Since 2010, Foothill Quilters Guild has offered project-based scholarships to local high school seniors or college students who have an interest in fiber arts and plan to continue their education. (“Local” is defined as the area where our membership resides.)
In 2019, four recipients received $500 apiece. Sarah Bradford and Hannah Howe each designed and created prom dresses. Connor Ryan, an athletic runner, designed, sewed, and embellished a unique pair of running shorts. Hanna Yazdi created a piece of textile wall art.
One or more $500 scholarship will be offered to students at the local schools (high school or college) each year.
The Chairperson is charged with notifying the local schools of the scholarship. The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications received and brings recommendations to a subsequent Board meeting.
1. The applicant's interest is to further their education.
2. This is a textile project-based award. Textiles include fabrics, yarn, or other fiber based materials. This fiber arts project may be initiated as a class or group project or as an individual endeavor. Examples include projects using quilting, sewing, weaving, and/or knitting in their construction and could be quilts, garments, art projects, or something else that fits the criteria.
3. Applicant will present the project to the Foothill Quilters Guild at a regular meeting.
4. Included in application:
A description of project including a picture of the project or a drawing of the expected outcome.
A brief statement explaining your interest in textiles and how textiles will fit into your future.
Two letters of recommendation – one from a teacher and one from a community member.
If you know of a young person who fits these criteria, make sure they know about our scholarship. Consider mentoring someone yourself to get a young person involved in the delights of sewing and quilting.