Four students will receive a total of $8,000 in scholarship funds for the 2022-2023 school year.
"This year we're fired up about the scholarship because we're partnering with Cascade Yarns, Lantern Moon, and of course, Madelinetosh, which means we can offer more scholarship money to student makers," said Laura Zander, co-found of Jimmy Beans Wool. "We're happy we can offer a little peace of mind in the form of financial assistance for tuition and fees."
Established in 2009, the scholarship program was created to help aspiring knitters, makers, and students attend college or university and to date has awarded over $60k in scholarship funds and has helped students in the past go to places such as University of Nevada, Reno, Portland State University, Yale University, and Harvard University.
Zander said she was inspired to start this scholarship as a result of her own experience. As a self-funded student, she was always on the lookout for niche scholarships like Beans for Brains.
Beans for Brains recognizes students for a variety of criteria such as GPA, community service, project knowledge, financial need, and more while uplifting their creativity through the fiber arts.
Jimmy Beans Wool, Lantern Moon, Cascade Yarns, and Madelinetosh will sponsor the four awards and winners will be announced in July 2022. Each sponsor is pledging $2,000 in honor of the company's 20th Birthday.
Applications are open to students who have a 3.0 GPA and knit, crochet or weave with consideration going to those who have financial needs.
- The application will open on March 1st.
- Students will be able to apply online from April 1 - May 20, 2022.
- Winners will be contacted June 20 - 27th
- Winners will be announced on or around July 1st.
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About Jimmy Beans Wool: At the downturn of the dotcom boom, former Silicon Valley engineers Laura and Doug Zander moved to the mountains and opened up a tiny yarn shop in Truckee, California. Jimmy, as Laura is lovingly known, sold coffee alongside the wool (hence the Beans in the name) and Jimmy Beans Wool was born. In 2004, the company settled down in Reno, Nevada where they currently reside today. They occupy an expansive 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse, are considered one of the country's leading destination yarn shops, employ 35 team members, and have built a loyal following and impressive online presence. Along with yarn, Jimmy Beans also provides consumers the most innovative crafting products and accessories, recently acquiring Madelinetosh and della Q, two beloved companies amongst knitters, crocheters, and makers. Jimmy Beans will continue to develop products under their patent pending Jimmy's SmartStix, plus hooks, needles, and notions.