We believe that craft education should be accessible to anyone with an interest in learning.
The North House Folk School Scholarship fund has been made available through the donations of generous supporters who want to make courses available to all. While anyone with financial need is welcome to apply, the goals of the scholarship program are as follows: to increase the diversity of age and race in our student body; to offer opportunities to local residents of Cook County and Grand Portage, MN; to support the learning of those with professional aspirations in a particular craft area; and to make our programming available to those with financial need.
Applications are welcome at any time, though the majority of scholarships are awarded twice annually in early April and October, when applications are reviewed by a committee of staff, instructors and board members. Funded recipients will be notified via email, and must confirm participation within one week of notification.
Since many of our classes fill quickly, students should call North House to register for their desired class at no charge, noting their intent to apply for a scholarship, and then submit an application online as soon as possible. Their registration status will be pending scholarship funds being made available: if their application is not funded, the student will be notified and their registration will be cancelled.
An individual may receive one scholarship per year. The amount of funding available per year will vary, and is determined by the Board of Directors through the budgeting process. In spring 2021, we anticipate funding 15-20 scholarships total, depending on the level of funding requested.
Scholarships are available at three levels. Please note the level at which you are applying.
- Half: half of tuition and materials.
- Full: full amount of tuition and materials.
- Full+: full amount of tuition and materials and $50/course day to offset housing/transportation costs.