Annual Meeting Financial Assistance


Alice Brown Memorial Scholarships

2019 Scholarship Recipient, Mari Gray, learning Palm Basket Weaving from Meeting Presenter, Laura Lemunyete

The Alice Brown Memorial Scholarship assists applicants ages 35 and under to attend the WARP Annual Meeting. Preference is given to students or recent graduates, but those pursuing non-traditional career paths related to WARP’s mission are also encouraged to apply. The scholarship includes a complimentary 2-year membership with WARP and the opportunity to share your work when you present your 10 minute online talk during the conference. Additionally, this year’s scholarship recipients will have their meeting registration costs and room & board paid for our next in-person meeting, in 2022 if COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Strong applications will demonstrate the applicant’s interest in WARP’s mission of fostering a global network of enthusiasts who value the importance of textiles. For more information about WARP’s core values, please visit Join us in creating a connected textile community!

Scholarship applications are closed for WARP’s 2021 Annual Meeting

Alice Brown was a generous WARP member who had the foresight to donate the funds to establish the scholarship. Donations from WARP members now sustain the fund. Those of you who have attended meetings since 2008 know how much these special young people have added to the event.


Assistantship Recipient Lola Faturoti, photo documenting the 2019 Meeting in Washington, DC

Gloria Davis Memorial Assistantships

Our Assistantships offer financial assistance to allow “simple living” members to attend WARP’s Annual Meeting. There is no age requirement to qualify for this award. In exchange for financial assistance, “Assistants” help at the Meeting or on a committee. What has become the “Gloria Davis Memorial Assistantship Fund” began in 2018 thanks to WARP member Susan Davis’s donation of the Gloria Davis Textile Collection. Susan’s friend, Gloria Davis was an anthropologist who collected the Indonesian textiles over her lifetime of doing field work. Gloria’s textiles are available for sale at WARP’s Annual Meetings, and proceeds from the sale of these textiles benefit the Assistantship fund.

Assistantship applications are closed for WARP’s 2021 Annual Meeting