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The James K. Spriggs Scholarship is made possible through the generosity and recommendation of the James K. Spriggs Foundation, a donor advised fund.

Founded in 2016, this program is designed with the intent of cultivating inclusivity and accessibility to Lion’s Jaw. By encouraging the participation of individuals who self-identify as belonging to an under-represented or historically marginalized group but might otherwise be unable or unlikely to attend due to financial challenges, we hope to strengthen and broaden the access to and impact of the festival.

The 2018 scholarship makes it possible for us to bring up to 4 people per festival for full attendance (including the intensive and all performances).
Recipients will be determined via an online application process.
Applications are open to anyone who feels they are part of an under-represented group, feels they are unable for financial reasons to attend, and has not received the scholarship in the year prior (recipients from two years back or more are welcome to apply again.)

IMPORTANT: Please know that Lion’s Jaw does not encourage or expect scholarship recipients to be responsible for being a representative or ambassador of or for their ‘group’ or as in any way an educator of others. 

Green Street Studios, the venue in which Lion’s Jaw takes place is NOT easily accessible for people with disabilities or mobility issues. There are two sets of stairs leading to the space with no alternative access points. This is something that pains us greatly but is beyond our control for the moment. If you are in a body that is not able to climb stairs but still wish to apply please reach out to us directly HERE

Award Details

The scholarship includes

  • Choice of one Intensive
  • Access to all associated Classes, Labs and Events
  • Free admission to all Performances

Total value: $350

Award Selection

The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

  • Submitted all materials
  • Professional and personal benefits of scholarship to applicant
  • Financial and/or associated challenges to applicant
  • Projected contribution to inclusivity/diversity of the festival
  • Time of application [priority to date submitted]

This scholarships is limited to 4 participants and will be awarded at the discretion of our festival scholarship panel with priority given to those who apply first.

APPLICATION PERIOD 6/25 – 6/31 (applications received prior to 6/25 will need to be re-submitted) APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED

Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the ENTIRE FESTIVAL.
Please ensure that you can fully attend during the dates and times before applying.
This includes Opening Circle Wednesday October 5th and arriving at the studio in time for opening day on Thursday October 6th.
2018 RECIPIENTS NOTIFIED ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 5th 

Again, a HUGE thank you to the James K. Spriggs Foundation: a donor advised fund for making this Diversity Scholarship possible:

*please note that attachments, letters of recommendation or addendums to your applications may be sent separately via email. Be sure to include ‘james k. spriggs scholarship’ in the subject line of all scholarship related emails so we can flag them as needed*