Rockingham County Arts Council Announces Deadline for Penland Scholarship for Rockingham County, NC, Residents – Feb. 17, 2015


This full scholarship is an opportunity for Rockingham County, NC, residents to expand their knowledge of visual art through a full scholarship provided by the Glass/Apple Foundation.

The Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, is excited to support this scholarship with Penland School of Crafts. The Glass/Apple Scholarship Fund was established by Ed & Sue Glass and the Apple Foundation, providing one 2-week work-study scholarship for a resident from Rockingham County, NC, at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC. While there are several scholarship opportunities, this opportunity is specifically for Rockingham County residents.

Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center

Application format has been changed from mailing in the forms, images and other information. For 2015 scholarship applications must be made online, using (, by midnight on Feb. 17, 2015 and must include your letters of reference along with other information. Scholarship applicants pay a nonrefundable $50 processing fee. Applicants will be notified by Apr. 1, 2015.

The Rockingham County Arts Council offers guidance to applicants as to the procedure, online application and has Penland course catalogues available at the Dan River Art Market & Gallery. Please contact us with any questions.

The Rockingham County Arts Council is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life of Rockingham County. We seek to encourage excellence in the arts and to make fine arts experiences available throughout our community.

For further information e-mail to (, call 336/349-4039 or visit (,


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