Annual Meeting Financial Assistance

Alice Brown Memorial Scholarships

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 this year’s conference, July 13-16, 2023 at Kent State University. Scholarship recipients will have their meeting registration costs and room & board paid. You can learn more about the 2023 Conference here.

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 our About Page. Join us in creating a connected textile community!

Application Deadline: April 14, 2023
Click Here to apply for WARP’s 2023 Alice Brown Memorial Scholarship.

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.

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

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. Like the scholarship,  the assistantship covers full registration and housing costs of attending our meeting in Kent, Ohio from July 13-16.  In exchange for financial assistance, Assistants help at the Meeting or on a committee. This year, we will need help with coordinating the vendor marketplace, tech assistance, coordinating volunteers, and other general assistance. You can learn more about the 2023 Conference here.

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. Proceeds from the sale of these textiles established the Assistantship fund, which is now sustained by donations. 

Application Deadline: April 14, 2023
Click Here to apply for WARP’s 2023 Gloria Davis Memorial Assistantship

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