Conference Scholarship 2017


The 2017 Scholarship is being funded by Mr. Peter Sepp, of Sepp Gold Leaf, Inc.   Peter is one of the founding members of the SOG, and has been our highest level gold corporate member for many years.  We thank him for his generous support.

Revised: February 3, 2017

The Society of Gilders (SOG) is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the art and craft of gilding. Our mission is to preserve traditional gilding skills and techniques, and to promote the highest standards in the practice of gilding. The SOG offers scholarships to help defray education costs and support professional development of a SOG member in good standing. The scholarship is available to support expenses for a course and associated fees. This guideline sheet includes a description of scope of scholarship, procedures, submission and criteria for review.


The scholarship consists of a waiver of the conference registration fee, tuition for one (1) gilding course which can be a one, two, or three day course, and fees for instructor supplied tools and materials (this does not include additional tools and materials students may be asked to bring). This scholarship does not include expenses for travel, accommodations or meals.


Applications for the individual scholarship for 2017 must be received by the Education Chair no later than Monday, April 3, 2017.  This includes letters of reference.  Applications will be reviewed by a panel of three judges, and a recommendation will be made to the SOG Executive Board for final approval. Notification of awards will be within two (2) weeks after the application deadline.


Electronic submissions, using the form below, are encouraged but not required. Letters of reference may be uploaded with your application, or sent to us directly at  Name the files to include your last name (for example “jones_scholarship.pdf”). 

If not submitting electronically send the printed application form and supporting material to: Scholarship Committee, Society of Gilders, PO Box 323, Rochester, MN 55903-0323.


The scholarship awardee will immediately identify themselves to the sponsor and discuss their conference plans; also, within one year of receiving the scholarship, the awardee will submit an article to the Gilders Tip journal, discussing how they have benefited from receiving it.


 Merit of the applicants goals with furthering their education in the gilding arts

 Qualifications of applicant (must be a current member of the SOG at the time of applying)

 Provide two signed letters of support

 Must have completed a course with the SOG in the past

 Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received SOG funding

 Completeness of application