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The 2021 Gathering Scholarships will be available next fall. 

 

 

Scholarship Application for the 2020 ISGB Gathering

Las Vegas, NVMarch 31 - April 5, 2020

 

Each year ISGB offers scholarships to qualifying members to attend the Gathering. The ISGB Gathering Scholarship Committee is chaired by Kari Chittenden and she is joined by Susan Richards, Karen Crown, Jari Sheese and Darryle Jadaa.  All decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are final. All stipends for scholarships will be presented at the Gathering.

 

This year the ISGB is prepared to offer five scholarships:

 

Alexx Vi Cheng Scholarship will include:

  • Full conference registration fee ($380 Value)
  • $650 stipend towards hotel accommodations and travel expenses
  • ISGB Torch Workshop (Glass Craft Classes excluded) ($220 Value)
  • One Award, Appetizers & Auction Reception ($45 Value)

Cindy Jenkins Scholarship will include:

  • Full conference registration fee ($380 Value)
  • $750 stipend towards hotel accommodations and travel expenses
  • ISGB Torch Workshop (Glass Craft Classes excluded) ($220 Value)
  • One Award, Appetizers & Auction Reception ($45 Value)

Mike Gannon Scholarship will include:

  • Full conference registration fee ($380 Value)
  • $300 stipend towards hotel accommodations and travel expenses

General Gathering Scholarship will include:

  • Full conference registration fee ($380 Value)
  • $300 stipend toward hotel and travel expenses
  • ISGB Torch Workshop (Glass Craft Classes excluded) ($220 Value)
  • One Award, Appetizers & Auction Reception ($45 Value)

Student Member Scholarship Award will include:

  • Full conference registration fee ($380 Value)
  • $300 stipend for travel or North American member or $400 stipend for International member
  • ISGB Torch Workshop (Glass Craft Classes excluded) ($220 Value)
  • One Award, Appetizers & Auction Reception ($45 Value)

Eligibility Criteria for receiving an ISGB Gathering Scholarship

  • Applicants must be a current ISGB member.
  • Applicants may not have been the recipient of any scholarships, awards or grants from the ISGB (or associated organizations partnering with the ISGB) in the past 5 years.

Other Criteria that will be considered:

  • Each year the committee attempts to provide at least one scholarship to a Canadian or international member to lend encouragement and financial assistance for those who reside outside of the USA
  • Financial need will be strongly considered when making scholarship awards.
  • Preference may be given to applicants based on length of membership in the ISGB and a record of volunteer service to the ISGB

Submission Details:

The Essay

Applicants are required to submit a two-page essay using a font no smaller than 10 points and one-inch margins. First and foremost, your essay should help the scholarship committee get to know you, and help us understand your goals, motivations and journey as a glass beadmaker.

 

Please address the following in your essay:

  • How long have you been working in glass, and approximately how much time do you spend per week or month at the torch?As you describe your journey as a beadmaker to this point, please consider including:
  • any biographical information that will give the scholarship committee a better picture of your growth as a glass artist.
  • what inspired you to begin beadmaking, and where do you find inspiration for creating new bead designs?
  • how have your skills progressed, and to what do you attribute your skill development?
  • your greatest challenges working in hot glass, and what consider your greatest achievements?
  • Reference the images you submit (see below) in describing the evolution of your work, as well as designs or techniques you are currently working on developing or exploring.
  • If there is financial need and you would like us to consider that, include a statement of one or two sentences that supplies the scholarship committee with any pertinent information.
  • How long have you been a member of the ISGB, and in what ways have you been involved in this organization, or involved with the glass community as a whole?
  • How do you expect to benefit from attending the Gathering, and what do you hope to return to the beadmaking community from your experiences at the Gathering?

 

Images:

Applicants are required to submit images of their glasswork, both past and present, following these guidelines:

Four (4) images representing the scope of your work must be submitted.

Please use the following format to choose images of your work to submit with this application:

  • Two (2) images of earlier work (at least 1-year prior), to show skills progression, as well as your evolution of style.
  • Two (2) images of current work, showing different styles you’ve developed, or skills you feel that you have worked at mastering.

These images should be high resolution (300 dpi or 1600 pixels) and must have sharp focus and proper exposure, as the scholarship committee will be looking closely at the technical proficiency, construction, and craftsmanship of your work. The scholarship committee will also consider creative use of materials, as well as innovation in style and concept of your work.

 

Please label each image in numerical order with your name using the format:.

“01_Last Name, First name.jpg,”

Images must be in JPG format, and should be a maximum size of 1MB.

 

Scholarship Recipient Responsibilities:

  • donate one bead to the Silent Auction.
  • attend the entire Gathering (Wednesday opening reception to Sunday PM).
  • volunteer at least six (6) hours.
  • attend the First-Time Attendee Meeting and the General Membership Meeting.
  • write and submit a short article (500 to 700 words maximum) on his/her Gathering experience for ISGB use.

 

The Fine Print

• Conference registration materials and conference payment should not be sent with this application. The members awarded this scholarship will be notified by November 1, 2019 and will be sent a special registration code prior to the opening of member registration.

 Applicants who are not receiving a scholarship will also be notified by November 1, 2019.

In the event that the recipient does not fulfill his/her obligation, the ISGB will revoke the scholarship award and stipend.

This award is non-transferable in part or whole.

This award cannot be postponed or awarded at a future conference in part or whole.

If the recipient cannot meet the obligations of the scholarship, the scholarship will not be reassigned.

A member is eligible if they have not received an ISGB scholarship in the previous 5 years

  

Online Application Form

 

By submitting this application to the ISGB, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the terms and conditions of the scholarship for which I am applying and agree to honor them.

 

I would like to be considered for:

_______ The Alexx Vi Cheng Scholarship

_______ The Cindy Jenkins Scholarship

_______ The Mike Gannon Scholarship

_______ The Standard Gathering Scholarship

_______ The Student Member Scholarship (please include proof of Student Status)

_______ Any of the Scholarships (only one will be awarded)


 

Name ___________________________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________City & State ______________________

Country ________________US Zip Code __________International Postal Code ___________________

Daytime Telephone _____________________Cellular Telephone _______________________________

Email ________________________________ Website _______________________________________

Are you a Student? Yes No If yes, what school are you attending? ________________________

List the ISGB Gatherings that you have attended in the past, either by date, or location: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please list any ISGB volunteer activities you have been involved in: ______________________________

 

Please submit your application information and images to

Submit: Scholarship Essay & 4 Images here Dropbox link
 

Due Date for ALL application information and images: Midnight on Ocotber 18, 2019

 
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