The James C. Whitney Memorial Scholarship

Jim Whitney was a strong supporter of the American Glass Guild during its inception, and approached his life, art, and craft with great passion and a high level of integrity. We hope his zest for life and pursuit of excellence will inspire recipients of this memorial scholarship in their stained glass careers. Since 2007 the Whitney Memorial Scholarship has handed out 95 scholarships.

Recipients receive full or partial scholarships for various educational opportunities, such as conferences and workshops, or ongoing educational efforts.


Deadline for applications:  Deadline extended to February 28, 2017 with notification of awards by March 31, 2017.

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Jim Whitney

We would like to congratulate the following 2016 recipients:

Connie Levathes
SanFrancisco, CA
Intended use of scholarship: Glass Painting for the Artist with Kathy Jordan and Melissa Janda, April 2016

Belinda Shearf
Cape Girardeau, MO
Intended use of scholarship: Glass Painting for the Artist with Kathy Jordan and Melissa Janda, April 2016

Kara Peer
Stanhope, NJ
Intended use of scholarship: Private instruction with Ellen Mandelbaum

Alexandra Wysopal
Fairfield, IA
Intended use of scholarship: MA program in Stained Glass Conservation & Heritage Management, University of York

Sophia Kirkos
York, UK
Intended use of scholarship: MA program in Stained Glass Conservation & Heritage Management, University of York

Mark Bleakley
Monroe, LA
Intended use of scholarship: Glass Painting for the Artist with Kathy Jordan and Melissa Janda, April 2016

Dave Herfeld
Shaftbury, VT
Intended use of scholarship: Workshop with Deborah Coombs, Readsboro, VT

Jennifer Reyes
Intended use of scholarship: 2016 AGG Conference fees

Hallie Monroe
Southampton, NY
Intended use of scholarship: Transatlantic Stained Glass Symposium presented by S.A. Bendheim

Barbara MacDonald
Norwal, CT
Intended use of scholarship: Glass Painting for Artists workshop with Deborah Coombs, June 2016

Mark Guthrie
Intended use of scholarship: 2016 AGG Conference fees and Workshop

Lisa Mendel
Adams, MA
Intended use of scholarship: Glass Painting for Artists workshop with Deborah Coombs, June 2016

Bart Crowe
Intended use of scholarship: Design & Cartooning workshop with Deborah Coombs, June 2016