Educational Endowment Scholarships

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


2021 Educational Endowment Scholarships

EES banner 2021

SNAG will award five student scholarships with at least one scholarship awarded to a student attending a two (2) year institution and at least one (1) additional scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student. These scholarships are to be applied to tuition or course fees for the students’ educational programs. The scholarships are as follows: one $2000 award, one $1750 award, one $1500 award, one $1250 award and one $1000 award; each includes a one-year SNAG membership.

SNAG also awards three 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.

Deadline was April 10th, 2021


Award Criteria

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

Eligibility for Student Scholarships

  • All applicants must be current SNAG members.  If you are unable to afford all or part of a membership at this time, please see the form HERE to see details for requesting  full or partial Need-Based Membership Fee Waiver. (Waiver application is now closed)
  • Student applicants must be committed to a Jewelry or Metals program for the next enrollment period.
  • Student is defined as being enrolled full-time or part-time 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.  If you are unable to afford all or part of a membership at this time, please see the form HERE to see details for requesting  full or partial Need-Based Membership Fee Waiver. (Waiver application is now closed)
  • Professional applicants should have a workshop or professional development opportunity in mind.
  • Professional artists should have not been enrolled in a degree or certificate program in the past 3 years to qualify.

Please note that the scholarship payments from the trust are made directly to the educational institution. Travel and meal reimbursements outside of the educational institution are not eligible for scholarship funds.

If you are uncertain of your eligibility you may contact the EES Committee.

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 include your name at the top followed by your referees’ name, work position, institutional or organizational affiliation (if any), contact address, email, and telephone number.

Juried by the Educational Endowment Scholarship Committee.

Awards:

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 the EES Committee.

above image: 2020 Scholarship recipient Joshua Kosker, “CT Cluster,” Tangelo peel, plywood, sterling silver, 2016


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