With the help of social platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest, young adults and students are now bringing back lost arts like crochet, weaving, macrame, knitting and so much more.
This style of art has even transferred to the decor world. High school students, college students, and grad students have coined this decoration movement with the term Granny Chic. And it's not limited to decorating your dorm or living space. Grab your mittens and knitted shawls, young adults are rocking the retro-inspired fashion with knitted and crocheted clothing.
You've likely heard about weird scholarships students can apply for-the $2,500 Jimmy Beans Wool Beans for Brains Scholarship is one of those odd scholarships. Students that love to knit, crochet or weave can use their unique talent to help pay for school!!
About the Beans for Brain Scholarship
Jimmy Beans Wool, located in Reno, Nevada, is a market-leading retailer of yarn and accessories for knitters and makers. Established in 2010, the Jimmy Beans Wool-led scholarship program was created to help aspiring knitters, crocheters, weavers, and students attend college or university or professional school.
Jimmy Beans Wool, Urth Yarns, Cascade Yarns, and Madelinetosh will sponsor the five $2,500 scholarship awards with additional contributions from Berroco Yarns, Katrinkles, and della Q.
More than $68,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to students. Previous winners have attended or are currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno, Portland State University, Yale University, and Harvard University.
Laura Zander, co-founder of Jimmy Beans Wool said, "I was inspired to start this scholarship as a result of my own experience. As a self-funded student, I was always on the lookout for niche scholarships like Beans for Brains to help me pay for everything."
Beans for Brains Scholarship
Available to: High School Seniors -Graduate Students
Award Amount: $2,500
The Beans for Brains Scholarship is open to students that know how to knit, crochet, and/or weave. You must submit a photo of your self-made knitted, crocheted or woven project and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award.
2023 Beans for Brains Scholarship Details
This merit-based award is offered by the Jimmy Beans Wool company.
A total of four to five, $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students attending an approved accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
This scholarship opportunity is open to the first 500 applicants. International students can apply if they are or will be attending an approved or accredited institution of higher education in the United States with a Fall 2023 semester enrollment.
Trade and vocational school students may also apply for this scholarship! Students must be enrolled in or planning to an accredited professional school in the Fall 2023 semester as well.
Students can apply if they have not yet been accepted to an approved accredited institution of higher education. If this is the case and such students are awarded a scholarship, verification of enrollment will be required before receiving the funds.
Jimmy Beans Wool Scholarship Project Requirements, Application Prompts
There are four requirements for submitting project photos:
Photos must be 80KB or less in order to be considered.
The photo should be at least 800px in width or 800px in height.
.jpg and .png images are they only image file types accepted.
Only one project image is accepted via the scholarship per application and the image must match the project described in your scholarship application.
Scholarship applicants will be asked to answer the following questions:
- Share the university, college or technical school you are or will be attending Fall 2023.
200 Words or Less
- Describe your submitted project in detail. Details should include the type of yarn or material used and why you chose it, the pattern you used, and why you chose to submit this project.
300 Words or Less
- Share the activities, leadership positions, community service work, etc. You're involved in.
- Share how you became a knitter, crocheter, or weaver.
- Explain - Has knitting/crocheting/weaving added benefits to your health (mental or otherwise)? If yes, explain how.
500 Words or Less
- Describe a change you would like to make in the world. Share how you would plan to make that change, and what obstacles you might encounter along the way.
- Share your financial need.
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