Roland Hege

1948 - 2014

The Roland Hege Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to help assist club members further their skills by attending professional classes and workshops.  Roland was one of the early members of the SPW and had a passion for teaching others.  Roland was a master machinist and taught in the Engineering School at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.  Roland was extremely talented and shared his vast expertise and skills with those he met.


Roland was active in the club serving on the Board of Directors of Southern Piedmont Woodturners. He was a member of the Charlotte and Waxhaw Woodturner clubs.


The Roland Hege Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in his honor and is funded by  the sale of wood turnings made by club members and donations.


Roland Hege Memorial Scholarship Applicant Qualifications


The following information is needed to be considered for the Roland Hege Memorial Scholarship:


To Qualify:

  • Be a member in good standing of Southern Piedmont Woodturners, Inc.
  • Have participated in at least two (2) club events in the last year such as teaching scouts, visiting a school or demonstrating at a show or club event.

To Apply:

  • Submit a fully completed written application package to the Scholarship Committee.
  • Scholarship package to include:
  • Completed application
  • Pictures and examples of at least three (3) recent works
  • Cover memo stating how this course will enhance your skill as a wood turner
  • Any special needs


If selected, Applicant agrees:

  • To perform a demonstration of your newly acquired skills learned during the class attended at a club meeting demonstration or at a scheduled workshop for the members of the Southern Piedmont Woodturners within a four (4) month period.
  • Scholarship is for Tuition only. In order for applicants to have some ‘skin in the game’ those applicants selected to receive a scholarship are responsible for room, board, meals, transportation and incidentals.
  • Scholarship winner names will be listed on a plaque located on the studio wall by the picture of Roland Hege.


Please Note:

The Scholarship Committee will select scholarship winners and the committee decision is final.

Southern Piedmont Woodturners (SPW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and is supported in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Cabarrus Arts Council.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.