Roland Hege Memorial Scholarship Fund

Roland Hege (1948 – 2014)

The Roland Hege Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist club members in the development of 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. He was a master machinist and taught in the Engineering School at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. As an extremely talented turner, he loved to share his vast expertise and skills with those he met. Roland was a very active member of SPW and served on the Board of Directors. He was also an active 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 donated by our members as well as cash donations.

Qualifications for the Roland Hege Memorial Scholarship

  • You must be a member in good standing of Southern Piedmont Woodturners Inc. and be current on your dues.
  • You must have participated in at least two (2) club events in the last year, such as working at a fundraising event such as the Cabarrus County Fair, the Klingspore Extravaganza, Bost Grist Mill, or another turning event.  You might also have participated in teaching Scouts or going to one of the schools or demonstrated at the club.
  • If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you must agree to perform a demonstration of the skills learned during the class you attended. This demonstration must take place at a club meeting or a scheduled workshop for the members of the Southern Piedmont Woodturners within a four (4) month period of time. Scholarships are for tuition only. In order for applicants to have some ‘skin in the game,’ those applicants selected to receive a scholarship are responsible for their room, board, meals, transportation, and incidentals.

Scholarship winner names will be listed on a plaque located in the studio by the picture of Roland Hege.

The Application

You must submit a completed application package to the Scholarship Committee.

Your Scholarship package must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Pictures of at least three pieces of your recent work
  • A cover letter telling us how you have participated in club events.
  • What course or school you plan to attend and how this course will enhance your skills as a woodturner.

Please Note:
The Scholarship Committee will select scholarship winners and the committee’s decision is final.