Student Scholarships

Funding to attend the Conference

Each year, the Glass Art Society recognizes the achievements and potential of student members currently enrolled in accredited, degree-granting programs. Applications are evaluated by a professional jury, and selected students are awarded scholarships to support them in their goal to learn, connect, and grow as artists at the annual GAS conference. Learn about the 2016 scholarship recipients, or view a photo gallery of other past scholarship recipients.


The Next Round - 2017 GAS Conference

Scholarship application instructions for the 2017 conference will be available in winter 2016.

The 2017 Student Scholarship recipients will receive financial support to attend the 46th GAS conference in Norfolk, VA (June 1-3). Jurors are to be determined.

Available Scholarships


General Scholarships
in 2017, a total of $5,000 USD will be awarded through general college-level scholarships, and a total of $1,000 USD will be awarded in scholarships at the high school level. 



Becky Winship Flameworking Scholarship
One award of $1,000 USD will be given to an eligible student applicant whose work uses flameworking techniques. Generously funded by David Winship of Glasscraft, Inc. Past recipients: Kit Paulson (2016), Meredith Lopez (2015), Gabriel Greenlaw (2014), Shawn Everette (2012), Kelly McGarrigle (2011).


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Currently enrolled as a student in an accredited degree-granting program.
  2. Current student member of the Glass Art Society through the 2017 conference (June 2017). Proof of student status required.
  3. Did not receive a GAS Student Scholarship in the last 3 years offered (recipients from 2016, 2015, or 2014 are not eligible).

One application allows you to be considered for all scholarships, if eligible.

Application Materials:

  1. Contact and eligibility information
  2. Proof of student status in an accredited program (student ID or transcript)
  3. Artist statement (up to 500 words)
  4. Short essay about why the student wishes to attend the 46th GAS conference (up to 500 words)
  5. 4 images of recent work designed and created by the student in 2016-2017, featuring glass as a main element. Images should be saved as .jpg files, no more than 150 dpi and 7 inches high or wide. If submitting video work, the video must be less than 5 minutes in length, and the student should provide a view link (without their name on the site) and a still image of the video.

Applicants should complete the online application (available in fall 2017), or if preferred, applicants can download an application form and email it to with a copy of their student ID and 4 images (see instructions on the document).

By submitting an application, students agree to allow GAS to use their submitted images and information in online and printed GAS publications and media. Scholarship recipients agree to provide a short, detailed description about their conference experience for use by GAS in online and print media.

QUESTIONS? call 206-382-1305 (M-F 9-5 PST) or email

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.