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Scholarships

Our scholarship program helps make the Folk School experience attainable for people from a broad spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds. Scholarships are funded from the Folk School's annual budget and from gifts by generous supporters. If you would like to donate to a scholarship fund, please contact Development Director, Kathi Osborne, at kathi@folkschool.org.

FOLK SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, the Folk School awards a limited number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial limitations. Scholarships provide partial or full financial support for tuition, housing and meals. For more information, please contact Rachel Lomauro, at rachel@folkschool.org.

Folk School 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. Tuition scholarships are awarded according to financial need and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Folk School Full Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, housing and meals for any full-price, weekend or week-long class. Full scholarships are intended to support individuals who 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.

Traditional Appalachian Craft Cultural Bearer Scholarship cover the cost of tuition, room and board for designated Traditional Appalachian Classes. The Culture Bearer classes are designed to connect highly skilled Appalachian craft instructors with present-day students. Instruction includes historical and cultural relevance, in addition to helping students understand, recognize, and practice traditional Appalachian skills and techniques.


DONOR-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to generous donors funding individual scholarships and endowing perpetual scholarships, the following scholarships are currently available. Donor-Funded Scholarship balances change regularly, so check back periodically for scholarship opportunities.

Blue Ridge Potters Guild Scholarships

Thanks to the Guild, residents of Virginia in need of financial assistance to participate in a clay class may apply for one of these two scholarships covering tuition, housing and meals.

Specific qualifications and application information can be found here.

Craft & Visual Art Scholarship

Scholarships for students of craft or visual art have generously been provided by Windgate Foundation. Generally applicable program areas are: Basketry and Gourds; Beads; Blacksmithing; Book Arts; Broom Making; Calligraphy; Chair Seats; Clay; Dolls & Bears; Drawing; Dyeing; Enameling; Felt Making; Glass; Jewelry; Kaleidoscopes; Knitting & Crochet; Lace; Leather; Marbling; Metalwork; Mixed Media; Needlework & Thread Art; Painting; Paper Art; Photography; Printmaking; Quilting; Rugs; Sewing; Soap Making; Spinning; Stone, Sculpture & Mosaics; Surface Design; Weaving; Woodcarving; Woodturning; Woodworking; and craft or visual arts classes in our Unique Offerings category.

Specific qualifications and application information can be found here.

Danny Wilson Dance Scholarship

Two dance class scholarships have been funded by those who cared for Danny Wilson and his family. Danny worked and played (and danced!) at the Folk School for decades, and these tuition, housing and meals scholarships honor his memory.

Specific qualifications and application information can be found here.

Foundrae-Broken English Enameling Scholarship

Upon taking a weekend enameling class at the Folk School, Beth Bugdaycay, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Foundrae, and Laura Freedman, Founder of Broken English, were moved to donate 10 tuition scholarships for week-long enameling classes to promote this craft to others who may otherwise be unable to attend.

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, housing and meals to attend a weekend or week-long woodcarving class.

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, housing and meals for a weekend or week-long class.

Specific qualifications and application information can be found here.

Margaret O. Connor Weaving Scholarship

Thanks to a donation in memory of Margaret O. Connor, we are offering two weaving scholarships which each cover the cost of tuition, housing and meals for a weekend or week-long weaving class.

Specific qualifications and application information can be found here.

Occupational Therapist Scholarship

A former Folk School instructor who is grateful for the occupational therapy she received has funded a scholarship covering tuition, housing and meals for a week-long class for either an occupational therapy student or practicing occupational therapist.

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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