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Class Scholarships


This scholarship is made possible by the Society for Inclusive Blacksmiths to increase accountability within the craft and to support diversity in the field of blacksmithing. The SIBs scholarship is available to individuals from historically marginalized groups, which includes anyone who identifies as BIPOC, LGBTQA+, female, or disabled. The SIBs scholarship covers the class tuition and materials of a Metal Museum blacksmithing class. You must be 18 or older to receive the scholarship. 


Scholarship recipients will be asked to write a short statement regarding the impact of the scholarship on their practice at the conclusion of the class. The statement and a photo of the recipient and/or their work will be used in social media posts by SIB and the Metal Museum (alternative arrangements can be made if the recipient wishes to remain anonymous).


This scholarship provides covers registration fees for Metal Museum education opportunities - which include but are not limited to classes, workshops, or conferences - hosted by and at the Metal Museum. Scholarship funds may also support travel to and from Memphis or lodging fees during the participant’s time in Memphis. Scholarships are available to students or emerging artists age 25 or younger with a desire to pursue a career in metalsmithing. 


Please note that scholarship recipients are expected to provide something of benefit to the Museum. This could be a written report about the experience, creating/producing an item to be sold at an auction or in the Store, write a blog post or newsletter piece, or document the experience with an agreed upon number of social media posts. 

For questions regarding the Metal Museum Scholarships please contact the Museum Educator, Connor Dyer at or 901-774-6380. For questions regarding specific scholarships please ensure that your inquiry is made no later than 12 PM central time on the due date of the application in question. 
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