Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

Open Scholarships

Through the generosity of donors, AAB is fortunate to be able to provide scholarship opportunities to students in 2019. These scholarships are awarded to both new students and students who have attended AAB before. Successful applicants represent a broad range of students, particularly younger individuals and those from other countries for whom coming to AAB creates a financial burden. Amounts awarded are $600 tuition for a one-week class and $1000 tuition for a two-week class.

Open Scholarship Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit the below by February 1, 2019. Decisions will be made by March 1, 2019 and students will be required to complete an acceptance form and donor thank you letter before funds can be released.

• Personal statement concerning interest in bookbinding or related field.
• Statement of financial need.
• Photos, if available, of recent work. This could be related to bookbinding, or another endeavour, interest or pursuit.
• Course for which they wish to receive funds. Amounts awarded are $1000 for a two-week class and $600 for a one-week class.

Open Scholarship Form

The AAB Fine Binding Scholarship

To learn and develop skill in the field of fine bookbinding is a challenging pursuit for the serious student, requiring years of study and hours of dedicated hands-on work. The American Academy Fine Binding Scholarship was created by Barry & Myssie Acomb in 2013 to assist one individual per year who has shown initiative and is committed to the long-term development of their skills with the goal to reach a professional level and contribute to the larger bookbinding community. The scholarship is based on merit and is intended to create an opportunity for a student to attend AAB courses in Telluride who may need financial assistance in accomplishing their goal.

The Fine Binding Scholarship is a $3000 award to be applied toward tuition and housing fees at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride. The award is flexible in that the recipient has the ability to apply funds solely towards tuition, or alternatively, tuition with a limited component for housing. In addition, the successful candidate will receive a $300 allowance for materials purchased at AAB.

AWARD CRITERIA

• Funds must be used for course work at AAB and AAB housing in Telluride only.
• The recipient may apply funds to a single class, or multiple classes in succession. Funds may also be distributed for course work throughout the year they are granted but must be used in the calendar year they are awarded.
• Greater than 65 percent of the funds must be applied towards tuition. • Fine Binding students may apply. Diploma aspirant preferred, but not required.
• The applicant must be a pre-existing or current student in Telluride.
• Funds are not transferable to another year or to another student.
• Only one recipient will be chosen per year.
• A recipient may apply and be awarded the scholarship in subsequent years.

AAB Fine Binding Scholarship Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit the below by February 1, 2019. Decisions will be made by March 1, 2019 and students will be required to complete an acceptance form and donor thank you letter before funds can be released.

• One-page written statement and/or a 10 minute video about your interest and experience in fine binding, why you feel you deserve the award and a statement addressing your long-term goals.
• Five photos of three different recent bindings.

Fine Binding Scholarship Form

Membership

In 2009 we created a membership program for book enthusiasts to support the Academy with a financial contribution. In the almost 10 years since, we were able to award well over $100,000 in assistance to participating students. Thanks to generous donors, which include many past students, faculty, graduates and friends of the Academy, we will continue this fantastic program every year. To become a friend of AAB, please contact us at 970.728.8649 or email aab@ahhaa.org. Your support makes it possible for many to attend who otherwise would not be able to and it is greatly appreciated!