SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Application Procedure Haystack’s scholarship program awards more than 100 scholarships and fellowships annually, which are available through competitive application to those who are 18 years of age or older. Applicants may seek scholarship support in more than one category. Because competition for Haystack awards is intense, applicants are encouraged to be selective in their choice of workshops, indicating only first and second choices. Please keep in mind that answers to the questions on the application form are an important part of the review process. Focused applications tend to be more favorably received.


Scholarship Application
DEADLINE: March 1, 2018 (11:59 pm EST)
Technical Assistant and Work Study (including Minority Work Study) applicants will submit applications online through SlideRoom

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Technical Assistants receive a scholarship covering full tuition, room & board at the dormitory rate for a period of study for one or two weeks. Those who wish to stay in a more expensive accommodation must pay the difference between that and the dorm rate. Shop fees and materials costs, payable at the conclusion of the session, are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. Scholarships are usually given for a single session.

Applicants should have completed one year of graduate specialization, or the equivalent, in the area for which aid is requested. Because technical assistants are responsible for assisting the instructor, and for shop maintenance and organization, they are expected to be familiar with the general technical requirements of a particular studio and instructor. While responsibilities as a technical assistant are demanding, and have priority during the session, there is ample time for personal work and study.

Technical Assistant applications will be reviewed by an independent committee.

Criteria for Selection:

• The level of competence and accomplishment in the area for which they have applied.

• The ability to assist in a teaching/learning environment.

• The ability to work in a supportive, closely knit community.

 

Application Must Include:

• A resumé, not to exceed one page.

• Up to five images of your work in digital format. SlideRoom provides a list of acceptable file formats and file sizes. When submitting an image, you will also enter the following information: image/work title, date, dimensions, and materials/ technique.

• Image filenames must include your name and the title of the work.

• Two letters of reference.

• A list of your specific technical abilities.

• A $50 application fee, which is nonrefundable. Shop fees and costs, payable at the conclusion of the session, are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. Scholarships are usually given for a single session.

For Technical Assistants – in some cases, instructors have selected their own studio assistants, below is a list of workshops in which technical assistants WILL be needed:

 

Session 1: Ceramics (Lydia Johnson); Fiber (Mark Newport);

Session 2: Ceramics (Lauren Gallaspy);

Session 3: Ceramics (Hanako Nakazato); Glass (Suzanne Peck);
                      Graphics (Lenka Clayton & Philip Andrew Lewis);

Session 4: Ceramics (Michael Kline); Fiber (Sarah K. Khan & Meeta Mastani);
                      Glass (Granite Calimpong);

Session 5: Ceramics (Brooks Oliver); Fiber (Fraser Taylor); Glass (Helen Lee);

Session 6: Ceramics (Salvador Jiménez-Flores); Fiber/Baskets (Lois Russell);
                      Glass Beads (Holly Cooper); Graphics (Paula Wilson).


WORK STUDY SCHOLARSHIPS

Work study students receive a scholarship covering full tuition, room & board at the dormitory rate for a period of study for one or two weeks. Those who wish to stay in a more expensive accommodation must pay the difference between that and the dorm rate.

Haystack’s work study program is intended for those who show high promise in their field, and who need help in meeting the expense of a Haystack session. In exchange for a scholarship that covers their full tuition, room & board, work study students will be assigned tasks in the kitchen, or around the school that will not exceed three hours daily, ensuring that each student will have ample time for personal work and study in the studio.

Work Study and Minority Work Study applications will be reviewed by an independent review committee.

Criteria for Selection:

• Stated financial need.

• A commitment to and growing knowledge of the craft area for which application is made.

• The ability to work in a supportive, closely knit community.

 

Application Must Include:

• A resumé, not to exceed one page.

• Two letters of reference.

• A statement of financial need, which should include a summary of your estimated income and expenses for the current year. List income from your: employment, parents, trust funds, spouse’s earnings, etc. Examples of expenses would include: household/food costs, rent/mortgage, utilities, total college debt, medical expenses, health insurance, other insurance, etc.

• A $50 application fee, which is nonrefundable.

Do not submit images with work study applications.

Shop fees and materials costs are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. Shop fees are payable at the conclusion of the session. Scholarships are usually given for a single session.<

 

MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
Haystack is committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. To increase participation by individuals from racially and culturally diverse communities within the United States, Haystack awards up to ten full scholarships annually to students of color. These scholarships provide full tuition, room & board in exchange for work study assistance. Shop fees and materials costs are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. If you wish to apply for a minority scholarship, please follow the application procedures listed under the work study scholarships section (above).

 

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Before starting the application process, we encourage applicants to scroll through our extensive list of Frequently Asked QuestionsTechnical assistant and work study applicants submit applications online through SlideRoom at haystack.slideroom.com and do not mail hard copies of the application. Applicants who do not receive scholarships and wish to be considered for regular enrollment can indicate this on the online application. General enrollment requires applicants to take full responsibility for all costs associated with general workshop enrollment (i.e. Tuition, Room & Board, Shop Fees, etc.). Note: If you do not receive a scholarship, no additional application fee is required in order to apply for general workshop consideration.

Scholarship applicants pay the nonrefundable application fee of $50 through a secure site on the online application.

 
BEGIN APPLICATION: haystack.slideroom.com

 

Questions? Contact Haystack at (207) 348-2306 or by email at haystack@haystack-mtn.org. Haystack staff are available M-F, 8:30 am–4:30 pm EST to talk with you about your application and materials needed, and to assist you through the application process.

 


Application deadlines for 2018:

Residency Applications: March 1
Workshop/Scholarship applications: March 1
Workshop/Regular Applications: April 1

 

 

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