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 2020 with the deadline for 2021 on February 1, 2021.

 

Take your photos, gather your info, and apply for the 2021 Scholarship.

The THREE 2020 Recipients

Gabriel Chaille

    Graduate Student

    MFA - Metalsmithing

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Instructors: Richard Smith and Sun Kyoung Kim

Bird's Eye View

Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass, Red Brass, Steel, Moissanite; Fabrication, Mokume Gane, Pattern Welding, Reticulation, and Tube Setting

Split

Steel with steam rust patina; Forming, Forging, and Fabricating

Pattern Series #1- Migration

Steel with steam rust patina; Pattern Welding, Forming, Forging, and Fabricating

Victoria Cook

          Undergraduate Student

BFA Metals and Jewelry

Western Michigan University

Instructor - Autumn Brown

Dissected

Copper and bronze; Raised, fabricated, sawed, decked, cast bronze Honey Locust Tree Thorns, polished and patinated;

Approx. 8” x 8” x 8”

Wedge

Bronze and copper; Raised, fabricated, sawed, decked, polished, and patinated;

Approx. 3” x 9” x 6”

Big Bowl, Little Bowl

Copper and bronze; Raised, dapped, fabricated, sawed, decked, polished, and patinated; Approx. 3” x 9” x 6”

Sarah McCourt

          Graduate Student

          MFA-Metalsmithing
          Southern Illinois University Carbondale
          Instructor: Sun Kyoung Kim and

                                Gina Westergard

Infirmatorium

Plique a Jour enamel, 23k gold gilt copper, cast bronze, fabricated hinges and clasp, oak

2 in x 4 in x 5 in

Kunstkactus

Plique a jour enamel, cloisionne enamel, steel, cotton thread, walnut

12 in x 12 in x 60 in

The Pestilence Won't Leave Now

cloisonne enamel, copper

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!

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