The Bobbinwinders Guild provides a selection of scholarships to various fiber events and activities.
Melvin Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
The Melvin Hawkins memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of this fine supporter of the arts. It is fitting to remember Melvin Hawkins with this scholarship fund designed to encourage textile interests, discovery and sharing.
The purpose in awarding this scholarship is to aid the recipient to attend a major textile event: Convergence; Conferences or Retreats; SOAR; Retreats; Black Sheep Gathering; local or other regional workshops. The recipient will attend the fiber event to learn or to improve a skill, and upon return, the recipient will share what was learned with Bobbinwinders Guild members by presenting a talk, demonstration, display, workshop or program at a monthly Guild meeting.
The maximum amount of award(s) per year will be $500. An individual award may be up to $300. The scholarship committee will use the cost of a 3-day Conference workshop as a measure. The grant covers events that occur September 1st – August 31st.