Memorial Scholarship Fund

A. FUND:

The money available for scholarships consists of the amount of interest earned by the Memorial Scholarship Fund at the time of the Committee’s deliberations.

B. COMMITTEE:

  1. The Memorial Scholarship Committee will consist of: the President of the Guild; the Chairperson of the Memorial Scholarship Committee; one or two members of the Standards Committee; and at least one member with expertise in the applicant’s area of proposed study, appointed by the Chairperson.
  2. After examining the applications, the Committee will decide: to whom grants will be awarded, the amount and times of disbursements of awards; the number of grants given; and the number of grants given to any one member within a given time.
  3. The Committee may make recommendations to the applicant and will accept resubmissions.

C. ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANT:

  1. The applicant must be an active member, or an Honourary Life Member of the Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild.
  2. The applicant may have any level of textile expertise.
  3. The applicant should take part in Guild functions.
  4. The applicant should demonstrate a professional attitude.

D. CATEGORIES:

  1. BURSARY: This non-repayable grant is given to members who may have limited textile or fibre experience but who demonstrate a committed attitude toward their area of study.
  2. SCHOLARSHIP: This non-repayable award is given to members who have achieved a high level of expertise in their textile area.
  3. AWARD OF MERIT: This grant for the pursuit of textile studies, is awarded to members who have produced excellent textile work but who have not made an application for funds. The recipient will not be obligated to present his/her experiences to the Guild. The Committee will accept suggestions from the membership for this award.

E. APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR SCHOLARSHIP OR BURSARY:

  1. Formal application for scholarship or bursary may be made at any time.
  2. The applicant must submit a definite educational proposal in writing to the Committee in advance of the course date.
  3. The place of study may be a recognized institution, school or workshop headed by a recognized or outstanding instructor. However, applications for individual, specialized study projects will also be considered.
  4. The applicant must submit a resume of fibre/textile experience – this includes weaving, spinning, dyeing, off-loom weaving, basketry, felting.
  5. The applicant must submit several textile pieces representative of the range of his/her current work.
  6. The applicant must list applications for grants from other possible sources of funding.

F. OBLIGATION OF SCHOLARSHIP OR BURSARY RECIPIENT:

It is hoped that the recipient will provide a lecture, demonstration, slide presentation, show-and-tell, newsletter submission, or workshop, this to be set up within a reasonable period of time.

If there are any further questions regarding the application, please contact the Memorial Committee Chairperson.

Revised 1993