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 are funded by the Allen Fannin Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the 2005 conference keynote speaker who was killed in a car accident shortly before the 2005 conference. Mr. Fannin 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 award has been distributed to novice spinners and weavers at every subsequent conference.