This current BIPOC Scholarship application deadline has passed. Stay tuned for our next round of scholarship applications, with an application deadline of between May 1st & May 15th, 2022.

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Generator, Burlington’s makerspace, is proud to announce the next round of BIPOC scholarship funding, with Applications for 2022 membership due November 12th, 2021. 

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.


Next Application deadline is November 12, 2021.

Applicants will be notified via email by December 1, 2021.

Memberships will start by January 1, 2022.

Applicants must be 18 years old or older.

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 2 free tool trainings
    • 6 half-year memberships, plus 2 free tool trainings
    • up to $2,000 in class scholarships

Application Deadline: November 12, 2021
Applicants Notified: December 1, 2021
Memberships Start: January 1, 2022

Applicants must be 18 years old or older.

Need more info?

Attend one of our upcoming Generator Tours to learn more about Generator’s offerings and ask questions about how we can support your work. For more information email [email protected]


Applicant Selection

Our selection committee will review applications in mid November 2021.

All applicants will be notified by email by Dec 1, 2021. Memberships will start on January 1, 2022. 

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

Member Made


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


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

Generator is always accepting donations to grow the scholarship fund:



Next Application Deadline: November 12, 2021
Applicants Notified: December 1, 2021
Scholarship Memberships Start: January 1, 2022
Applicants must be 18 years old or older.