The Beans for Brains Scholarship has finally concluded its mission for 2015 (but be on the lookout for 2016) . On its 6th year in granting scholarships to those who sew, knit or crochet, the program has awarded over $50,000 worth in college scholarships to the most deserving fiber artists across the globe.
Grantees for 2015
While it may seem like a sad thing that a unique scholarship program as the Beans for Brains has marked its end, we turn to the more positive side of the story and express our happiness and support for the 2015 winners of the said grant who are as follows:
- – Julia Greenwood of Georgetown University
- – Katherine Rohe of University of Central Florida
- – Rachel Butts of University of Florida College of Medicine
- – Yoon Lee of UCLA
Each year, for the past six years, Jimmy Beans Wool has been providing college scholarships to crocheters and knitters. This is a rare program that pays homage to traditional crafts and arts whilst encouraging higher education. Qualified to apply for the said merit-based scholarships were students attending an approved and accredited higher education institution. All an applicant had to do was to take a picture of their own creation or pattern design and submit it together with their fully filled application form. Five winners would be lucky enough to be chosen to receive $2,250 each. But this school year 2015-16, Beans for Brains went for giving over $3,000 each to the four lucky participants we have mentioned above.
Jimmy Beans Wool has proven itself to be promising in fulfilling its missions beyond prospering its own commercial goals, but also to extend its heartfelt initiative to help out those who barely earn from an artful hobby and talent as crocheting, sewing and knitting. We give props to CEO Laura Zander who exudes with great leadership in making the woman-owned business essential to the chosen participants of the academe.
To keep up with this scholarship, information can be found here