Starting November of 2024, the Glass Art Guild of Utah will be awarding education scholarships to emerging and established glass artists residing in the state of Utah to attend classes and events related to kiln-formed and cast glass. Applications are due by October 1, 2024.  The maximum award will not exceed $1000 per applicant.  Members and non-members of the guild may apply.

Scholarship Committee Chair and founding guild member, Kerry Transtrum, got the idea to start the scholarship program after looking into what is currently in place at similar national glass associations.  He then sent out a survey to judge guild interest in the project. Survey respondents overwhelmingly agreed that establishing a scholarship fund was a good idea for the guild and that the funds would be available to both members and nonmembers. Most respondents also said they would be willing to give a monetary gift, an art piece, or volunteer time to support the scholarship fund and committee. In addition, most respondents indicated that a small percentage of guild savings or a small percentage of guild dues could be used to help fund the program.

The scholarship application form is now available on the guild’s website in a downloadable format.  Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2024.  Recipients will be notified by November 21, 2024.

Click HERE to get more details and to access the application form: