To support Vermont’s BIPOC makers and to address the systemic racism and discriminatory policies that have resulted in people of color facing greater obstacles to advancing in the fields of art, science, technology, and entrepreneurship, Generator provides makerspace access and technical education to Vermont’s Black, Indigenous, people of color by offering this BIPOC Scholarship Program.

Each year, Generator gives out $10,000 in makerspace access and technical education to our Vermont Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Community through our BIPOC Scholarship program. Scholarship recipients receive: 

• 6 months of free membership

• $400 tool training credit

Who Can Apply

The Scholarship is open to members of the BIPOC community that are at least 18 years of age.

Scholarship applications will be reviewed and rated based on three qualifications: skills and experience, project readiness, and need.

If your creative, academic, or professional pursuits can be bolstered with training and access to laser cutters, 3D printers, wood shop & metal shop tools, a jewelry studio, sewing studio, graphic design and 3D design software — this scholarship may be for you!


Application Closed

New applications will be accepted in the spring. 

Learn More

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BIPOC Scholarship Selection Committee

Margaret Bass

PhD, M.eD. Director,  Clemmons Family Farm Board of Directors

Max Higgins

Creative Designer,
Zero Gravity

Shiferaw Gemeda

Program Manager, Financial Empowerment for New Americans Program, CVOEO


Generator’s BIPOC Scholarships are made possible by a community of dedicated supporters. 

Since mid-2020, our community has raised over $80,000 to narrow the opportunity gap to STEAM fields. We encourage our community to continue this important initiative with a monthly or annual donation to our BIPOC Scholarship Fund. 

Support BIPOC artists, engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs and craftspeople by donating today.