Try Your Luck with CustomMade.com and Apply for One of Two $1,000 Scholarships.
Dec. 03, 2014
All essay applications must be submitted by December 15, 2014.
CustomMade is a marketplace for creating custom items in cooperation with North American-based production shops. An increasing challenge faced by North American based furniture manufacturers and local jewelers is that of overcoming the competitive prices offered by companies that manufacture overseas. Many local makers, like those on CustomMade.com, compete by offering a higher quality and one-of-a-kind product that will last for generations - delivering better value to the consumer.
To promote the purchase of local, one of a kind pieces, CustomMade.com is offering two, $1,000 scholarships, one for Custom Furniture and one for Custom Jewelry, to be applied towards tuition or books. Interested applicants are asked to submit an essay discussing the reasons a consumer would want to purchase a custom piece of furniture or custom piece of jewelry. Applicants should explain why a buyer would want to work with an artisan, as well as, what the tangible value might be of working with a professional who is passionate about their craft. Essays should be a minimum of 1,000 words and must be submitted by December 15, 2014. Recipients will be notified in January 2015.
For scholarship details and eligibility requirements please visit CustomMade.com.