Through our scholarship programs, The Studio aims to support developing glass artists and help build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive glassmaking community.
We offer a variety of scholarships to qualifying students with consideration given to both merit and need. Most of our scholarships are awarded for summer courses, and there are a limited number of scholarships available for classes in the winter, spring, and fall seasons. Please be sure to read the scholarship application criteria below.
Summer 2022 scholarship applications will be posted on December 15, 2021.
Spring & Fall Scholarships
The Christopher John Kammerer Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded by the family and friends of the late Christopher John Kammerer, who attended classes and rented space at The Studio in the 1990s. It supports promising young artists from the Northeast, and is available for courses that meet during the spring and fall sessions. To apply for this, you must contact The Studio by filling out the contact form on this page.
The majority of Studio scholarships are awarded to students taking summer intensive courses. These scholarships are supported by a variety of scholarship funds described below.
To apply, scholarship application materials should be submitted with your class application. When you apply for your class online, a section on the online application allows you to apply for a scholarship and attach all of your documents. You must submit five digital images of recent work, an essay explaining why you wish to take a particular course and why you should receive a scholarship, and two letters of recommendation. Include any appropriate information describing your financial need. Please note that letters of recommendation can be submitted by filling out the contact form on this page.
We must receive completed scholarship applications by March 15 for summer courses in order to give them consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a committee.
The Regional Young Artist Scholarship
In 2019 the David C. Burger Endowment Fund was established to support the development of young glass artists under 30 from the Corning region, allowing them to work at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass and further improve their practice. Using this fund, The Studio has created the Regional Young Artist Scholarship. This scholarship provides opportunities to motivated individuals to further their educational and professional glassmaking goals and provides advisement for educational and professional development in glassmaking. Participation in this program is achieved through a candidate referral procedure.
Contribute to Scholarship Funds
The Studio Scholarship and Residency Fund is supported by the sale of glass works donated by instructors, staff, and students over the course of the year and by private grants and other contributions. The fund provides general summer scholarships and also is used to support our Artist-in-Residence program.
Celebrity Cruises Glassmaking Scholarship Fund At the end of each cruise, Celebrity Cruises and The Corning Museum of Glass auction off some of the best pieces made during the cruise. The proceeds from this auction benefit a scholarship fund at The Corning Museum of Glass to help developing artists and students who want to work in glass. Scholarships help fund students and artists to take classes or work as resident artists. If you were inspired by our glassmakers onboard the cruise, consider a donation to the Celebrity Cruises glassmakers scholarship fund.
The David Whitehouse Studio Scholarship Fund has been created in memory of the Museum's former executive director who conceived of and championed The Studio. Donations in his memory will support scholarships and residencies at The Studio.
The Paul and Patricia Stankard Flameworking Scholarship Fund, created with the support of friends of Paul and Patricia Stankard and collectors of Paul’s work, is earmarked for the support of developing flameworking artists.
The Christopher John Kammerer Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded by the friends and family of the late Christopher John Kammerer. It aims to support promising, young, regional artists, and is available for courses that meet over our winter, spring, and fall semesters.
The Silver Trout Fund was founded by Sue Schwartz in memory of her husband Tom, who worked at Corning Inc. for many years. It aims to support Artists-in-Residence.
The Elio Quarisa Scholarship Fund has been established at The Studio to support furnace glassworkers who shared his passion for Venetian glassblowing. Learn more about Elio from the artists he inspired.
For more information, contact Amy Schwartz at +1 (607) 438-5334 or by filling out the contact form on this page.
To donate by mail, please make checks payable to The Corning Museum of Glass, noting the specific scholarship fund on the memo line, and mail to the address below.
The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
Thank you for your consideration and support! Your donations allow emerging artists to study with the best at The Studio. By contributing to The Studio's scholarship programs, you are supporting promising artists who may not otherwise afford to develop their skills, thereby investing in the future of the glass community.