Apply to Win a Scholarship to the 2018 Creative Founders Conference!

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This year, our 11th annual Conference will be taking place from April 15-18, 2018 in Pensacola, Florida.  It is important to us to provide an incredible experience for the 20 women who join us every year,in addition to helping women to build a business they love. We understand that you just need a little more help from experts in their fields to get you there, and that sometimes that simply means receiving a scholarship to a conference to make big things happen.

The Society for Creative Founders is a supportive, community driven-environment for makers, artists, and designers that provides the knowledge, tools, and encouragement you need to grow your business like a creative founder.

The majority of the time, we have women join us at our Conference who are calligraphers, print designers, watercolor artists, custom wedding stationers, etsy shop owners, handletterers, artistic bloggers, and designers.  They are working to build a business they love, whether it's that they have dreams of having their products in retail stores, designing product collections that are incredible, working with clients and designing items in their own signature style instead of doing #allthethings, exhibiting at the National Stationery Show, and learning marketing and planning to put everything in place well.

In order to do this, you need to have a strong foundation for your business:

     Your Core -  The reason behind everything you do, and we know that sometimes you need help identifying what that is.

     Your Client - speaking directly to him or her in every thing you do, to create an incredible experience for them and make sure the products you're creating are designed with them in mind every time.

     Your Brand - creating a brand is so much more than a logo, and we want to help you create one that reflects who you are and what your business is all about.

 Your Marketing - once you have the above things in place, then what? How are you going to share everything with the right audience, and what is the best for you to implement?

     Your Money - In order to make a profitable and sustainable business, you have to look at the finances side of things, determining expenses and profit for every single item you create.

     Your Plan - once you have everything above figured out, how are you going to put it all together to make it work for you, both for this year and throughout the years ahead?

We understand that it is an investment to join our Conference, and sometimes, even if you want to attend and you know in your heart of hearts you need to be there, you just need a little help.  So, we are very excited to share that Scholarship Applications for our 2018 Conference are now available!

Scholarship Details

Scholarship Applications are open from now until 9:00pm CST next Tuesday, January 30th.  We will read through every entry submitted, and will be offering both full and partial Scholarships to the business owners we feel need an extra boost in getting to where they want their business to go.  We will determine our winners on those who are business owners who we can see have a passion for what they do, a talent that is being developed or already significant, want to learn new things, and who we feel will be an excellent person to pay it forward to others in the future and will help others along in their journey.

Applications are due by 9:00pm CST on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

The recipients will be contacted by Monday, February 5, 2018 and you must notify us of acceptance by Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Full and partial scholarships include full or partial registration fees only, which includes an all-inclusive package: tuition, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 nights accommodations (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) at the Lee House in Pensacola, Florida, cocktails, snacks, and some delightful surprises along the way. Some of our rooms will accommodate 4 people and some will accommodate 2 people. All rooms have either 1 queen (2 people), 2 queens (4 people) and assignments will be made by conference directors. Scholarships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Travel reimbursement is not included.

If you have already registered for our Conference (or register between now and January 30th to ensure your spot due to the limited seats remaining for our Conference this year) and you are a Scholarship winner, you will receive a refund for the Scholarship amount.

Are you interested in applying for a Scholarship this year?  Apply by Tuesday, January 30th.  We look forward to receiving your application!

Update: Applications are now closed.  We will contact the Scholarship Winners by Monday, February 5th.  Thank you to everyone that applied!