The Niagara Heritage Quiters’ Guild has established a Scholarship Valued at $1,000.00 to promote an interest in Fine Arts, Art History, Visual Arts or Design, with an interest in textile/Fibre Arts as a career or lifeskill.
One of the founding members of the Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild, Nina Stahlschmidt, began the idea of the scholarship as a way of involving the guild in the Niagara community. Nina and a group of members organized a silent auction to raise funds during the NHQG Quilt Show at Niagara College
May 18-21, 2011. Members donated items for the auction and we received monetary donations by members of the community. The monies raised are invested in GIC’S. The interest and any additional funds raised each year are kept separate and used to fund the annual scholarship.
Above is a picture of our 2019 recipient, Hannah Robertson, being presented with the scholarship by Gloria Meyer. She is a graduate of Eden High School and is pursuing her further education at Carleton University for a Bachelor of Architectural Studies Majoring in design. Hannah is an exemplary student who while maintaining high scholastic marks, also found time to put in over 665 volunteer hours.
- The student must be graduating or have graduated last year from a secondary school program in the Niagara Region.
- The student may win only once.
- The student must be a Canadian citizen.
- The student must show personal growth and leadership in school and community activities.
- The student must include a typed 350 – 500 word essay on the topic of “Textile/Fibre Arts as a Life Skill and/or Career” with their application.
- The application must be signed by the student and student’s Principal or Vice Principal.
- The student must provide names and contact information of 2 references. These references should not be immediate family members.
- The student must be registered in a Canadian Post-Secondary institution.
- The student must indicate which Canadian Post-Secondary institution and program of study they will be attending.
- To receive the Scholarship award, the student must obtain 75 merit points or more as outlined on the application form.
- If the scholarship recipient does not attend an accredited college or university in the Fall or Spring for any reason, he/she shall forfeit the scholarship to allow another student who has achieved 75 merit points or more, to take advantage of the scholarship. In the event that the successful applicant must forfeit and no other applicant has achieved the requisite 75 merit points, there shall be no scholarship for that year.
Applications must be postmarked by May 31st of each year.
Please send completed application with applicable attachments to:
Niagara Heritage Quilters’ Guild,
P.O. Box 284, Thorold, ON, L2V 3Y9
Attn: NHQG Scholarship Committee
Subject: NHQG Scholarship