Marian Parry Scholarship

The Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery offers an education scholarship named in honour of the late Marian Parry, one of the founding members of the Guild and its first president. The Marian Parry Education Scholarship is aimed at promoting the art of embroidery through education and is offered to all OVGS members in good standing.

  • The yearly scholarship has an approximate value of $425 to be awarded as two grants, one grant of $300 and another of up to $125. The grant may be divided amongst applicants in any given year. Scholarship grants must be used within the same membership year as awarded.
  • The $300 grant may be applied toward registration for an Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC) Seminar workshop.
  • The grant of up to $125 may be applied towards an EAC correspondence course or an OVGS workshop.
  • Applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by the date indicated below. The successful applicants will be determined by the Selection Committee and approved by the Executive. Download application form here

Successful applicants will be required to submit a brief evaluation report to the OVGS Executive within one month of attending the Seminar or OVGS workshop or completing the correspondence course. They will also be required to share their experience with other members of the Guild by giving a short presentation (this could be at “show and tell”) or writing an article for the OVGS newsletter* at a time to be agreed upon with the Guild executive (*NOTE: The required report on the seminar and the submission, (i.e., a paper or report) will be submitted to the Chairperson of the Award Committee for forwarding to the Executive before printing in the OVGS Newsletter.)


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