Important Dates: Applications must be submitted by May 23, 2022 Winners will be announced in June 2022
The Tall Pines Quilt Guild of Huntsville, Texas began offering scholarships in 2007 to graduating seniors within our membership area. Initially there were two $500 scholarships offered - one for a graduating senior showing proficiency in sewing, and one for a graduating senior intending to major in math education. Scholarship awards have varied from $500 to $1,500, depending on the funding available. Scholarship awards are based on fund-raising activities and vary from year to year. Primarily our scholarships are funded by proceeds from the sale of tickets for our scholarship quilt, which is lovingly designed and quilted by some talented volunteer quilt members. This year’s quilt:
Tickets ($1 each or 6 for $5) are available from TP Quilt Guild members and are sold at a variety of local community activities where our quilt will be on display at various times during the year. The DRAWING for this quilt will be held at Huntsville’s FAIR on the SQUARE on October 2, 2021. Private monetary donations are also accepted towards our scholarship awards. Memorial donations are acknowledged with handwritten notes to the families. Contact our treasurer or our scholarship chairman for donation information.
The Mission of the Tall Pines Quilt Guild is “to foster appreciation of quilting and fine quilts , to increase knowledge of traditional and contemporary techniques of quilting, to provide an encouraging environment in which quilters can practice and exchange ideas, to educate the public as to the significance and history of quilting as an art form, as well as an ongoing craft, and to preserve this rich heritage of quilting for future generations." We are thrilled to support exceptional students who hold these same values.
Our Two Scholarship Categories:
Proficiency in Sewing Regardless of declared major, outstanding students who demonstrate proficiency in sewing are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Math Education Major Due to the extreme need for mathematic educators, and because we recognize the importance of math in quilting, we are pleased to support students in the pursuit of this major. In this category, only students intending to major in math education will be considered and sewing proficiency is not a criterion.
All public, private and home school graduating seniors are eligible to apply if they attend school within our membership area. Details of our 2022 Scholarship will be published after the new year begins and the 2022 TPQG budget is approved. We thank our membership and our community for the overwhelming support of our community youth.