Now Accepting Scholarship Applications – Deadline March 31

Each year WARP awards Alice Brown Memorial Scholarships to attend our annual meeting. Alice Brown was a generous WARP member who had the foresight to donate the funds to establish the scholarship. Now, other members are helping to make the fund both sustainable and greater in scope. Those of you who have attended meetings since 2008 know how much these special young people have added to the event.  This year we hope to award two scholarships to cover the costs of attending our meeting outside of San Francisco on May 29—31.  Since our scholarship does not cover travel expenses, candidates from the California and the west may be especially interested in applying this year.

Please also help by spreading the word that it is time to apply again! Word of mouth by the WARP membership has proven to be the best way to publicize our scholarship program.  The recipients should be 35 years old or under and be pursuing a career path related to textiles.  The ideal candidates should be either a full or part-time student, or a recent graduate.  The committee will also consider applicants pursuing non-traditional career paths. The application can be downloaded from the WARP website. Click here for details or to download a copy of the application.  Interested professors and students can also e-mail Sarah Saulson with questions or to receive the application (sfsaulson@twcny.rr.com). The application deadline is March 31, 2015.

2013 Scholarship Student, Selina Petschek, with members at the WARP Marketplace
2013 Scholarship Student, Selina Petschek, with members at the WARP Marketplace

 

Selina learning to spin cotton with a Tahkli drop spindle at the 2013 WARP Meeting
Selina learning to spin cotton with a Tahkli drop spindle at the 2013 WARP Meeting

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