Thanks to the generosity of donations from fiber businesses and past Men’s Knitting Retreat attendees, there will be at least two full scholarships available, including a travel stipend if needed by the recipient.
We try to offer at least one of our scholarships to a new knitter. These new knitters will be assigned a fiber mentor to help get them started and keep them knitting the whole weekend. Of course, there will be a whole village of guys obsessed with fiber crafts there to teach and support.
If you know anyone that would like to go to the retreat, including yourself, please check to make sure the nominee is interested and can attend. Then nominate them for a scholarship using the form at the bottom of this page.
Nominations are due before May 30th, 2020.
MFKR 2020 will be held at Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way, Washington (just south of Seattle) from Thursday, September 3rd through Sunday, September 6th.
Regular paid registrations can be completed here.
The scholarships include full retreat fees plus a discretionary stipend for travel expenses.
We want you to nominate any man you think should be able to go to the Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat this coming Fall.
You can nominate a friend, a family member, or yourself. The nominee must be a man and over 21 years of age. And please confirm that your nominee has agreed to be entered into the nomination process and is available to attend. Two sample nominations would be:
- “I would like to nominate John O’Hara for the 2020 MFKR Scholarship. John is a Librarian in Northern Arkansas with a great love for reading and knitting. He is always teaching knitting to anyone interested and has taught his wife to knit and has begun to teach his children (who he thinks are too young yet to learn, but he still tries). He lives in a very rural state with no local yarn stores, so John helped start a knitting group at the library where he works and has also worked to increase the number of books on knitting kept within his library network (for which we are all very grateful). John would love to get together with other guys who have a love for knitting, crocheting and spinning and I think he would be an amazing addition to your group of guys.”
- “I would like to nominate myself, John O’Hara, for the 2020 MFKR Scholarship. I have been knitting for 3 years and am completely hooked. As a professional who travels a lot, I take great pride in knitting in public and teaching coworkers how to knit. Unfortunately, since most of my work is done for non-profit organizations and I support a family of five, I have no funding, but would very much appreciate the opportunity of being around other guys that knit. I would appreciate your favorable review of my nomination.”
Scholarship recipients will be selected from all the nominations by a panel of Men’s Knitting Retreat coordinators.
THE DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS May 30, 2020.
Scholarship recipients will be announced at the end of June, 2020.