Get the book “The Complete Guide to Getting a Grant” by Laurie
Blum, and “Supporting Yourself as an Artist,” by I forgot, a
former NEA head.
Go to Donor’s Forum (donorsforum.org) in your city and do
research. Get lots and lots of back issues of all the trade
magazines – AJM, JCK, etc., and look for scholarship
announcements. Write to all the associations asking if they
have a scholarship.
Many of the jewelry associations do have scholarships. Also
write to GIA (though most of theirs are for taking their
classes). Investigate through your new school, too. Most
schools have a scholarship office independent of the financial
Look at your family. Any veterans? Any corporate employees?
Any ethnic background? Look these up in the scholarship books
at the library.
Do a web search – there are many web sites that do a free
How old are you? Contact Business and Professional Women USA,
HQ in DC. or find your local organization. They have a
scholarship for “returning” women over 24 who are returning to
complete their education. They mostly fund science, business,
etc., but you might qualify.
It’s a big organizational project just to get the info., and
then you still have to apply! Good luck.