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Each year, three $3000 scholarships are available to undergrads or graduate students currently enrolled in a metals program at an accredited educational institution in the Midwest Region (Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa). These scholarships were created to recognize outstanding metals students work and encourage the development of their skills.


Scholarship Applications open September 2019 with the deadline for 2020 on February 1, 2020.


Sharp By Coop

Kiliji Folder

Complex Twist Damascus Steel, Stainless Steel, Black Cherry Burl.

Thomas Ward

         Graduate Student

MFA Blacksmithing

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Instructor - Richard Smith

Sharp By Coop


Turkish Ribbon Damascus, Radial Damascus, Bronze, Black Walnut.

Sharp By Coop

Sacred Geometry

Tool Steel, Wrought Iron, Maple, Leather.

Victoria Cook

          Undergraduate Student

BFA Metals and Jewelry

Western Michigan University

Instructor - Autumn Brown

Locket of Examination

Honey Locust Tree Thorns, Copper, Sterling Silver, Brass; Hydraulic Press, Fabrication, Forging, Knitting; approx. 3"x 1.5" not including 5" pocket chain.

Don't Touch Me Brooch

 Honey Locust Tree Thorns, Copper, Brass, Steel; Fabricated; approximately 3"X 3" X3"

Service for One

Bronze, Sterling Silver; Forging, Cast bronze around forged sterling; Each approximately 5"x1"x1"

In Midewest Metalsmiths effort to meet an ongoing need in our commitment to contribute to youth in need at the Craft Alliance, we designated $500 to the Crafting a Future program to purchase metalsmithing tools. The tools would benefit all of the participates in Crafting a Future at the Craft Alliance during the summer months of 2019.

This $500 scholarship is available to any current Midwest Metalsmiths member. The purpose is to assist with funding for course fee, class supplies and/or transportation expenses for a class at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts located in Young Harris, GA. The school offers a variety of metalsmithing and lapidayr classes.  Awardees will be asked to provide a brief account of their experiences, such as a video, pictures or short synopsis, after attending the class at William Holland. Interested members should complete the application by November 1st. Scholarships are awarded at the end of the year.

Aimee Domash 2019 Winner!