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The work of the Textile Committee is a very important part of the Weavers' Company’s role in maintaining and widening links with the textile industry. In the 21st century, the Company seeks to build on almost nine hundred years of involvement in the craft and manufacture of textiles, especially weaving, through its Textile education Fund.

Applications are invited from students at the following establishments only: 

Central St. Martins College of Art and Design
Falmouth University
Heriot-Watt University
Huddersfield University
Loughborough University
Royal College of Art

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - Friday 16th October 2015

  • Scholarships are normally in the range £1,000 - £4,000.
  • Scholarships are available for study in any weaving-related discipline, eg technology, design, management etc. 
  • Applications are invited from undergraduates who have completed at least one year of study and from postgraduate students. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a special interest in weaving or woven textiles. 
  • Applicants must be British subjects. 
  • Applications must be supported by a reference from the Course Tutor. For students beginning a postgraduate course, the referee should be their undergraduate Tutor. 
  • Applications must be submitted to the student's Head of Department for approval and counter-signature. The Head of Department will pass the applications to the Company. 
  • Students seeking funding for a post-graduate course should send the form to their post-graduate Head of Department 


Applicants will be advised of the Company's decision in December.

Stuart Hollander Memorial Scholarship 

The Company's premier scholarship commemorates the life and work of Stuart Hollander, CBE a member of the Company, who played a significant role in the textile industry. It comprises an additional cash award of £1,000 together with a short course of study in a different but related discipline, which complements the student's main work.

Applicants for the Company's scholarships are automatically considered for this award.

Short-listed candidates are invited for interview at the Company's offices in November. Travel expenses are met.

The cash award is conditional on the winner's agreement to undertake the study course and submit a short report to the Company. The course is timed to avoid disruption to study or other commitments

Please click here to download the application form