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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.

Scholarship applications for the remainder of 2022 courses are open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Once you have registered as a scholarship applicant for your course of interest, please click the link below to submit your application. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and it may take two weeks to review and confirm any decision. Please only apply for courses happening at least a month from time of application. 

Submit a Scholarship Application →

How 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.  An application link will show above June 1, 2022.

Scholarships are available at three levels. Please note the level at which you are applying on your application.

  • 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. Applications for 2022 courses will be reviewed as they are submitted, but a response may take up to two weeks. Please only apply for courses happening at least a month from time of application. 

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