Betsy Palmer Eldridge Scholarship

The Canadian Bookbinding and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) is pleased to provide the Betsy Palmer Eldridge Scholarship to one recipient a year based on need/merit. The scholarship will subsidize the tuition cost for one foundational core curriculum course (Bookbinding 1, Bookbinding 2, or Bookbinding 3). Courses offered by CBBAG either in-person or via guided home study are eligible.

2024 Betsy Palmer Eldridge Scholarship

Applications due – January 22, 2024. Interested applicants must submit a completed online form by January 22, 2024.

Notification to the award recipient will be made in March 2024. 

  • Application Form.
  • Please fill out your contact information, the desired course you wish to attend and a brief statement of interest (250-500 words suggested as the online form has a 2,000 character limit) that includes: (1) a personal statement outlining your interest in bookbinding or a related field, (2) how attendance in the course will help further your professional goals, and (3) a statement of financial need (if applicable)


  • Applicants need to be current CBBAG members in good standing at the time of application and throughout the duration of the funded workshop
  • The scholarship should be applied to a course in the calendar year it was awarded whenever possible, however, if the course was not offered during the year, the recipient has the option to carry over the scholarship to the following calendar year
  • Applicants must have completed any applicable prerequisites prior to submitting an application for funding (e.g. you need to have taken Bookbinding 1 before requesting funding for Bookbinding 2)
  • The scholarship has no cash value and cannot be applied to other CBBAG courses, workshops, or events
  • The scholarship does not cover additional associated costs such as material fees, postage, or travel
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to submit a short report for inclusion in the CBBAG Annual Report (one to two paragraphs about the impact of the scholarship and their experience). The report must be submitted to within one month after the conclusion of the course


Any questions about the application process can be directed to the Chair of the National Education Committee

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