Come one, Come all to SOAR!
In 1995, Interweave Press established a scholarship program as a way of supporting fiber students to expand their interest in spinning, to share valuable information within the spinning community, as well as to preserve, expand, and promote spinning in the community at large. This program is funded by generous donations from SOAR participants, and funds qualified individuals to attend SOAR.
In order to receive a SOAR scholarship you must demonstrate that you are actively involved in learning an aspect of spinning and sharing your knowledge with the larger community. Your involvement may include fields related to handspinning, such as dyeing, knitting, weaving, fiber preparation, and the like. You don’t have to be enrolled in a formal training course or a degree program. Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply.
There are two kinds of SOAR scholarships: full and assistance. Our full scholarship covers the fees for Workshop and Retreat, lodging, and meals. The assistance scholarship covers the fee for either the Workshop only or the Retreat only. The information describing sessions at the 2010 SOAR will be available in mid-February on our website, interweavesoar.com.