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Festival Scholarships

Guidelines to apply for All Scholarships:

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MFF Founders’ Scholarship
One (1) full day workshop OR Two (2) half day workshops
Provided by Michigan Fiber Festival to honor two of our founders: Susan Black Drummond (d.1995) and Jill Turner. Susan Black Drummond, founder of MFF’s precursor Fiberfest, was active in the arts and community education programs. Jill Turner was one of the original founders of Michigan Fiber Festival, and dedicated 20+ years to MFF, before retiring to the East Coast in 2016.
YOU MUST BE A CURRENT MFF MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP

The Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo - Fiber Arts Scholarship
One and half (1.5)  day workshops  
The Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo (WGK), is a nonprofit organization founded in 1968 to share the fiber arts. Members of WGK are united to teach, learn, and share, the knowledge of traditional and contemporary fiber     and related textile arts.  As part of the scholarship award, the recipient(s) will also receive a one-year membership in the guild.

Claire Arpasi (1974-2016) Memorial Scholarship 
One (1) full day workshop OR Two (2) half day workshops
Preference will be given to survivors of cancer, those who have a spouse/partner who survived cancer or who lost a spouse/partner to cancer. Others are welcome to apply.

The family of Claire Arpasi offers this scholarship to individuals with financial need who wish to start a new journey in fiber arts. The applicant should want to learn a new skill, or to advance an existing skill, with a commitment to teach their skills to others and to bless others with the works of their hands. Claire was an avid fiber artist and designer who enjoyed all aspects of fiber arts, especially creating unique felted hats and one-of-a-kind crocheted clothing. She embraced both the physical and spiritual aspects of her art through which she found great peace and happiness. She was always ready to share a skill and to help someone with problem solving. In addition to her fiber arts passion Claire also loved sailing and taught sailing in both Texas and British Virgin Island, where she was known as “Pirate Girl.”

GUIDELINES                                                                                                        

  1. MAY ONLY APPLY ONCE IN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD for the Founders Scholarship.
  2. YOU MAY BE DISQUALIFIED IF ALL INFORMATION IS NOT GIVEN OR ILLEGIBLE
  3. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE April 14, 2018.
  4. EACH APPLICATION WILL BE CAREFULLY REVIEWED. APPLICANTS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD AT THE April 17 2018, MEETING FOR ACCEPTANCE OR DENIAL. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL ON
  5. April 18, 2018, WITH THE BOARDS DECISION(S) WHICH ARE FINAL.
  6. ACCEPTED SCHOLARSHIPS MUST BE USED IN THE YEAR THEY ARE PRESENTED.

Please email back your application to staff@michiganfiberfestival.info

or mail to:

MFF
PO Box 744
Hastings, MI 49058

Call the office at 269.948.2497 with any questions