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    Scholarship Details

    _Due to the generosity of contributions from guys who have attended a Men’s Knitting Retreat in the past, there will be at least one full scholarship available, including a travel stipend if needed by the recipient.

    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 by June 19th.


    This upcoming Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat will be held
    again in Dumas Bay from Thursday, August 30th through Sunday, September 2nd.

    We still have regular paid slots available and registration can be completed here.

    The scholarships include full retreat fees , plus a stipend of up to $400 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 guy
    has agreed to be entered into the nomination process and is available
    to attend. Two sample nominations would be:

    1. “I would like to nominate John O’Hara for the 2012 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.”
    2. “I would like to nominate myself, John O’Hara, for the 2012 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.”

    recipients will be selected from all the nominations by a panel of
    Men’s Knitting Retreat coordinators .  DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS June 19, 2012. The winner
    will be officially announced on June 26, 2012.