Generator, Burlington’s makerspace, is proud to announce its new BIPOC scholarship.

Systemic racism and discriminatory policies have resulted in BIPOC facing greater obstacles to advancing in the arts, tech, STEM fields, and entrepreneurship.

Generator is a makerspace inclusive of varying disciplines and all types of people of all ages. Membership grants access to our specialty workshops, tools, and over 12,500 square feet of workspace, as well as our active hivemind of makers. We offer space for learning, creating and collaboration. We are closing the opportunity gap and helping our community innovate together.

Generator aims to support BIPOC artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, and craftspeople by providing scholarships for Generator membership, tool training, and classes that will advance their creative, business, and professional pursuits.

Applications are due April 7th, 2021 by 11:59PM EST.

Who is this scholarship for?

Generator is a makerspace — we’re like a gym, but with tools instead of treadmills. With a membership and some tool trainings under your belt, you can access Generator’s design software, space, and high-end fabrication equipment.

If you’re a BIPOC whose creative, business, academic, or professional pursuits could be bolstered with access to laser cutters, a wood shop, metal shop, sewing machines, 3D printers, a jewelry studio, graphic design and 3D design software, or any of our other spaces and tools — this scholarship may be for you!

Typically, Generator best serves:

  • Artists
  • Product-focused entrepreneurs
  • Inventors
  • Engineers
  • Craftspeople & tradespeople

Generator members must be at least 18 years old.

How Generator is supporting scholarship recipients?

This year Generator is providing $10,000 in scholarship awards including:

    • 2 full-year memberships, plus $300 in tool training
    • 6 half-year memberships, plus $300 in tool training 
    • up to $2,000 in class scholarships
Applications are due April 7th, 2021 by 11:59PM EST.

Need more info?

Attend one of our upcoming virtual info sessions to learn more about Generator and ask questions about how we might be able to support you and your work.


Member Made


Curious about what Generator members do with their memberships? Check out what our members are making here:


Applicant Selection

A selection committee will review applications. The first round of scholarships will be rewarded in late April. All applicants will be notified by email.

The selection committee includes:

Vera Longtoe Sheehan

Vermont Abenaki Artist Association, Director

Joe Williams

Champlain College Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, Managing Director

Elliott Katz

Generator, Operations & Facilities Director

Meg Hammond

Generator, Executive Director

Thank you to our donors, members, and supporters for making the BIPOC Scholarship possible!

Generator is always accepting donations to grow the scholarship fund:



Applications are due April 7th, 2021 by 11:59PM EST.
Applicants should be 18 years old or older.