Scholarships and Work Study

We are looking for someone with a passion for the creative process who wants to learn metalsmithing and art jewelry skills. These are need-based programs. The recipient should demonstrate a commitment to learning and an inner drive to create art and learn new skills. The recipient is expected to attend every class session and complete the required assignments; the recipient will receive support from the BJC staff to help him/her succeed in the class.

Class Scholarships

We have four full scholarships available for our fall 2019 term (Sept – Nov). We have three scholarships available for a 12-week class and one scholarship for a 4-week/2-day class. for The recipient of each scholarship will be awarded tuition and studio rental for the duration of the class (for 2-day intensive recipients will receive one month of studio rental). Our scholarship program is open to both new or current students at to the BJC.

Work Study Program

We have one opening in our work study program for our fall 2019 term (Sept – Nov). Students enrolled in the work study program must dedicate two hours a week to studio support and maintenance for the duration of the semester. Work study recipients will receive a 50% credit towards a fall class of their choosing. Our work study program is open to both new or current students at to the BJC.

To apply, please submit:

  • Letter of interest and need
    • 1-2 page letter including why you want to take a class at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, your interest in metalsmithing and jewelry, and why you need financial assistance
  • Letter of reference
    • 1 -2 paragraph letter from an associate who can speak to your work ethic and commitment to learning
  • 5-10 images (optional)
    • artwork in any media or images from your sketchbook
  • Resume (optional)

*Applications may be submitted to either our work study or scholarship programs,  please indicate in your application if you are applying for a work study, scholarship, or both.

Deadline is Friday, December 27, 2019 by midnight

Email your application materials to or mail them to 10 E. North Avenue, Suite 130, Baltimore, MD 21202

Questions? email or call us at 410.243.0479