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Scholarships

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 (in no particular order): 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.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION UPDATE:
The scholarship application for 2023 classes only is open for a limited time, as funds remain available. Each submission will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Most applicants receive a response in around two weeks from application. Thanks for your patience. 

Click here to submit a Scholarship Application →

Follow the steps below  to register as a scholarship applicant for a course and submit your scholarship application:

  • STEP 1: All applicants must call our Front Office/School Store at 218-387-9762 and register as a scholarship applicant for their desired course BEFORE submitting a scholarship application. This will reserve a spot for scholarship applicants at no charge. Applicants may be added to waitlists (#5 or lower) as "scholarship applicants" if there is not a space on the roster. 
  • STEP 2: Once you are confirmed as registered as a scholarship applicant, you may proceed to filling out an application.  See application link above.


Scholarships are available at three levels. 

  • Half: half of tuition and materials.
  • Full: full amount of tuition and materials.
  • Full+: full amount of tuition and materials and $50 per course day to offset housing/transportation costs.


What to know about your application review and when you'll hear back:
Any award is pending scholarship funds being made available: if their application is not funded, the applicant will be notified and their registration will be cancelled.
An individual may receive one scholarship per year maximum. The amount of funding available per year will vary, and is determined by the Board of Directors through the budgeting process. 

Questions? Email sbeggs@northhouse.org.