Applicants to Pilchuck Glass School's Summer Program may be eligible for scholarship; from Pilchuck or through one of our many partners. Read below to learn more about general and special scholarships and financial aid. To be considered for available scholarships, apply by 11:59PM [Pacific], February 1, 2020.
Artists who work in all media are encouraged to apply. You do not need to have images of work in glass to be considered for a scholarship.
Scholarship applicants are scored and ranked based on artistic merit by an outside jury of arts professionals. Consideration may also be given for financial need. All scholarship applicants qualify for general scholarships; applicants may also qualify for a special scholarship.
- an international applicant
- citizen of Eastern Europe or Israel
- resident of Australia or New Zealand (funded by Kaplan/Ostergaard Australia/New Zealand Scholarship)
- resident of the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington
- resident of Arizona, member of Arizona Glass Alliance
- of African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or other minority heritage
- an applicant for a flameworking course
- a glass industry worker (i.e. apprentice, assistant, or gaffer)
- a seasonal staff member or campus assistant from the prior year
- a nominee for a Corning Incorporated Foundation or Saxe Award from the prior year
- currently enrolled as an art student at California College of the Arts
- currently enrolled as an art student at one of these New England area schools: Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Massachusetts College of Art • Rhode Island School of Design • Salem State College • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston • Worcester Center for Crafts
- a nominee from a current Partner Institution
The scholarship jury, a panel of outside artists and arts professionals, considers the following when reviewing submissions:
- Originality and inventiveness
- Aesthetic excellence
- Skillful and imaginative use of glass or other media
- Visual clarity
The images you submit make up the majority of your score. After applicants have been ranked, statements of financial need are considered to break any ties. Every year a different panel of jurors is invited so if you have applied before and not received a scholarship, we encourage you to apply again!
S12 + Murano Residency Awards
- In addition to receiving a full scholarship to Pilchuck, the top-ranking scholarship applicant will also be offered a residency at S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery in Bergen, Norway. This opportunity is supported by S12: s12.no
- The six top-ranking intermediate to advanced glassblowers will be invited to participate in a cultural, live-work experience in Murano, Italy, with Autonoma Factory between April 15–May 5, 2019. The top-scoring individual of this group will also receive a full scholarship to Pilchuck. This opportunity is supported by Autonoma Factory, autonomafactory.com.
NEED-BASED FINANCIAL SUPPORT
After the scholarship deadline has passed, Pilchuck may offer financial aid for summer and fall courses. To request financial aid, applicants should write a statement of need in the comments section at the end of the online application form. Offers of financial aid do not require submission of other materials, and are made first-come, first-served.
Once you are enrolled in a course, you are not eligible for consideration for financial aid.