Caxton Club Scholarships Awarded to Book and Paper MFAs

Since 2002, the Caxton Club has awarded scholarships for book-related projects to be completed during a student’s next academic year. Past scholarship recipients all have in common a demonstrable interest in the history of the book, book arts, print culture studies, bibliography or library studies, and are enrolled in a graduate program that focuses on print culture studies, bibliography or library studies, history of the book, and book arts. Uniquely midwestern, the scholarships are limited to students enrolled in colleges or universities in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska or North and South Dakota are eligible.

This year the Caxton Club awarded scholarships to two MFA students from the Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts program at Columbia College.
Alex Borgen, a second year MFA student, won for her project Growing Seeds into Books: A Guide to An Urban Papermaker’s Garden. This ambitious project is currently under development at 750 South Wabash Avenue, on Columbia’s campus.

Jamie Weaver, also a second year MFA, received the Caxton Scholarship for her project Jeimuzu and the Sea-Glass: a Folk Tale.