Special Work-Study Scholarships

Special Work-Study Scholarships

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

Janet Taylor Acosta Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established to honor a woman who deeply appreciated Penland, this endowment fund provides one work-study scholarship for a woman who is interested in expanding her abilities in craft.

Milton Baxt Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Milton Baxt, this fund supports one work-study student for a two-week session.

Abby Watkins Bernon Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Abby Watkins Bernon, who was a student in printmaking and photography, this endowment fund provides a work-study scholarship for women who are studying printmaking, photography, books, or drawing with the intention of pursuing a career in one of these fields.

LGBTQ Scholarship Award
Funded annually by Jerry Jackson in honor of Mary Anna Box and Melvin Sidney Stanforth, this award provides one work-study scholarship.

Benisch – Allen Scholarship Fund
Established by Barbara Benisch and Jacque Allen, this fund provides a work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session to a student in any media with financial need and exceptional talent.

Larry Brady and Edward Jones Scholarship Fund
Established by Larry Brady and the friends and family of Edward K. Jones (1970-2010), this fund provides a two-week summer session work-study scholarship based on financial need and exceptional talent.

Carey G. Bringle Jr. Scholarship Fund
Established by friends and family in memory of Carey G. Bringle, Jr., this fund provides one work-study scholarship, with the work-study assignment in the wood studio, for a two-week summer class in wood.

The Cynthia Bringle & Edwina Bringle Scholarship Fund
Established by the Charles E. and Ellen H. Taylor Family Foundation in honor of Cynthia Bringle and Edwina Bringle, this fund provides work-study scholarships for one two-week summer session in clay and one in textiles.

The Orville & Pat Chatt Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mary Schnelly and Gene Phelps established this award with former Penland resident artist David Chatt in honor of his parents. It provides a work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session for a student living in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho) who shows artistic promise and financial need.

Clay Scholarship Fund
Established by donors to the Campaign for Penland’s Future, this fund provides a summer work-study scholarship for a student in clay who demonstrates financial need and exceptional talent.

The Collins, Evans, Massey Scholarship Fund
Established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. T. Clyde Collins, Jr., Lisbeth C. Evans, and William P. Massey, this fund provides summer work-study scholarships based on financial need and exceptional talent.

Lenore Davis & Bill Helwig Scholarship Fund
Funded by the estate of Harold B. Helwig, partial scholarships of $1,000 are provided with no restrictions in any media or studio.

Eastern North Carolina Scholarship Fund
Established by Lisa and Dudley Anderson and eastern North Carolina friends of Penland, this endowment fund provides one work-study scholarship for a North Carolina student living east of Raleigh.

Bettie Ann Whitehurst Everrett Scholarship
Funded by Spencer and Mary Ann Everett in memory of Bettie Ann Whitehurst Everett, this award provides one partial scholarship for a student in clay.

AJ Fletcher Foundation Partial Scholarship Fund
Established by the AJ Fletcher Foundation, this endowment provides one partial scholarship for a summer session for an artist living in North Carolina. Preference will be given to students pursuing a course that utilizes new technologies including, but not limited to, digital modeling, computer controlled fabrication, Arduino microcontrollers, and video.

AJ Fletcher Foundation Work-study Scholarship Fund
Established by the AJ Fletcher Foundation, this endowment provides one work-study scholarship for a summer session for an artist living in North Carolina. Preference is given to students pursuing a course that utilizes new technologies including, but not limited to, digital modeling, computer controlled fabrication, Arduino microcontrollers, and video.

Glass/Apple Scholarship Fund
Established by Ed & Sue Glass and the Apple Foundation, this fund provides one two-week work-study scholarship for a resident from Rockingham County (NC), Stokes County (NC), or Pittsylvania County (VA).

Grovewood Gallery Scholarship Fund
Established by the Grovewood Gallery of Asheville in honor of Doug Sigler, long-time teacher of woodworking and friend of Penland, this fund provides one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session in wood with work assignments in the wood studio. Preference is given to students with woodworking skills.

Jane M. Hatcher Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Jane M. Hatcher, this fund provides a work-study scholarship for a summer session at Penland for a student with financial need. Jane was an extraordinary teacher and believed in creating an inclusive learning environment. Preference will be given to a non-traditional student and/or person from an underrepresented group so that he or she can develop their creative voice as Jane did.

Carl and Marianne Larson Scholarship
Established by Peter Larson and the family and friends of Carl and Marianne Larson, this award recognizes Carl and Marianne’s deep sense of community and commitment to volunteerism, Carl’s life-long interest in woodworking, and Marianne’s dedication to teaching. It provides an annual work-study scholarship for a summer session in wood.

Johnson Legacy Fund for Art Scholarship Award
Funded by the Johnson Legacy Fund for Art held at the Winston-Salem Foundation, this award provides a work-study scholarship to support the cross training of artistic souls. Eligible applicants are currently pursing, or have completed, a higher education major in music, drama or dance, or who are performing artists (amateur or professional) in one of those fields.

Kurtz Family Foundation Scholarship Award
The Kurtz Family Foundation funds this award to provide a work-study scholarship for a student with financial need and exceptional talent to study in wood for one summer session.

Steven and Ellen LeBlanc Scholarship Fund
This endowment fund was established by Steve and Ellen LeBlanc to provide one work-study scholarship for a two-week session.

John and Ione Lee Scholarship Fund
John and Ione Lee established this endowment fund to provide one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session in wood.

Janet Link Meredith College Scholarship
Established by Anne Dahl, this fund provides a summer work-study scholarship for a current student, full time faculty member, or adjunct faculty member at Meredith College who demonstrates exceptional promise and financial need.

Ann Skipper McAden Scholarship Fund
Established by the estate and family of Ann Skipper McAden, this endowment fund provides one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session for a student in drawing, painting or printmaking.

Ron and Sue Meier Scholarship
Ron and Sue Meier fund this award to provide one work-study scholarship for a summer session in wood.

Mitchell High School Scholarship Award
Penland School of Crafts funds this award to provide one work-study scholarship for a summer session for a graduating senior from Mitchell High School. Work-study duties for this award are assigned in the recipient’s studio.

Lucy C. Morgan Scholarship Fund
Established in honor of Penland’s founder, this fund provides work-study scholarships for a two-week summer session. Preference is given to people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Penland Metals Scholarship Fund
Established by donors to the Campaign for Penland’s Future, this fund provides a summer work-study scholarship for a student in metals who demonstrates financial need and exceptional talent.

David and Pat Nevin Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established by Pat Nevin, a frequent Penland student and work-study veteran, in memory of her husband David. The fund provides one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session based on financial need and exceptional talent so that a student can have the same kind of experience at Penland that Pat has had.

Patricia Nevin Scholarship Award
To encourage older students to take risks with new media, Pat Nevin funds this award annually in support of a special work-study scholarship for a person 60 years or older without significant experience in the medium they choose to study.

Betty Oliver Scholarship Fund
Established by the friends and family of Betty Oliver, an instructor who loved Penland, this endowment fund provides one work-study scholarship to a student who will use the time at Penland to explore a career or life transition.

I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation Scholarship Fund
Established by the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation, this award provides two special work-study scholarships for a summer session at Penland. One scholarship is for a student in clay and one for a student in glass. Preference is given to students who are 40 years of age or older.

O’Halloran Family Foundation Scholarship
The O’Halloran Family Foundation funds this award to provide one work-study scholarship for a student in clay.

Jane Peiser Scholarship Fund
Established by the friends and family of Jane Peiser, this endowment fund provides a work-study scholarship for a student in clay.

Mary Calhoun Phelps & Mary Schnelly Scholarship
Established by Mary Schnelly and Gene Phelps, this fund provides a special work-study scholarship for a summer class for a student who demonstrates artistic promise and financial need to study in any media. Preference is given to a young person.

Michael Pierschalla Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Michael Pierschalla, in recognition of his fondness for, and commitment to Penland, which he thought of as a spiritual and educational center, and where he both taught and visited frequently over the years. This fund provides one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session in wood.

Betsy and Marc Rowland Scholarship Fund
Established by Betsy and Marc Rowland, this endowment fund provides one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session in clay or metals to a student with financial need and exceptional talent.

Tommie Rush and Richard Jolley Scholarship Fund
Established by Ron and Lisa Brill and the Brill family in honor of glass artists Tommie Rush and Richard Jolley, this endowment fund provides one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session in glass.

Lynda Frank Sanders Scholarship Fund
Established by Lynda Frank Sanders in honor of her mother Ruth Chatterton Frank (1918-2010), this fund provides a work-study scholarship for one two-week summer session.

The School Teachers Scholarship Fund
Established by friends and family, in memory of Dorothy Heyman, who was a weaver, a long-time student, and a friend of the school, this fund provides one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session for a teacher.

Norm and Gloria Schulman Scholarship Fund
Endowed by friends of Norm and Gloria Schulman, this fund recognizes the Schulmans for their service to Penland and the field of craft education. It provides one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer class. Preference is for a young person developing their talents and interests or an older student seriously focusing on a life or career change.

Lenore G. Tawney Scholarship Fund
Established by the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation to commemorate the important role Penland played in Lenore G. Tawney’s life and work, this fund provides one work-study scholarship for a two-week summer session to an emerging artist who demonstrates exceptional talent.

Texas Star Scholarship
This anonymously funded award supports the experience of a concentration work-study student in clay. The award provides $2850 towards the work-study scholarship fee for a student with financial need who is ready to engage fully in concentrated creative exploration.

Windgate Scholarship Awards
The Windgate Foundation provides leadership support for Penland’s partial scholarship program. This gift provides 30 partial scholarships with no work-requirement to deserving students for whom a modest amount of aid makes attending Penland possible.