Pocosin’s scholarship program receives support from a variety of sources. It helps make our carefully planned programs available to as many students as possible. We strive to keep our prices affordable and offer scholarships to assist.

On-Campus Workshop Scholarships
Pocosin Arts sets aside several need-based scholarships for each session. Full and partial waivers of tuition, housing, and meal plan are available. Full scholarship recipients are required to assist with meal service or other responsibilities. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning April 4, 2022, but must be received no later than 45 days before the start of the workshop.


 The workshop attendee is responsible for paying for any workshop materials or class kits required for the workshop. There is a $10 scholarship application fee. 

Applications received by April 4, 2022 are given first priority.

Online Workshop Scholarships
Pocosin Arts will provide at least one need-based scholarship for each workshop on our schedule. These are full-tuition scholarships. Please prioritize your selections numerically 1, 2, and 3.

Application submissions will be accepted up to 30 days prior to the desired workshop(s). However, we review applications on an ongoing basis, and it is best to apply well in advance to ensure the best possible chance for selection. The workshop attendee pays for any workshop materials or class kits provided by the instructor. Applicants will be notified of our decision approximately two weeks after the application is submitted. Should a workshop be canceled for any reason, scholarship recipients will be allowed to select an alternate workshop. There is a $10 scholarship application fee. 

The James C. Hook Scholarship for Tyrrell County Residents
Half to full scholarships are available to Tyrrell County residents through a Tyrrell Resident application.

Pocosin Fellowship
Participants in this new program will take a class every session between May 18 and August 28, 2022, at no cost and receive housing, meals when class is in session, and a small stipend. Fellows also participate in the ten-day Summer Residency program. In exchange, Pocosin Fellows work approximately 20 hours per week, primarily in our dining service. Work hours will overlap as little as possible with class time.

Applicants must be on campus during weekdays for the entire program duration and must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle.

All participants in Pocosin’s on-site programs will be required to provide documentation of full COVID19 vaccination prior to arrival on campus.

Teaching Assistant Scholarship
Teaching assistants are responsible for helping instructors as directed, upholding Pocosin policies in the studios, and maintaining a clean and safe working environment. In exchange, they receive housing, tuition, and a meal plan free of charge. Selection is based on knowledge of a working studio, relevant experience, and merit.

Below is a list of available assistantships.


  • Raising and Forming Vessels Adam Whitney
  • Perfect Pairings: Cloisonné Enamel Designs Jill Tower
  • Sculptural Transformations Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez
  • From Ingot to Implement Chloe Darke


  • From Slab to Fab Jennifer Allen
  • Figuring Out Kensuke Yamada
  • Underglaze Photorealism Juan Barroso
  • The Painted Pot: Line, Color, Imagery Bede Clarke
  • Capturing the Human Element in Clay Curt LaCross
  • Contemporary Forms Inspired by Historical Clay Candice Methe
  • Cut It Out! Rickie Barnett
  • Sketch & Stretch: A Playful Approach to Handbuilding Illustrated Pottery Chandra DeBuse
  • Pottery and Imagery Matthew Schiemann
  • Fresh Approaches to Functional Pots: Throwing, Altering, and More Gertrude Graham Smith


  • Imaginist Wooden Forms Tommy Simpson

Mixed Media:

  • Wild Life: Making Sculptures with Found Materials Bryant Holsenbeck
  • Finding the Soul of Forgotten Materials Geoffrey Gorman

Scholarship sources include the following:

    • The John & Robyn Horn Foundation
    • The Bruce Barnett Scholarship
    • The James C. Hook Scholarship 
    • Individual donations