The AKS Gathering 2024 Scholarship

There will be TWO scholarships awarded for the Gathering 2024 to be held in Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minn., Sept 12 – 15, 2024 at the MSP Airport Hilton.

This scholarship will be an $575 credit to be used for the Gathering 2024 Registration fee PLUS a check for $500 for airfare, lodging, meals, kits, or other expenses.

Application Deadline June 15, 2024

Recipients will be announced by June 30, 2024. If you are selected and you have already registered, we will issue a refund of $575.; if you have not registered, you will get a coupon for $575 for registration fees. A check will be mailed for $500 travel expenses.

The application form requests this information and it’s wise to consider your responses prior to beginning the form:

  • Are you a member, in good standing, of AKS for at least 1 year?
  • You are required to attend all 4 days of classes.
  • You will be asked to submit a short written commentary about your experience at the Gathering 2024 . Personal observations along with what you enjoyed most are encouraged. This does not need to be a formal article as it will be used as part of a larger article about the Gathering 2024 in the next issue of Gathering Threads. 
  • How have you been involved with AKS in the past: volunteer, teaching, Virtual or In-person Gathering? Please share those experiences.
  • AKS is solely a volunteer organization and is always in need of volunteers for Gatherings, computers, social media, publications, and other areas. In what area do you feel you would be of help for AKS?
  • Be an AKS advocate by representing the organization in a positive and professional manner while adhering to our Mission Statement –

    The mission of the American Kumihimo Society (AKS) is to deepen the appreciation of the art of braiding while providing educational resources, support, and connections for the braiding community worldwide.

The application form is below and when you click on submit will automatically be sent to the Scholarship Committee.

If you have any questions, please send an email to