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Having found solace and empowerment as an adolescent, teen and young adult through the arts, it is my vision to increase the number of young people interested in, knowledgeable of and expressive with the medium of felt and in particular the process of wet felting. STRONGFELT, inc will award two people between the ages of 18-30 a scholarship (worth $700) to participate in every full course of the ONLINE & ON POINT! coursework Foundational Structure (Course 1 in the Felt Jewelry Series: Material, Technique & Impact). Preference will be given to those persons who identify as being in financial need and/or part of a marginalized community as an effort toward equity and to provide material and technical knowledge for artistic expression. Wool fiber has attributes similar to our own human hair and through wet felting, coalesces into a skin-like material as a result of our agency. Felt is a powerful medium with which to explore one’s self.

One scholarship recipient will be selected and notified when a course fills with 10 paying participants.
A second scholarship will be offered when the class is full at 15.
Awarded applicants will be required to pay the remaining $45 of the course fee to enroll in this 10-week course.
Materials and tools are not included and are estimated at $75.
Let your interest be known!

Rolling Application Process
Next Course runs April 7- June 16, 2024.

Send an email to with “Next Generation Scholarship” as the subject. Include your name, age, address, city, state, country, phone and email and in 500 words or less please respond to the following: 

  1. Explain your interest in this particular course (material, process, format, etc).
  2. Describe your creative background, current practice and the 3 images you submit (see below).
  3. How do you envision applying this new learning?
  4. Do you want to be considered for the financial need and/or equity placement?

Attach three images of your recent/current creative output that represents your hand working skill, aesthetic and/or the conceptual drive of your work. Examples need not be of felting, nor fiber-based. Images should be jpeg files, no smaller than 4”x 6” and at the highest resolution possible.