Fath Scholarship for Artists and Artisans of the Book


fathpicThrough the generosity of the Creekmore and Adele Fath Foundation, Rare Book School is very pleased to offer the Fath Scholarships for Artists and Artisans of the Book. These scholarships will be awarded to individuals who routinely engage in hands-on work with printed artifacts, and who are ineligible for funding or financial aid through their places of work. Bookbinders, letterpress printers, graphic designers, conservators, papermakers, printmakers, type designers, and other book artists and artisans are invited to apply.

Applicants will be asked to submit a short personal statement in which they describe: their work with books; their reasons for wishing to attend RBS; the likelihood of their ability to share the knowledge they gained at RBS with others in the book arts or conservation communities; and their need for financial aid. Fath Scholars will be selected on the basis of their ability to address these points, as well as the demonstrated quality of their work, their seriousness of purpose in attending RBS, and their financial need. Extra consideration will be given to applicants who own and operate their own businesses, and/or whose work has an especially historical focus.

Fath Scholarship awards include tuition for one RBS course, plus a stipend for travel, housing, or other course-related expenses. Applications are available in early September and due in early November. Terms and conditions are the same as those that apply to other RBS-funded scholarships.

2014 Awardees


Anne Beck
Emily Lynch
Brigid Conroy
Jesse Marsolais
Arini Esarey
Genevieve Nordmark


Quinn Ferris
Robin Price
Jerushia Graham
Johanna Weizenecker
Sarah Hulsey
David Wolfe