Con 2024 Scholarship

 open to all members

The 2024 Scholarship is being funded by generous donors to the Sandra Spannan Educational Scholarship Fund.

The Society of Gilders (SOG) is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the art and craft of gilding. Our mission is to preserve traditional gilding skills and techniques, and to promote the highest standards in the practice of gilding. The SOG offers scholarships to help defray education costs and support professional development of a SOG member in good standing. The scholarship is available to support expenses for a course and associated fees. This guideline sheet includes a description of scope of scholarship, procedures, submission and criteria for review.

The scholarship consists of a waiver of the conference registration fee, tuition for one (1) gilding course which can be a one, two, or three day course, and fees for instructor-supplied tools and materials (this does not include additional tools and materials students may be asked to bring). This scholarship does not include expenses for travel, accommodations or meals.

Applications for the individual scholarship for 2022 must be received by the President no later than Friday, June 14th, 2024.  This includes letters of reference.  Applications will be reviewed by a panel of three judges, and a recommendation will be made to the SOG Executive Board for final approval. Notification of awards will be within two (2) weeks after the application deadline.  One applicant  will receive a full scholarship; if funds are left over, a second applicant may receive a partial scholarship.

Electronic submissions, using the form below, are encouraged but not required. Letters of reference may be uploaded with your application, or sent to us directly at  Name the files to include your last name (for example “jones_scholarship.pdf”). 

If not submitting electronically send the printed form below and supporting material to: Scholarship Committee, Society of Gilders, PO Box 148132, Nashville, TN 37214-8132.

The scholarship awardee will, within one year of receiving the scholarship, submit an article to the Gilders Tip journal, discussing how they have benefited from receiving it.

– Coherence of the applicants’ goals in the gilding arts with chosen class

– Qualifications of applicant (must be a current member of the SOG at the time of applying)

– Provide two signed letters of support

– Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received SOG funding

– Completeness of application