Penland School of Craft Scholarships

Penland School of Craft Scholarships

3 Wings Scholarship Fund
Funded through an endowment by friends of the school whose experience at Penland inspired them to create this opportunity for others. This award provides a scholarship with a work requirement for a summer session in any studio for a female student with exceptional talent. Preference is given to students who speak English as a second language.

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

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 annual 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.

Milton Baxt Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Milton Baxt, this endowed fund supports one scholarship with a work requirement for a two-week session.

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.

Richard Herman Bemberg Scholarship Fund
Established by his family, in memory of Richard Bemberg, who was a fourth-generation iron worker and an owner of Bemberg Iron Works in Little Rock, Arkansas. This endowment fund provides a scholarship with a work requirement for a summer session to a student in the iron studio.

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

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 scholarship with a work requirement for women who are studying printmaking, photography, books, or drawing with the intention of pursuing a career in one of these fields.

Alex Gabriel Bernstein Scholarship
Established and funded by Anthony E. Cowan to honor the contributions of Alex Bernstein to 21st Century art, this award provides a two-week full scholarship for any artist working in glass or mixed media that includes original blown, cast, or cold worked glass.

Blue Ridge Soap Shed Scholarship
Funded by Karen Wylie and Tim Tyndall, this annual award provides scholarships for tuition and lunch only (no housing) for a summer session in any media. Eligible recipients are local artists from Mitchell, Yancey, Avery and McDowell counties who pursue a part or full time livelihood from their art or craft.

Larry Brady and Edward Jones Scholarship Fund
Established by Larry Brady and the friends and family of Edward K. Jones (1970-2010), this endowed fund provides a full two-week summer session 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 endowed scholarship, with a 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 endowment fund provides scholarships with work requirements for one two-week summer session in clay and one in textiles.

Bringle Outstanding Artist Educators Scholarship Fund
Established by friends and family of Cynthia Bringle and Edwina Bringle in honor of their receiving the 2017 Outstanding Artist Educator Award, this endowment fund provides scholarships with a work requirement for one summer session in clay and one in textiles.

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 endowed 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 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 an endowed scholarship with a work requirement 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 endowment fund provides a summer scholarship with a work requirement 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 endowed fund provides summer scholarships with work requirements based on financial need and exceptional talent.

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

The Creative Life Scholarship
Funded through an endowment by generous friends of the school whose experience at Penland inspired them to create this opportunity for others. This award provides a full scholarship for a summer session in any studio for a student with exceptional talent and financial need.

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 summer sessions in glass.

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.

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.

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.

East Meets West Metals Scholarship Fund
Established by Barbara McFadyen, this endowment 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.

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

Bettie Ann Whitehurst Everett Scholarship
Funded by Spencer and Mary Ann Everett in memory of Bettie Ann Whitehurst Everett, this endowed 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 scholarship with a work requirement 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.

Giornelli Scholarship
Funded by Lillian Giornelli, this annual award provides full scholarships for a summer workshop at Penland in any media for Atlanta teachers from Drew Charter School, Thomasville Heights Elementary, Slater Elementary, Price Middle School, and Carver High School. These schools are invited to award this scholarship to a deserving teacher to help bring creativity into their classroom.

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

John Glick Work-Study Scholarship
Established by Susie Symons and the friends and family of John Glick, this endowed award celebrates John’s legacy as a committed mentor and educator who was dedicated to supporting the next generation of studio artists in ceramics. This award provides a scholarship with a work requirement in clay for a student with exceptional talent and financial need.

Carol Gorelick Scholarship Award
This award is funded annually by Delia Champion and Wendy Weiber in memory of Carol 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.

Jane M. Hatcher Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Jane M. Hatcher, this endowment fund provides a scholarship with a work requirement 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.

Dorothy Hines Scholarship
This endowed fund is to provide a summer full scholarship with a work requirement to a student in the Clay Studio, with a preference for a student of color or other under-represented group.

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.

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 scholarship with a work requirement 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.

Mickey Johnston Scholarship
This fund honors the memory of Mickey Johnston, who was a brilliant designer, metalsmith and enamellist. Mickey and his wife, Christine, were generous and dedicated friends of the arts and faithful supporters of Penland. This endowed scholarship fund is to provide a full scholarship with a work requirement for a summer session in the metals studio.

Daniel B. Jordan Scholarship Fund
Established by the family and friends of Daniel B. Jordan to support diversity and inclusion in the arts, this endowment fund provides a full scholarship for a summer session at Penland for a student with financial need.

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 endowed award provides a full scholarship for a summer session at Penland in either the iron or wood.

Marianne and Carl 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. This endowment provides a scholarship with a work requirement for a summer session in wood.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Louisiana State University Scholarship
Funded by an alumna of Louisiana State University (LSU), this annual 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.

David Marshall Scholarship Fund
Established by David Marshall and continued by his friends and family, this endowment 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.

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

Jean McLaughlin & Tom Spleth Scholarship Award
Funded anonymously in honor of Jean McLaughlin and Tom Spleth, this full annual 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.

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

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. 

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

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

The Neely & Thompson Scholarship Award
Funded annually 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.

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 scholarship with a work requirement 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.

Novak/Perkins Fiber Scholarship
Funded by Larry Novak and Dolly Perkins, this endowment 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mary Calhoun Phelps & Mary Schnelly Scholarship
Established by Mary Schnelly and Gene Phelps, this endodwment provides a special scholarship with a work requirement for a summer class to 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 endowed fund provides one scholarship with a work requirement for a two-week summer session in wood.

Puerto Rico Scholarship
Funded by friends of Penland and Puerto Rico, this annual award provides a full scholarship for a summer course at Penland for an accomplished Puerto Rican artist affected by Hurricane Maria so that he/she may work in productive retreat, find inspiration in their personal creative life, and exchange vital information about material, technique, and process. The award covers tuition, room and board.

Jane Sibley Renfroe Scholarship
Established in memory of Jane Sibley Renfroe by her daughter Melissa Buerckholtz, this work-study scholarship honors Jane’s lifetime commitment to the craft community of WNC as a ceramicist and jeweler, and her decades of service on Mars Hill University’s Art faculty. This award is offered to a Mars Hill University student, art majors preferred, for a work study summer session.

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.

Betsy and Marc Rowland Scholarship Fund
Established by Betsy and Marc Rowland, this endowment fund provides one scholarship with a work requirement 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 scholarship with a work requirement for a two-week summer session in glass.

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.

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

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

Mary Ann Scherr Scholarship
Established by the friends and family of Mary Ann Scherr, this endowed fund provides a partial scholarship for a summer session for a student in metals.

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 endowment provides one scholarship with a work requirement for a two-week summer session for a teacher working in North Carolina.

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 scholarship with a work requirement 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.

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

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 endowment provides one scholarship with a work requirement 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 student in clay. The annual award provides $2850 towards a scholarship with a work requirement for a student with financial need who is ready to engage fully in concentrated creative exploration.

Thomason Family Scholarship
Funded annually by the estate of Thomas Thomason Jr., this award provides a full scholarship for a summer session in iron for a student with financial need and exceptional talent

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 endowed fund provides a full scholarship to study in any medium. Preference is given to a female student.

Laila Twigg-Smith Scholarship
Funded by the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, this award provides two scholarships for Hawaiian artists who demonstrate financial need and artistic talent. Eligible applicants are a legal resident of Hawai’I and a practicing artist, graduate student, or undergraduate student.

Anna Rosser Upchurch Memorial Scholarship
Funded by Gerard Fisher, this annual award provides a full scholarship for a summer session for an international student.

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.

Warren Womble Scholarship Award
This scholarship, in memory of Warren Womble, is awarded annually to provide a full two-week summer session for a student in printmaking based on exceptional talent and financial need.

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

Julia Woodman Scholarship Fund
Established by Julia L. Wilson and friends of Julia R. Woodman, this endowment honors Julia’s contributions to Penland. Teacher, student, mentor, advisor, friend and donor, Julia’s impact to ‘Penland School’ and the field of craft as a silversmith is immense. This fund provides a scholarship with a work requirement for a two-week summer session at Penland. Preference will be given to a student age 45 or over exploring an interest in craft or to a student of any age who is changing career paths to pursue a craft education.

Joseph M. Wright Memorial Scholarship
Funded by The Joseph M. Wright Charitable Foundation in memory of its founder, this annual award provides a full two-week scholarship for a student from Cleveland County, NC, with financial need and exceptional talent, working in any media.

Zimmerman Woodworking Scholarship
Joan Zimmerman annually funds this award in memory of her husband Robert Zimmerman who was a wonderful woodworker. This full scholarship supports a summer session in wood for a student with exceptional talent and financial need.

Institutional Partnerships

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.

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 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

Joni and Peter Petschauer 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.

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

Towson University Scholarship
Funded by Sally and David Heaphy, this award provides a full scholarship for a member of the Towson University Art Department including technicians, adjunct instructors, and assistant and associate professors so that they may learn and experience Penland in person and encourage others to explore Penland as a resource for living a creative life. Tenure track faculty are not eligible.

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.