Guild School Scholarships

The Guild School, sponsored by the International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA), established its Scholarship Program in 1985 with the first scholarship recipients attending the 1986 Guild School. Each year since then, scholarships have been awarded to deserving miniaturists.

Scholarships have been awarded for Guild School 2024. For information and form for Guild School, June 2025, click here.

About Scholarships Apply for a 2025 Scholarship

About Guild School Scholarships

A full-tuition scholarship is currently valued at $1900 and pays for 36 hours of instruction plus room and board for the entire school week. Recipients must provide their own transportation and assume any other expenses incurred such as materials fees for classes (typically $20-$300) and evening seminars (typically 0-$50).

The source of funding for the Scholarship Program comes from various fundraising efforts held during the school week. The major event is the Live Auction.

Needless to say, the scholarship provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals who appreciate, and wish to learn more about creating, fine miniatures. Through the Scholarship Program, The Guild School can quite possibly become a reality for you…a friend…or a relative.

Some Things You Should Know

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants need not be members of IGMA.
  • Applicants do not have to live in the U.S., nor be citizens of the U.S.
  • Applicants may not be a member of the IGMA Board of Trustees or an employee of IGMA.


Apply for 2025 Scholarship

The application for the 2025 Guild School scholarship is now available. It is due August 1, 2024.

You can download the application by clicking on the button below. (Note: We have also included a separate download of the recommendation form for your convenience.)

2025 Scholarship Application Recommendation Form

Send the completed application to:

The Guild School Scholarship Program
Peggy Bugg, Chairperson
1917 Vilas Avenue
Madison WI 53711