Scholarship Funds

Scholarships at Penland School of Craft

With help from a wide variety of sources, Penland has been able to provide programs of consistently high quality while keeping fees at a reasonable level. However, many talented and dedicated craft students are still unable to attend Penland without some kind of financial assistance. Scholarship assistance comes from scholarship auctions of student and instructor work, annual giving, and endowments that provide a permanent source of scholarship funds.

See a full list of scholarships and their generous donors here.

How you can help a student come to Penland

Penland is committed to its scholarship programs and asks you to join with us to provide a variety of opportunities that will enable anyone in need of financial support to participate in Penland’s programs. Gifts of any size are welcome and will contribute to the ongoing support of our scholarship program.


If you are interested in endowing a scholarship, please contact:

Joan Glynn
Director of Development and Communications
828-765-2359 ext. 1206

Penland Forge

Penland is a non-profit institution. All contributions to the Penland School are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Penland Board of Trustees’ investment policy guides the establishment of gift category amounts. These amounts are reviewed annually as costs for study at Penland are evaluated. Individuals are encouraged to participate in Penland’s scholarship programs by contacting the development office at the Penland School of Crafts at 828-765-2359 ext. 1207.