The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. offers scholarships for students enrolled in accredited academic programs in the United States and Canada. The scholarships fund students furthering their education in the field of fiber arts, including textile research, history, and conservation. Rather than financial need, scholarship funds are awarded based on artistic and technical excellence and/or on demonstrated excellence in research of textiles, textile history, and textile conservation. Scholarship funds of $4,000 or more are awarded annually for the academic year.

HGA Scholarship

HGA Scholarship is open to applicants in the following categories and the funds may only be applied to tuition:

  • Artistic Merit - Recommended for applicants focused on producing advanced, artistic textile artwork
  • Scholarly Research - Recommended for applicants focused on textile arts education, textile conservation, textile history, etc.

Dendel Scholarship

The Dendel Scholarship is made possible by a generous donation in honor of the late Gerald and Ester Dendel to foster studies in handweaving. Dendel Scholarship funds may be used for tuition as well as materials or travel as determined on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will be judged on their skill and dedication to handweaving.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted Online.

Application Deadline: February 1st

Scholarship funds must be applied to the following academic year.

February 1, 2022 - for the 2022-2023 Academic School Year

February 1, 2023 - for the 2023-2024 Academic School Year

February 1, 2024 - for the 2024-2025 Academic School Year

Volunteer to serve on the Scholarship Selection Committee

Each year HGA members may volunteer to serve on the Scholarship Selection committee.

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HGA Scholarship - Scholarly Research

HGA Scholarship - Artistic Merit & Dendel Scholarship

Additional Resources

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For more information about Scholarships call (678) 730-0010 or email