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Scholarships

Each year the John C. Campbell Folk School awards a limited number of scholarships to those who would not otherwise be able to attend due to financial limitations. Scholarships provide partial or full financial support for tuition, housing and meals.

The scholarship program helps make the Folk School experience attainable for people from a broad spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds. Tuition scholarships are awarded based on a first-come, first-served basis determined by financial need. Full scholarships are awarded based on specific criteria depending on the type of scholarship. For more information please contact Rachel Lomauro, at rachel@folkschool.org. If you would like to donate to a scholarship fund, please contact Development Director, Kathi Osborne, at kathi@folkschool.org.

Tuition Scholarships

Tuition scholarships provide financial support to those who need help covering the cost of tuition for any full-price, weekend or week-long class at the Folk School. In-line with our non-competitive model, tuition scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We have awarded all of our tuition scholarships for 2019 and are not accepting applications at this time.

Full Scholarships

Full scholarships cover the cost of tuition, room and board for any full-price, weekend or week-long class. Full scholarships are intended to support individuals that are actively involved in the preservation of traditional craft, music and dance, use craft for philanthropic purposes, are studying or teaching craft, are working towards practicing craft on a professional or semi-professional level and/or live in the Appalachian region. We have awarded all of our full scholarships for 2019 and are not accepting applications at this time.

Margaret O. Connor Weaving Scholarship

Thanks to a donation in memory of Margaret O. Connor we are offering two weaving scholarships. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition, room and board for a weekend or week-long weaving workshop.

Specific qualifications and application information can be found here.

Margaret C. Toth Memorial Weaving Scholarship

This weaving scholarship honors the memory of the late Margaret C. Toth, an avid weaver who first learned to weave at the Folk School. It covers the cost of tuition, room and board for a weekend or week-long class.

Specific qualifications and application information can be found here.

Jim Davis Woodcarving Scholarship

This woodcarving scholarship honors the memory of Jim Davis, who was a long-time supporter of the Folk School and a passionate woodcarver. It covers the cost of tuition, room and board to attend a weekend or week-long woodcarving class.

Specific qualifications and application information can be found here.

Winter Dance Week Work Exchange

Each year the Folk School awards 6 work exchange scholarships for Winter Dance Week to those who would not otherwise be able to attend due to financial limitations. The work exchange program allows students the opportunity to work in exchange for a tuition waiver.

Specific qualifications and application information can be found here.
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