Money for the scholarship funds
will be obtained from donations and interest accruing from
the Fund’s account.
Accrued funds will be deposited
in an interest-bearing account to help provide for future
Scholarship funds will be
limited to a maximum of $1,000 per year and will be awarded
to the maximum number of recipients that amount allows. Any
unused funds will remain in the Scholarship Fund account for
Scholarships will be granted for
attendance at recognized schools, workshops or seminars in
the fields of blacksmithing and related metalworking (e.g.
non-ferrous smithing or casting) of the applicant’s choice.
The Selection Committee will be allowed flexibility to
tailor their guideline to any special needs of the
Scholarship funds will be
available to cover tuition, room and board, travel cost and
material fees. However, the amount of the grant awarded may
not necessarily cover all cost of attending a chosen event
and the balance will be the responsibility of the recipient.
The treasurer will pay funds
directly to the recipient. However, the recipient will
provide copies of receipts to the Treasurer to show
acceptable disbursement of the funds.
Recipients will be chosen by a
committee of three Guild members appointed by the President
and approved by the board on an annual basis. Committee
members will be excluded from receiving scholarship funds
while serving on the selection committee. All committee
recommendations will be subject to approval by the Board.
Eligibility requirements are as
Any skill level from
beginner to expert.
A member in good standing
for at least two years preceding the scholarship
request. This means the member paid dues, attended a
reasonable number of regular Guild Meetings and actively
supported the Guild by way of newsletter articles,
participating in Guild-sponsored demonstrations, or some
other activity directly benefiting the Guild.
Applicants must submit an
application form or the following information on plain
paper. It must be typed or legibly hand printed.
City, State, Zip+4
(Area code) Home Phone #
(Area code) Work Phone #
Name of school or provider
Title and short description
of course (attach course brochure if available).
Date(s) of event.
Location of event.
Cost associated with event:
Room and Board
Minimum amount of assistance
below which you will not be willing to undertake the
event on your own. If you plan to undertake the effort
even if you do not receive a grant, indicate “No
minimum” or $0.
Brief resume of your metal
Statements of benefits:
How you will benefit
from this undertaking.
Within one (1) month of the
completion of the event, recipients must:
Submit a written report for
publication in the Guild's newsletter (with photos
and/or drawings if appropriate).
Schedule with the program
chairman a presentation and/or demonstration of what was
learned, to be given at a Guild meeting within four (4)
months of completion.
Failure to do both of the items
of paragraph 10 will require repayment of the funds to the
If the event is cancelled, the
funds must be returned to the Guild’s treasurer immediately
upon notification of cancellation.
If the event is rescheduled, you
must immediately notify someone on the Selection Committee
or Board of Directors of the change.
If you do not attend the event
for which you received a grant you must immediately repay
the funds received to the Guild’s Treasurer.
Members who submit a request and
receive a grant agree to abide by these guidelines
These guidelines may be amended
at any time by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Amendment will become effective upon notification of the
Guild membership by being published in the Guild’s
newsletter or by a special mailing.