Penland ScholarshipsPenland’s scholarship program exists to make our workshops accessible to those who are not able to participate without financial assistance and to create educational opportunities for people who have been underrepresented at Penland and in the craft world. Scholarships are one way we are pushing back on historic imbalances and barriers. Every year, roughly 50 percent of Penland students attend with some form of financial assistance, including scholarships and tuition discounts.

Penland scholarships are funded by auctions of student and instructor work, annual giving, targeted foundation requests, and endowments that provide a permanent source of scholarship support. See a full list of scholarships and their generous donors here. 


-Spring scholarship information is here.
Spring scholarship applications are due by 11:59 PM ET on August 15.

Standby Discounts

Current K-12 teachers, college, university, and community college faculty, as well as residents of several local counties in North Carolina and Tennessee who take unfilled spaces in Penland workshops four weeks or less before the class begins receive half-price tuition.  Standby information is here.