The Scott Roberts Memorial Fiber Arts Scholarship Program

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History:  This program was established in 2020 to honor Scott Roberts (1955 - 2019), whose skill, dedication and insatiable desire to learn and pass on that knowledge inspires our community.

 

The BFAG Scholarship program has been established to support individuals in their pursuit of fiber arts.  It is open to all current members of the Bisbee Fiber Arts Guild.  Fiber arts include, but are not limited to:  Basket making, Crocheting, Dyeing, Felting, Garment making using handmade fabrics, Knitting, Kumihimo, Lacemaking, Spinning, Tapestry, and Weaving.

Focus of Scholarships:

  • Learning new skills

  • Improving existing skills

  • Development of program/web class to teach fiber-related topics.

Recipient Guidelines:

  • Applicant must be a BFAG member for no less than 1 year.

  • Scholarship requested should be no greater than $500.00.

  • Scholarship decision will be denied/granted by the BFAG Board based on fund availability, number of applicants, and other factors.

Scholarship Recipient Requirements:  Within six months, the recipient will be required to do atleast one of the following in return for their scholarship.

  • Write a newsletter article for the BFAG Newsletter.

  • Present a workshop/web class. (Note:  The proceeds of the first workshop wll go back to the Scholarship Fund.  Any future workshops will benefit the teacher.)

  • Present an informative program/web session.

  • Use their new skills to create an item for the shop. (The proceeds from this will be donated to BFAG.  If applicable, show finished item from class either at a meeting or online.)

 

Application Process

1)  Applications must be received or postmarked no later than six (6) weeks prior to the requested event.  Applications than are not received on time will not be considered.

2)  Applicants must submit the following documents:

         a)  A completed BFAG Scholarship Request Form.

         b)  A paragraph of between 100 and 250 words describing how the requested course or activity is related to fiber arts and how it will impact the applicant.

3)  Application materials may be submitted to a Board member or by mail to:

 Scott Roberts Scholarship Fund

 BFAG

 P O Box 418

 Bisbee, AZ  85603

4)  In case of a conflict of interest, the board may invite a current BFAG member to assist in the decision.

5)  The application materials, including scholarship request, will be reviewed by the BFAG Board.  If additional documentation is required, a member of the committee will contact the applicant to obtain this information.  Upon completion of the review and approval process, the recipient will be notified of final status of their request.

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