Full Scholarships

You are welcome to mention in your letter specific scholarships you qualify for, however, this is not a requirement for application.

Lynn Kerr Azzam Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Aralia funds this award annually in memory of her sister, to provide a full scholarship for a summer class to a woman 50 years or older.

Meta Lou Quattlebaum Bailey Scholarship
The Bailey Endowment Inc. funds this award in memory of Meta Lou Quattlebaum Bailey to provide a full scholarship for a summer session for a resident of North Carolina. Preference is given to a female student 50 years or older.

Rick and Val Beck Glass Scholarship Fund
This endowment fund was established by Judy and Jim Moore in honor of Rick and Val Beck for their innovative vision and generous spirit. This fund provides one full scholarship for a summer session to a student with glass experience.

Dr. Jerrold Belitz Scholarship Fund
Established through a bequest from Jerry Belitz, who appreciated craft and Penland, this fund provides full scholarships for two-week summer sessions in glass based on financial need and exceptional talent.

Ethel S. Brody Scholarship Fund
Established by The Ethel S. Brody Charitable Foundation, this award is made in honor of Ethel S. Brody who demonstrated a life-long passion for the arts as a patron and an artist. An advocate for art education, she invested in the teachers who help so many achieve their aspirations to express themselves through the arts. This award provides a full scholarship for the University of South Carolina (USC) Ethel Brody Scholar to attend a summer class at Penland between his/her junior and senior year.

The Dover Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Funded by The Dover Foundation, Inc., this award provides a full two-week scholarship for a student in any media with financial need and exceptional talent.

Cramazing Creative Scholarship Fund
Established by John Cram and Matt Chambers, this award provides one full scholarship for a two-week summer session to a student in textiles.

Bob and Peggy Culbertson Scholarship
Peggy and Bob Culbertson fund this award annually to provide a full scholarship for a two-week summer session based on financial need and exceptional talent.

Dana Foundation Glass Scholarship
Funded by The Charles A. Dana Foundation at the recommendation of Helene Safire, this award provides full and partial scholarships for a summer session in glass.

The Theresa DuPre Scholarship Award
Funded annually by Theresa DuPre, this award provides one full scholarship for a two-week summer session for a student in clay.

East Meets West Metals Scholarship Fund
Established by Barbara McFadyen, this fund provides a full scholarship for a summer session in metals for a Japanese student or educator. The recipient should be a resident of Japan who demonstrates exceptional talent and financial need. This year, preference will be given to an educator.

Paul Hayden and Ginger S. Duensing Scholarship Fund
The Paul Hayden Duensing Scholarship Fund has been established by the Duensing family and friends to honor the life achievements of Paul Hayden Duensing – master printer, type designer, and educator. The endowment supports a full scholarship for a student in a two-week summer session in letterpress.

Boyd and Maxine Falls Scholarship Award
Funded annually by Laurel and Chesley Falls to encourage innovation and creativity, this full scholarship for a summer class is awarded to an artist who is accomplished in one medium and pursuing a class in a different medium. The recipient will be selected for his or her artistic merit and will receive a materials stipend of $500.

Golden Pearl Foundation Teacher Scholarship Award
Funded annually by the Golden Pearl Foundation, this award provides three full scholarships for a summer session for North Carolina art teachers and a stipend for the purchase of materials to use in their home classrooms.

Shelton Gorelick Scholarship Award
This award is funded annually by Carol Gorelick in memory of Shelton Gorelick, who cared deeply about Penland. It provides one full scholarship for a summer course in clay for a student with financial need and exceptional talent.

Horn Scholarship Fund
Established by Robyn and John Horn, this endowment fund provides full scholarships for a one, two, or two and a half week summer class to students of exceptional talent and financial need.

Huntley-Tidwell Scholarship Fund
Established by Hellena Huntley-Tidwell and Isaiah Tidwell, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship for a student of color living in the United States who might otherwise be unable to study at Penland.

Tom and Asa Johnson Scholarship Award
Funded by Thomas P. Johnson, this fund provides full scholarships for a summer session at Penland for students with financial need. Preference will be given to students with diverse educational, cultural, and life backgrounds to support Penland’s intentionally inclusive and dynamic creative community.

Bobby Kadis Scholarship Fund
Established by the family of former trustee and longtime student Bobby Kadis, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship for a student in clay.

Stoney Lamar Scholarship Fund
Established by the family and friends of Stoney Lamar in honor of his life-long contributions to craft and education, this award provides a full scholarship for a summer session at Penland in either the iron or wood.

Harvey and Bess Littleton Scholarship Fund
Established by the Hellers of Heller Gallery and Harvey and Bess Littleton, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship for a student in hot glass.

Lasater Drawing and Painting Scholarship Fund
This endowment fund was established by Robin Hanes in memory of her mother to provide one full scholarship for a two-week session in drawing and painting.

Louisiana State University Scholarship
Funded by an alumna of Louisiana State University (LSU), this award provides a full scholarship for a summer session for a student from the LSU School of Art to enrich their education and their personal and professional network.

Isaac and Sonia Luski Scholarship
Long-time friends of Penland Isaac and Sonia Luski fund this award annually to provide one full scholarship for a two-week summer session based on financial need and exceptional talent.

The Marcia Macdonald Scholarship Fund
Established in loving memory of Marcia Macdonald,an internationally-recognized jeweler/metalsmith and special soul who was a visting artist and frequent instructor at Penland, and who was herself a Penland scholarship student, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship for a student in jewelry/metals.

Jean McLaughlin & Tom Spleth Scholarship Award
Funded anonymously in honor of Jean McLaughlin and Tom Spleth, this full scholarship is directed to an international student for a two-week summer session.

The McMurray Scholarship
Charles McMurray funds this award annually to provide one full scholarship for a two-week summer session for a student in iron.

David Marshall Scholarship Fund
Established by David Marshall and continued by his friends and family, this fund provides one full scholarship for a summer session at Penland for a student with financial need and exceptional talent to study books, paper, print, or letterpress.

Mendes Family Scholarship Fund
Established by Jenny Mendes in gratitude for her time spent as a core student and resident artist at Penland, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship for a student 50 years of age or older seeking a personal or professional creative renewal.

The Neely & Thompson Scholarship Award
Funded by Linda B. Neely and Mark Thompson, this award provides a full scholarship for a two-week summer session for a student in photography.

John Neff Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by friends in memory of John Neff, a gifted artist who was a Penland core student, this endowment fund provides two full scholarships—one in any media and one for a student in clay.

Novak/Perkins Fiber Scholarship
Funded by Larry Novak and Dolly Perkins, this award provides a full scholarship for a summer class in textiles, books, or paper for a serious student with financial need who otherwise would not be able to attend. The recipient will also receive a $100 materials stipend.

Mark Peiser Scholarship Fund
Established by Judy and Jim Moore to honor Mark Peiser, Penland’s first resident artist in glass, for his technological innovations and aesthetic contributions to the studio glass movement, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship for a student in glass.

Penland Flameworking Scholarship Fund
Established by Judy and Jim Moore, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship to an experienced student in flameworking.

Penland Vision Scholarship Fund
Established by Judy and Jim Moore in honor of Jimmy, Heather, Colin, Tyler, and Eliza Royal, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship to an artist who celebrates the human spirit.

Richard Ritter Scholarship Fund
Established by Judy and Jim Moore in honor of Richard Ritter’s career achievements in glass and his commitment to Penland, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship for a student with glass experience.

Russell Scholarship Award
Funded annually by a friend of Penland, this full scholarship for a summer class in any media is awarded to an emerging artist coming into their creativity later in life. The recipient must be 50 years of age or older and demonstrate financial need and artistic talent.

Sawtooth School for Visual Art Faculty Scholarship Fund
Established by Joseph P. Logan, this fund provides one full scholarship for a summer session for an outstanding faculty member at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, NC.

Teacher Training Scholarship Fund
Established anonymously, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship for a two-week summer session for a teacher taking a teacher-training class.

Sarah Everett Toy Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by the family of Sarah Everett Toy, a sculptor and art teacher from Charlotte, this fund provides a full scholarship to study in any medium. Preference is given to a female student.

Wendy Weiner and Delia Champion Scholarship
Wendy Weiner and Delia Champion fund this award to provide a full scholarship for summer session in any studio for a student with exceptional talent and financial need.

Bob Weisgerber Memorial Scholarship
Friends and family fund this award in memory of Bob Weisgerber, a woodworker and a friend of Penland, to provide a full scholarship for a summer class in wood. Preference will be given to a student over 40 who would otherwise not be able to study at Penland.

Rob Williams and Warren Womble Scholarship Award
Rob Williams and Warren Womble fund this award annually to provide a full two-week summer session for a student in printmaking based on exceptional talent and financial need.

Penland also offers scholarships in partnership with other institutions. Please contact these institutions directly for scholarship and application information:

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Visionary Scholarship
Funded by visionary level members of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG), the Visionary Scholarship program was established for individuals who are making or seeking to make a full time career using the medium of glass. This award provides a full scholarship for a summer class at Penland in glass. This program was created as part of the AACG’s mission to further the development of art made from glass.

Clay Artists of San Diego Scholarship Award
The Clay Artists of San Diego Scholarship is a special scholarship for residents of Southern California who teach art in either the public or private sector in San Diego County. The recipient will receive full tuition, room, and board for a one or two week summer session in clay at Penland and a stipend of $250 to assist with travel and materials. This scholarship is funded annually by the Clay Artists of San Diego, a non-profit 501c3 organization.
clayartistsofsandiego.org

GlassRoots Scholarships
Funded by the Nicholson Foundation, Penland and GlassRoots partner to serve inner city students, ages 18 – 24, served by GlassRoots’ post-high school initiatives in Newark, NJ. Students participate in an 11-week life skills, career development, and college readiness program including an 8-week concentration workshop at Penland with mentorship and professional development. Each student who successfully completes the 11-week program will receive college credit for their study at Penland and the option for automatic admission to Essex County College in Newark, NJ.

Milton Adelman HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) Scholarship Award
Funded by Cathy and Alan Adelman in honor of her father’s 90th birthday, this scholarship is awarded and managed by HOLA. It allows a youth living in the Los Angeles area to attend a full two-week summer session at Penland.
heartofla.org

HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) Scholarship Award
This award is funded by Penland friends Cathy and Alan Adelman, and is awarded and managed by HOLA. It allows a youth living in the Los Angeles area to attend a full two-week summer session at Penland
heartofla.org

Higher Education Partnership Scholarships
These scholarships are provided in partnership with up to 30 colleges and universities who match Penland’s contribution of the cost of providing full scholarships for a two-week summer session at Penland. The college or university partner selects students, who must be first-time students at Penland to be eligible.

Terry Jefferson & Joe Lampo Scholarship Award
Terry Jefferson and Joe Lampo fund this award to provide a full scholarship for a two-week course to a student from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. A UALR faculty committee makes the selection. Eligible students are current juniors and seniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in art.
ualr.edu/art

William R. Kenan Jr. Fellowships
Funded by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, these full scholarships are available to recent graduates of UNCSA for study in all media in summer classes at Penland. Applications and selections are made in partnership with UNCSA.
Kenan Fellowship Information

Peter and Joni Petschauer, Peggy Polson Penland Scholarship
This fund supports one full scholarship for a two-week summer session at Penland. Eligible applicants are first time Penland students who are rising sophomores and juniors at Appalachian State University. Students in any degree track with prior experience in media offered at Penland are encouraged to apply. For information, contact the ASU art department at 828-262-2220.

Samuel and Jewel Phillips Craft Study Scholarship Fund
Established by the Samuel L. Phillips Family Foundation, this endowment fund provides scholarships for students at Mayland Community College for a summer class at Penland. For more information or to apply, contact Beth Mitchell, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Mayland. She can be reached via phone (828-76-1301) or email bmitchell@mayland.edu.

Steele-Reese Scholarship Fund
Established by the Steele-Reese Foundation, this endowment fund provides one full scholarship for an art education student from Appalachian State University and one from East Tennessee State University to learn techniques that will significantly enhance their future teaching abilities. Recipients are selected by Appalachian State University and East Tennessee State University.

Roundhouse Foundation Scholarships
The Roundhouse Foundation, which supports the arts in Sisters and central Oregon, funds this award to provide access to Penland’s high quality studios and immersive retreat environment for talented artists from Central Oregon. Support is provided for tuition, room, and board, materials, travel, and an artist stipend. For information, please contact Susan Robinson at susanroundhousefound@gmail.com or 541-480-9931.

Antony Swider Art Education Award
Funded by the Penland Endowment for Art Education held at the Winston-Salem Foundation, this award provides one full scholarship for a summer session to a public school teacher in the Forsyth County/Winston-Salem school system. For more information or to contribute to this endowment please contact the Winston-Salem Foundation or visit:
tonyswiderscholarship.org

UK Artist at Penland Fellowship
In partnership with the UK Crafts Council, a board of distinguished UK makers and curators select the recipient for this award, which provides an accomplished student from the UK a two-week summer course with no work requirements. Each year the fellowship is awarded in a different media. The award covers tuition, room and board, as well as international travel and ground transportation to and from Penland.

UNC Chapel Hill Minority Student Scholarship Award
Funded by Dr. Olive Greenwald and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Art, this award provides a full scholarship for a student in UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Art program. Selections are made by the UNC Chapel Hill Graduate Studies for Studio Art. Preference is given to a minority student.