Community Foundation of Nantucket & The Nantucket Looms Scholarship Fund
To mark our 50 year anniversary in 2018, Nantucket Looms established an annual scholarship to be awarded to a graduate of Nantucket High School interested in pursuing a career in fiber arts, textile design or interior design. In this day and age, where young people’s lives are increasingly technology-focused, we would like to provide concrete financial support to nurture one student’s creative spirit, and in so doing, help keep the arts alive.
"As a graduate of Nantucket High School, I received generous financial support from the island community. My mother, Liz Winship, has always been very philanthropically minded, teaching me that it is important to 'pay it forward'. By establishing this scholarship with the help of my partners, Becky and Stephanie, we are encouraging those who live here to pursue a career that is rewarding and would be of value on Nantucket. The Community Foundation has helped us establish this fund that will support island students for years to come." -Bess Clarke, Partner
Amy works in our shop during the summers and is a student at Drexel pursuing a degree in Interior Design.
"Receiving the Nantucket Looms Scholarship last year meant a lot. It meant that I could continue to achieve my dream of going to college, but it also meant that I had people who believed in me and wanted to see me succeed as much as I wanted to myself." -Amy
2019 Recipient: Britney Anderson
Britney will be a Freshman at Parsons School of Design pursuing a degree in the arts. With her degree she hopes to build a business dedicated to aiding in the fight for numerous social justices and supporting people who are unemployed or homeless, and providing better education to kids who otherwise "do not have the option of chasing their dreams."
As a female operated business for the past 26 years. It is no coincidence that much of the Looms staff, artisans and vendors who we collaborate with are also women. As a tribute to the talent that we surround ourselves with, we are highlighting a few of these collaborations.