Scholarships are awarded to students in the conference’s beginning spinning and weaving classes to enable them to purchase supplies and equipment to support their newly acquired fiber skills. No application is required.

Some of these scholarships were previously funded by the Allen Fanin Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the 2005 conference keynote speaker who was killed in a car accident shortly before the 2005 conference. Mr. Fanin was a devoted teacher of new spinners and weavers, and so it was deemed appropriate to create a scholarship for beginners in his honor. This fund is now closed.