Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beans for Brains Knitting and Crochet Scholarship Program

Last year's winner Emma Coates,
wearing her crocheted cheeseburger dress.

Jimmy Beans Wool, a leading online retailer of yarn and fabric out of Reno, is now accepting applications for its annual Beans for Brains scholarship program for the 2012-2013 academic school year. 

Through the generous donations and efforts of Jimmy Beans Wool, The Yarn Group, Vogue Knitting Magazine, Tahki Stacy Charles, Classic Elite Yarns, Knitting Pure and Simple, Rowan, Red Heart Yarns, Universal Yarns, Lorna’s Laces, and Knitter’s Pride Needles, awards will be distributed to five outstanding students this year. Each award is worth $2,250.

Applicants must be a knitter or crocheter, submit a personal photo of themselves holding their original knitting/crochet design or a photo of a recent and completed knitting/crochet project and complete an application. The merit-based award is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who will be attending an accredited institution for the 2012-2013 school year. Applicants may be pursuing a degree in any field.

This is the third year that Jimmy Beans Wool has supported the pursuit of higher education through the Bean for Brains scholarship program, with almost 3,000 applicants last year. The goal of Beans for Brains is to help provide opportunities for higher education to people in the knitting and crochet community. "Paying for college is a major financial challenge for many people and every little bit helps," says Jimmy Beans Wool owner Laura Zander. “This is an investment in our industry and in our future.”

Interested students can review the scholarship requirements and download the scholarship application form here.

Completed applications are due by April 15, 2012 and must be submitted via email to scholarship@jimmybeanswool.com.

Winners will be notified beginning no later than June 1, 2012.

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