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Scholarship Offered for Sac State Students

Non-freshmen students are eligible and should check for the Institutional Scholarship Application in the Student Center area of their "My Sac State" account. The yearly application period begins in mid January for the upcoming Fall/Spring semesters.

River City Quilters' Guild Scholarship
This RCQG scholarship, established years ago, is now more accessible to Sac State students who demonstrate experience in quilt making or have an objective to incorporate quilting techniques, quilting history or quilting theory into their academic/professional goals. Especially, though not exclusively, in the areas of fashion design, art, history, sociology or education. Open to all class level except for Freshman. Students must be enrolled at least 6 units and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The board authorized one $750 scholarship a semester to a student who is a quilter or plans to use quilting in an academic or professional setting, i.e. fashion, art, education, etc.

To be considered, students must submit a 1-2 pages essay describing their interest in quilting, quilts made and techniques used. If the student has not made quilts, the essay must describe why their interest in quilting is significant and how it will be pursued in an academic/ professional setting to encourage quilting and/or the appreciation of quilts.

2016/17 Scholarship Winner

Sac StateWe are happy to report that our 2016/17 River City Quilt Guild’s scholarship winner is a quilter.

She will graduate in December 2016, from Sacramento State with a degree in History. She will return to Sac State in the Spring to complete requirements for her teaching credential. She plans to teach History at the Junior High or High School level in Northern California.

Our scholarship recipient learned to sew on an antique sewing machine at her grandmother’s home. As she grew older she became fascinated with her grandmother’s quilt making and quilts she saw at friends’ homes and at quilt shows.

Her dream is to integrate quilting into her history classes. As quilters, I believe we all understand the significance of traditional quilts and family history.

Do you know a quilter attending Sac State? If so, be sure to share the application information shown at left.