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2016 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat Scholarship Nomination Form
Due to the generosity of contributions from guys who have attended a Men's Knitting Retreat in the past and the estimated contributions to the fund this year, it's expected that there will be at least two full scholarships available, including a travel stipend if needed by the recipient.
If you know anyone that would like to go to the retreat (including yourself)…please check to make sure the nominee is interested and can attend. Then nominate them for a
using the form at the bottom of this page.
Nominations are due by Friday,
February 26, 2016 and a winner will be announced no later than Sunday, March 6th
This upcoming Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat will be held again at
Thursday, May 19th
Sunday, May 22nd
We still have regular paid slots available and paid registration will open on January 2, 2016.
The scholarships include full retreat fees , plus a stipend of up to US$400 for travel expenses.
We want you to nominate any man you think should be able to go to the Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat this coming May.
You can nominate a friend, a family member or yourself. The nominee must be a man and over 21 years of age. And please confirm that your guy has agreed to be entered into the nomination process and is available to attend. Three sample nominations would be:
"I would like to nominate John O’Hara for the 2016 MSKR Scholarship. John is a Librarian in Northern Arkansas with a great love for reading and knitting. He is always teaching knitting to anyone interested and has taught his wife to knit and has begun to teach his children (who he thinks are too young yet to learn, but he still tries). He lives in a very rural state with no local yarn stores, so John helped start a knitting group at the library where he works and has also worked to increase the number of books on knitting kept within his library network (for which we are all very grateful). John would love to get together with other guys who have a love for knitting, crocheting and spinning and I think he would be an amazing addition to your group of guys."
"I would like to nominate myself, John O’Hara, for the 2016 MSKR
. I have been knitting for 3 years and am completely hooked. As a professional who travels a lot, I take great pride in knitting in public and teaching coworkers how to knit. Unfortunately, since most of my work is done for non-profit organizations and I support a family of five, I have no funding, but would very much appreciate the opportunity of being around other guys that knit. I would appreciate your favorable review of my nomination."
"Please accept the nomination of my husband, John O'Hara for a scholarship for the 2016 MSKR. He has had a long-standing desire to learn to knit and a fascination with the craft of knitting for a number of years now, and the retreat would be a perfect way to start him on his new journey. As a student and part-time worker in retail sales, he could really use the scholarship, and wouldn't be able to attend without it. You will love John...he's an enthusiastic student and incredibly sociable."
recipients will be selected from all the nominations by a panel of Men’s Knitting Retreat coordinators . DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS
February 26, 2016
. The winner will be officially announced on March 6, 2016.
Is nominee interested in attending and available to attend the retreat from Thursday, May 19th through Sunday, May 22nd.
Yes, I have confirmed with him.
Not sure, but I will check with him.
Is nominee a new knitter or someone that wants to learn to knit (knitting for less than a year)?
Yes, wants to learn!
Yes, just started knitting within the year!
No, he's been knitting for at least a year!