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2023 Scholarship applications will be available in January.


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 via email of their award or denial. 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.

Questions: contact Travis Winters, programs manager, at 724-329-1370 or

Opportunities for Veterans and members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh:

Agnes & James Kinard Family Scholarship


Provides 100% tuition support for any adult-level workshop to veterans, caregivers, and immediate adult family members of veterans and/or members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Additional funds may be awarded to offset the cost of housing, meals, travel, and materials fees on a case-by-case basis. Priority will be given to individuals seeking to participate in the Frontline Paper workshop for Veterans.


Veterans, caregivers, and adult family members and/or members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh can participate. Veterans/AAP scholarship applications are still being accepted for any of our weekend or weeklong workshops.


VETERANS: Click to download the Veterans Scholarship Application


AAP MEMBERS: Click to download the Touchstone Scholarship Application

Special Opportunities:

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.


Click here to download the Architecture and Integrity of Craft Scholarship Application

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.


Click here to download the Educators' Retreat Scholarship Application

Touchstone Scholarships:

Touchstone offers four additional scholarships that may all be applied for with a single application.


Click here to download the Touchstone Scholarship Application

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 or African American, Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or person of color.

General Scholarship 


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

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.

Teen Week Scholarships:

Ages 14-17
100% Tuition, Room, & Board:
Touchstone works with schools to provide students with these scholarships. Individual teens are welcome to apply directly through Touchstone and will also be considered.


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. Please call our office at 724-329-1370 to receive a discount code (discount can not be applied to special firings, teen week, youth programming, date nights, and symposiums).

2022 Scholarship Applications will be available January 1st and due March 15th. *Applications for Teen Week due May 1st. Applications for the Frontline Paper Program will be accepted until all spaces are full.

Questions: contact Travis Winters, programs manager, at 724-329-1370 or

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.

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