For PCOC 2017, the OrigamiUSA Board of directors approved a fund to pilot a scholarship program for young origami enthusiasts to attend PCOC 2017 in Redondo Beach, CA. After a very successful experience for PCOC, we continued that program, funding two more scholarships for young people to attend the Annual Convention 2018 at St. Johns University.
Our scholarship winners have inspired everyone they met. We're happy to announce that we've set up a permanent convention scholarship fund for young folders. In 2019 we will fund scholarships for young folders for both the Annual Convention 2019, June 21–24 at St. Johns University in Queens, New York and the Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention, September 12–16 in Portland, Oregon.
Please consider nominating someone you know! People may also nominate themselves. A nominee should be a young person (under 18) who shows great promise as a folder and who would develop their skills and ideas by attending an origami convention.
Nominations for 2019 open on February 1, 2019. The deadline for nominations to be received is March 15, 2019. We will be choosing the scholarship recipients for both the Annual Convention 2019 and PCOC 2019 at this time.
- A nominee must be under 18 years of age as of
- June 21, 2019 if attending the Annual Convention in June, 2019,
- September 12, 2019 if attending PCOC 2019 in September, 2019.
- A nominee must be a resident of the United States.
- The online form must be completed and submitted by March 15, 2019.
- The nomination must be approved by an adult Parent/Guardian by sending an email to scholarships [at] origamiusa.org.
The scholarship benefits include for each chosen nominee and a parent/guardian:
- Convention fees for each chosen nominee.
- Housing/food allowance for each chosen nominee and accompanying parent/guardian.
- Travel reimbursement allowance (including air) of $500 for each chosen nominee and $500 for their accompanying parent/guardian.
- A one-year Junior membership in OrigamiUSA.
- Nominations for 2019 are now closed.