Not to be out done my our friends in Washington. The American Glass Guild is offering its version of a stained glass stimulus package. In keeping with the time honored bureaucracy of paper work, below are the rules and application info.
The deadline for the American Glass Guild's James C. Whitney Memorial Scholarship is fast approaching. All materials must be submitted by March 15th, 2009.
The scholarship funds will be used to fully or partially pay for tuition in the areas of, training workshops, conference attendance, and fine arts classes related to a career in stained glass, both in the US and internationally. The scholarship monies will be sent directly to the class instructor, workshop, conference, or school.
A complete application includes: 1) application form (found on the AGG website: americanglassguild.org); 2) 10-15 digital images of applicant's work with a description of each image; 3) a resume with emphasis on stained glass training, work experience, papers/research, professional organizations, etc.; 4) for students a transcript of grades; and 5) three letters of recommendation submitted under separate cover.
All materials and any questions about the scholarship should be sent to: Scholarship@americanglassguild.org. Email applications are preferred, but mail applications are also accepted. If by mail, include three (3) copies of all written materials and a disk of photos and send to: Vic Rothman, Scholarship Committee Chairman, American Glass Guild, 1468 Midland Avenue, #5A, Bronxville, NY 10708. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.
Previous recipients (16 in the past 2 years), who have used the funds for the Swansea School, glass-painting and porcelain-painting workshops with leaders in the field, conservation workshops at NYU, and conference attendance, are posted on the AGG website. All recipients are encouraged to attend the American Glass Guild conference following the workshop, seminar or class to make a slide/Power Point presentation or to send a presentation board about the experience. Find out more about the upcoming Buffalo, New York Conference on the AGG website: www.americanglassguild.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!