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We believe that craft education should be accessible to anyone with an interest in learning.

The North House Folk School Scholarship fund has been made available through the donations of generous supporters who want to make courses available to all. While anyone with financial need is welcome to apply, the goals of the scholarship program are as follows: to increase the diversity of age and race in our student body; to offer opportunities to local residents of Cook County and Grand Portage, MN; to support the learning of those with professional aspirations in a particular craft area; and to make our programming available to those with financial need.

Scholarship applications will open concurrently with our upcoming course release September 1, 2022 and will be due September 30, 2022. Please click the link below to reach the application. 
Applications will be accepted for the remainder of 2022 courses as well as new 2023 courses. If funds remain after the review period, we will re-open the application in mid-October and review each submission on a rolling basis. 

Submit a Scholarship Application →

For the September 1-30 application period:
Follow the steps below starting September 1 to register as a scholarship applicant for a course and submit your scholarship application: 

  • STEP 1: All applicants must call our Front Office/School Store at 218-387-9762 and register as a scholarship applicant for their desired course BEFORE submitting a scholarship application. This will reserve a spot for scholarship applicants at no charge. Applicants may be added to waitlists (#5 or lower) as "scholarship applicants" if there is not a space on the roster. 
  • STEP 2: Once you are confirmed as registered as a scholarship applicant, you may proceed to filling out an application.  See application link above.

Scholarships are available at three levels. Please note the level at which you are applying on your application.

  • Half: half of tuition and materials.
  • Full: full amount of tuition and materials.
  • Full+: full amount of tuition and materials and $50 per course day to offset housing/transportation costs.

What to know about your application review and when you'll hear back:
Any award is pending scholarship funds being made available: if their application is not funded, the applicant will be notified and their registration will be cancelled.
An individual may receive one scholarship per year maximum. The amount of funding available per year will vary, and is determined by the Board of Directors through the budgeting process. Applications for the September 1-30 period will be reviewed after the September 30 deadline and applicants will be notified about any funding decision by mid-October.

Questions? Email