Prior to 2004 this award was The Educators Award of Excellence.
Recipients receive a pin and certificate of recognition and, if present at the EGA national seminar, have the option
of receiving these at the Education Awards Presentation at the opening banquet.
The criteria for determining the
awards include the following:
1. The contributions to growth of embroidery education at a local and/or region level.
2. The nature and
extent of service at a local and/or region level.
Find more information about the Gold Thread Award and other EGA awards at:
JODY GERGENS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
As a member of the Centennial Chapter, Jody Gergens shared her love of stitching by
introducing new techniques to members. She was a certified EGA teacher and taught at National Seminars.
At the National Seminar in Denver in 1995 a scholarship was set up and dedicated to Jody's memory because of her long term
interest in needlework. The favor at the Seminar was a metal bookmark made by Barclay Enterprises with a motif from
one of Jody's samplers.
Applications for the scholarship are accepted at any time and reviewed by the committee
when received. The scholarship is available to any member of the Rocky Mountain Region. Applications are available in the
RON under Forms. http://www.rmrega.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/vi_n_1.doc
The scholarship may be used for:
Correspondence Courses (six step minimum)
2) Extended Study Programs
EGA teacher and judge certification programs
4) Other courses with the consent of the Directors'
The Jody Gergens Memorial Scholarship is administered by the
RMR Directors' Club. Barbara Loftus is the current Chair. Please contact Barbara with any questions
concerning the scholarship. Barbara can be contacted by going to the "Contact Us" page on the website.
Barbara's contact information can also be found in Border to Border.
Region Seminar Scholarship
RMR offers an
annual scholarship for a member of the Region to attend a Region Seminar. Prior to the
Seminar, the Region Secretary will contact Region Reps for a list of names of interested members. The winner (and an
alternate) will be drawn at Seminar so they may attend the following year. For all the policies and procedures for this
scholarship, refer to the Region Officer Notebook, Section 2-BYLAWS and PPS on the website.
The following scholarships are listed on the National Website. http://www.egausa.org/education/ega-scholarships-and-awards.html
Judith and Susan Richardson Initial Steps Toward Teaching Certification
Mary-Dick Digges Scholarship: To study surface embroidery
- Crewel, Japanese and Stumpwork.
Legacy Scholarship: To study the art
of embroidery and the preservation of embroidery.
Genny Morrow Memorial Scholarship:
Awarded to a National Seminar attendee for use for the following year National Seminar.
Evans Memorial Scholarship: For an embroidery related class, a study project or similar education offering
by EGA, The Royal School of Needlework, the city and Guilds of London Institute in the U.S. or U.K.
Scholarships: For specifically designed scholarships.
Marjorie Jones Scholarship:
To benefit students of Crewel embroidery taking a Crewel class at a National or Region Seminar.