Educational Endowment Scholarships

Founded in 1992, this annual offering of juried, educational scholarships are our most highly competitive scholarship awards.

SNAG awards three student scholarships with at least one award given to a student that is currently an undergraduate. These scholarships are for tuition towards the students’ degree granting programs. The scholarships are as follows: one $2000 award, one $1500 award and one $1000 award; each includes a one-year SNAG membership.

SNAG also awards three juried scholarships for professional artists to use toward a course of study related to the jewelry and metals field in North America. These awards are as follows: one $2000 award, one $1500 award and one $1000 award; each includes a one-year SNAG membership. Professional artists should have not been enrolled in a degree or certificate program in the past 3 years to qualify.

2020 Scholarship deadline has passed

Award Criteria

  • Awards will be based on the strength of applicants’ work, intended course of study, and references.

Eligibility for Student Scholarship

  • All applicants must be current SNAG members.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Jewelry or Metals program for the upcoming year.
  • Student is defined as being enrolled full-time or part-time (2 or more classes) in any educational program to include college, university, technical college, community college, non-traditional school, and/or any other degree, certificate or non-certificate granting program.

Eligibility for Professional Artist Scholarships

  • All applicants must be current SNAG members.
  • Applicants should have a workshop or professional development opportunity in mind.
  • Applicants should not have been enrolled in a degree or certificate program in the past 3 years to qualify.

If you are uncertain of your eligibility you may contact SNAG.

Application Materials Checklist

  • Resumé: Including name, address, contact information, educational history, and work history. Include any awards, exhibitions or other scholarships you may have received.
  • Artist Statement: Please limit this to one typed page, size 12 font.
  • Images: Applicants may submit a MAXIMUM of 8 digital images (including details), with a MINIMUM of 5 images. Images MUST represent a minimum of 4 completed pieces.  Image requirements are listed below.
  • Image List: Please include a list identifying each image with the following information: title, materials, size, date created.
    • All images should be high resolution .jpg images. No other formats will be accepted. Images should be 300 dpi and at least 6″ on the smallest side. Please label images as follows: last name_title_image number.jpg
      For example: Smith_Untitled_1.jpg
  • Reference: The reference section should have your name at the top followed by the information of the person indicated as a reference. Include that person’s name, work position, academic affiliation, address, email, and telephone number.

All text should be submitted as either Word .doc or .docx documents or as .pdf files. No other formats will be accepted.

Juried by the Educational Endowment Scholarship Committee.



Checks will be made out directly to the university or institution you will be attending. All winning applicants are expected to write a final report documenting the outcome of their scholarship. They will also be expected to provide SNAG with photographs of their work and their educational experience for promotional materials. Awards must be used within three years of date of award.

SNAG actively fundraises to increase the Educational Endowment trust. A raffle is held online and at the SNAG conference, with the proceeds going to the Endowment.

For further information contact SNAG.

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