2017 Art-Craft Scholarship Program 


2017 will be the 36th consecutive year the Northern Virginia Handcrafters’ Guild has awarded scholarships to students graduating from Northern Virginia schools. We will award one $2,000 tuition scholarship and a second tuition scholarship for $1,500.

We are pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the Guild’s two annual scholarships.

Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, Virginia’s McKenzi Migliorini is the winner of the Kay Singleton Memorial Scholarship for $1,500.00.  In the fall, Ms. Migliorini will be attending Philadelphia University where she will study fashion design and marketing. 

  Tyra Krehbiel, a student at Heritage High School in Leesburg, VA is the winner of the $2,000.00 Margaret Dellert Scholarship.  She will pursue art studies at the University of Virginia in September. 

These young women were selected from a wide field of talented applicants across Northern Virginia.  Here are some photos from the scholarship awards dinner.


McKenzi Migliorini accepts her award from scholarship chair Sonia O'Donnell

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Sonia O'Donnell presents Tyra Krehbiel with her award


And of course - Cake! Congratulations to our winners and best of luck in your artistic endeavors!

Scholarship Information

The guild invites applicants from all qualified students who intend to pursue studies in the fields of crafts or visual arts and who have a desire for a profession in the arts.

General requirements for qualifications:

  • 2017 high school graduate.
  • Northern Virginia resident (including Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax City, Manassas, Fairfax County, Loudon County, Prince William County and Stafford County.)
  • Interest and demonstrable talent in a craft or art.
  • Evidence or reasonable chance of success in the applicants’ planned program of studies.
  • Financial need (considered during final selection process).

Guild scholarships may be used for students majoring in craft or art at colleges, universities or established craft and art schools. Performing Arts do not qualify.

In addition to fine art, examples of some crafts to be considered are: metal smithing (jewelry, forged ornamental metal work); fiber crafts (weaving, batiking, dress/costume design); glass (blown, stained); woodworking (fine cabinetry, carving, furniture design); and ceramics.

For any specific questions that have not been addressed here, e-mail Sonia O’Donnell at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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