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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 (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.

The scholarship application is now open. This application period is open through March 31, 2023. Eligible courses will be those falling between June and December, 2023.
Please call our Front Office at 218-387-9762 to register as a scholarship applicant before submitting an application (linked below). 

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.

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.  


What to know about your application review and when you'll hear back:

  • If you submitted and application prior to March 1 for the two early course releases for the early June Northern Landscapes Festival or the Mid June Sätergläntan visiting instructor coursework, you will receive word within two weeks of application submission.
  • The March 1 course release application period will be March 1-31 and applicants applying in that time can expect to hear word by mid April on if their application was funded.

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. 

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