DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Studio assistants are students who assist instructors and fellow students and are responsible for maintaining the school’s standards for studio operation. Assistants receive housing and meals, and pay only the $50 nonrefundable processing fee. Assistants are selected based on their knowledge of a working studio. In addition to 25–40 hours of work each week, studio assistants are required to work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the day before and the day after their session, and must make travel arrangements which will allow them to meet this requirement. If you cannot meet this requirement, please do not apply. Many instructors select their own assistants; check the list below to determine availability of positions before applying.
To apply, check the studio assistant box on the application form, and include a letter explaining your experience in the field and your interest in the class, along with a résume, two letters of recommendation, five printed images of your work (maximum size 8-1/2 x 11, no slides or CDs), and the $50 processing fee. Applications must be received no later than February 15, and must include letters of reference. Applicants will be notified by April 1.
International students note: because the U.S. government considers our studio assistant program to be work for hire, students who are not U.S. citizens may not receive studio assistantships unless they have a work permit.
The SNAG Educational Endowment was founded in 1992. Its sole focus is awarding graduate and undergraduate educational scholarships each year. These are our most prestigious and highly competitive student scholarship awards. A selection committee of three independent jurors determines the awards.
Three scholarships are given annually. Undergraduate and graduate students are juried separately, and at least one award goes to an undergraduate each year.
As a direct result of the tremendous success of the Raffle for our Educational Endowment, SNAG's board has increased the amounts of the Educational Endowment Scholarships. Beginning in 2011, there will be three tiers of awards: one for $2,000, one for $1,500, and the third at $1,000.
In addition to the scholarship money, each recipient also receives:
SNAG actively fundraises to increase the Educational Endowment trust. A raffle is held at the SNAG conference, with the proceeds going to the Endowment.
Click here for a list of current and past scholarship recipients and images.
Hoover & Strong Scholarship Hoover & Strong has created a new $3,000 student scholarship that will be administered through SNAG's Educational Endowment Trust.
The scholarship will be awarded each year to one graduate student creating high-quality production jewelry. It will be called the Hoover & Strong Scholarship, and the first award will be given in 2011. The annual application deadline for this scholarship is March 15, the same deadline as the other Educational Endowment Scholarship.
The jurors will use the following criteria for the Hoover & Strong scholarship: