Spring Scholarships

Scholarships – Spring 2022

Penland seeks students with varied educational, cultural, and life backgrounds. Scholarships further this goal by creating opportunities for people who could not participate without financial assistance.

How to Apply for a Scholarship or Studio Assistantship

  1. The minimum age is 18.
  2. Read scholarship information below.
  3. Read refund policy! It applies to scholarship students and studio assistants.
  4. Log into penland.slideroom.com and follow the instructions.

Scholarship applications for spring 2022 must be made by 11:59 PM ET on December 3, 2021. They must include two complete reference forms. Scholarship applicants pay a nonrefundable $10 Slideroom fee; if awarded a scholarship, they will be charged an additional $25 processing fee. Once accepted, scholarship students will be asked to pay their invoiced balance. We will consider applications after the deadline only if there are unfilled spaces or cancellations.

More details are included in the Slideroom application form at penland.slideroom.com. Do not use the regular enrollment system.

Partial Scholarships with Work Requirement (Work-Study)

Note: there are no full scholarships for spring 2022.
Fees for students receiving partial scholarships are listed here.

Partial scholarship (work-study) students do work for the school during their session, pay a discounted tuition, and receive room and board. Except in hot-glass workshops the work requirement is approximately twenty hours per week.  Because of the structure of hot glass workshops, work-study students in hot glass work approximately ten hours per week.

Work-study students do a variety of tasks, mostly in food service and dishwashing. Most jobs are labor intensive. If you have physical limitations and you are selected for a scholarship, please let us know as soon as possible what kinds of work you can do, and we’ll do our best to make an appropriate work assignment. In addition to regular duties, scholarship students are required to work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the day before their session.

NOTE: Participation in Penland workshops currently requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Before you apply, please read our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines document. Please note that our safety procedures are subject to modification as public health guidance changes.

Special Partial Scholarships

Development Work-Study
There is one scholarship for spring concentration with a work assignment in the development office. Specific skill requirements for this position are listed here.

Glass Studio
Work-Study There is one scholarship for spring concentration for a glass student who will work 30 hours per week in the glass studio. Your application should include five images of your work. For more details, contact the glass studio coordinator at 828-765-5507.

Movement Work-Study
There is one scholarship position for spring concentration for a student who will teach movement classes. Your application and résumé should address your qualifications to teach movement.

Studio Assistantships

Information about studio assistantships is here.

Standby Program

Residents of certain counties in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee are offered half-price tuition when they take unfilled spaces less than two weeks before the beginning of a workshop (four weeks before an eight-week session). This offer is also available to all K–12 teachers and college, university, and community college faculty regardless of where they live. For details visit this page:
Standby Program