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Touchstone scholarships provide opportunities for many deserving individuals of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds to attend workshops each year. While financial need is often a factor in allocating these funds, Touchstone is also dedicated to ensuring that artistic merit and intensity of interest are seriously considered. Incomplete application packages will NOT be reviewed. Scholarship applicants will be notified when to anticipate final determinations regarding awards/denials which will be made via email. If applicable, you may apply for multiple scholarships with one complete application. Scholarships are only valid for the year in which they are awarded; individuals who are unable to attend their awarded workshop will forfeit their scholarship.

  • Scholarship applications are accepted through SlideRoom:
  • Unless otherwise noted, all scholarship applications must be RECEIVED by March 15, 2023.
  • There are no fees to apply for scholarships.

For questions regarding scholarships or to request a paper/PDF application, contact Programs Manager Travis Winters at 724-329-1370 or

Opportunities for Veterans & family members:

Agnes & James Kinard Family Scholarship

Provides 100% tuition support for any adult-level workshop to veterans and immediate family members and/or caretakers of veterans as well as members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Additional funds may be awarded to offset the cost of housing, meals, and/or materials fees on a case-by-case basis. Veteran's scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.

Additional support for Veteran's scholarships provided by Fayette County Commissioner Scott Dunn and the 2022 Veterans’ Marathon Relay.


Please contact us at 724-329-1370 if you prefer a paper/PDF application.

Touchstone Scholarships:

Touchstone offers additional scholarships for any adult-level workshop that may be applied for with a single application.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Scholarship

Open to current members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh through the Agnes & James Kinard Family Scholarship fund.

Educators’ Retreat Scholarship

This scholarship provides 50%-100% tuition for any Educators’ Retreat workshop. K-12 educators and those studying to be educators are eligible.

General Scholarship 

This scholarship provides 50% – 100% tuition for any adult-level workshop.

Inclusion Scholarship

Touchstone is committed to diversity, inclusion and advocating for social justice within the craft community. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for underrepresented populations by devoting a portion of our scholarships to individuals who identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or person of color. The scholarship provides 50%-100% of tuition for adult-level workshops.

Architecture and the Integrity of Craft Scholarship 

This scholarship provides up to $1,200 towards any adult-level workshop’s tuition, room, and board. Recipients must reside on campus and take part in the full meal plan during their workshop. Eligible candidates include any student who has completed at least 2 years in an NCARB accredited architectural program or a recent graduate of an NCARB accredited program who is 30yrs old or younger. Submission of a Resume/Bio including awards, recognitions, and certifications is required to be considered for this award.

Susan M. Brimo-Cox Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship provides up to $500 towards any adult-level workshop’s tuition, room, and board. Preference is given to veterans and their immediate family members.

The Thaddeus Mosley Scholarship 

This scholarship provides 100% tuition for any adult-level sculpture-based workshop. Additional funds may be awarded to offset the cost of housing, meals, travel and materials fees on a case-by-case basis. This scholarship was established in honor of lifelong Touchstone instructor and friend, Thaddeus Mosley.

Fayette County Resident Discount 

25% Reduced Tuition: Full-time residents of Fayette County in Pennsylvania are offered 25% reduced tuition for any adult workshop. Regular room and board fees apply (discount can not be applied to special firings, teen week, youth programming, date nights, and symposiums).

Please call our office at 724-329-1370 to receive a discount code.

Teen Week Scholarships:

Ages 14-17
All teens interested in participating in Teen Week MUST fill out an application regardless of whether you are seeking a scholarship or intend to pay for all/some fees.

  • Deadline for submitting Teen Week applications for 2023 is May 1st. Applications for 2024 will be available beginning January 1, 2024.
  • Applications are accepted through SlideRoom:
  • There are no fees to apply for Teen Week.

Touchstone Center for Crafts prohibits discrimination in employment, scholarship and educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. Touchstone Center for Crafts also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its facilities and programming.

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

Touchstone Center for Crafts · 1049 Wharton Furnace Rd. · Farmington · PA 15437

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