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Scholarship Application for 2018 Conference

Please note that this is a scholarship opportunity, not a juried competition. Applicants of all skill levels receive equal consideration.

NOTE: Members cannot apply for the IAMPETH Scholarship and the Tate Grant in the same calendar year. There are no exceptions made to the full list of requirements.

IAMPETH is an international, non-profit association dedicated to practicing and preserving the beautiful arts of calligraphy, engrossing and fine penmanship. We are excited to have the opportunity to offer three scholarships – one to a person local to the 2019 Conference and who does not need to bear travel or housing expenses, a General Scholarship to someone who must travel AND pay for housing at the hosting hotel while attending the Conference, and a Scholarship up to $3000 to an international member who must pay Conference fees, airfare and hotel accommodations.

Requirements for applicants are as follows:

• Applicants should have some calligraphic knowledge and/or experience.

• Have completed high school (or the equivalent).

• Be an IAMPETH member in good standing. This means YOUR DUES FOR THE 2018-2019 YEAR MUST BE PAID AS  OF JUNE 30, 2018 in order to be eligible for the 2019 Conference Scholarships.

• Must be at least 18 year of age at the time of the Conference.

• Applications must be submitted between September 7, 2018 and November 30, 2018. The Scholarship applicants will be  notified of the committee decision by February 1, 2019.


The Local Scholarship is for the conference fees only; the recipient must still pay their IAMPETH dues.

The General Scholarship is for $1000. Once the Conference fees are deducted, the remainder of the $1000 will be paid:
• by check to the recipient with a United States banking account to be used for travel, housing at the hosting hotel, meals and  supplies for the Conference.
• in cash to recipients from outside of the United States who do not have a U.S. banking account upon registration at the Conference.

The International Scholarship will be awarded to an IAMPETH member outside the United States. The scholarship money, up to $3000, will be awarded for the Conference fees, standard airfare and housing at the hosting hotel from the day before registration through the day after the closing banquet. Airfare & hotel will be paid through IAMPETH. We will provide a letter of invitation for the recipient’s application for a TOURIST visa. It is the recipient’s responsibility to seek counsel and be advised on attaining a U.S. visa. Recipient will be responsible for shuttle fees, meals and supplies during the Conference.

All scholarships are non-transferrable. If the recipient is unable to attend, the award is forfeited and any funds received must immediately be returned to the IAMPETH Scholarship Chair.

The recipient is required within the year’s span from Conference to Conference to give back in some way to IAMPETH. For example – writing a newsletter article, hosting a table at the Round Robin, teaching a session at the following year’s Conference, donating an item to the silent auction, or volunteering and assisting at the Conference. Scholarship recipients are not allowed to apply for the Scholarship or Tate Grant for 5 years after they are awarded the scholarship/grant.


  1. Complete the application form below (to see the form you must be a paid member and logged in).
  2. Follow the instructions on each form item. Your name, email or website MUST NOT APPEAR in any of the three essay answers or on your artwork. You may submit up to three pieces of artwork. If you must digitally erase your name from the artwork, any resulting smudge will not be held against you. If your name, email or website appears in the essay answers or on your artwork, you will be disqualified.
  3. Submit your application form by November 30, 2018. There is only one submission for one scholarship per member per year. You may not apply for the Scholarship and the Tate Grant in the same calendar year.
  4. Verify your contact information on your profile page in the Directory, and check for your scholarship eligibility.

The application will go live September 7, 2018 and appears below.

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