The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. offers scholarships for students enrolled in accredited academic programs in the United States and Canada. The scholarships fund students furthering their education in the field of fiber arts, including textile research, history, and conservation. Rather than financial need, scholarship funds are awarded based on artistic and technical excellence and/or on demonstrated excellence in research of textiles, textile history, and textile conservation. Scholarship funds of $4,000 or more are awarded annually for the academic year.
HGA Scholarship is open to applicants in the following categories and the funds may only be applied to tuition:
Artistic Merit - Recommended for applicants focused on producing advanced, artistic textile artwork
Scholarly Research - Recommended for applicants focused on textile arts education, textile conservation, textile history, etc.
The Dendel Scholarship is made possible by a generous donation in honor of the late Gerald and Ester Dendel to foster studies in handweaving. Dendel Scholarship funds may be used for tuition as well as materials or travel as determined on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will be judged on their skill and dedication to handweaving.