Each year Generator gives out $10,000 in access to six unique studios, advanced toolsets and technical education through our BIPOC Scholarship Program. If you identify as BIPOC we invite you to apply for free access and tool trainings. Scholarships offer 6 months of free membership and 2 free tool trainings. 

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.


**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?

Generator’s BIPOC Scholarship awards include:

    • 6 months of free General Membership
    • 2 free Tool Trainings

Next Application Deadline: Nov. 14th, 2022

Applicants Notified: Dec. 15th, 2022

Scholarship Memberships Start: Jan. 1st, 2022

**Applicants must be 18 years old or older.


Wanna learn more about Generator? Come take a tour!!

Attend one of our upcoming Generator Tours to learn more about Generator’s offerings. We will answer your questions, learn more about how we can support your work, what exactly a Generator Membership is, and what tool trainings provide.

For more information contact: [email protected]


BIPOC Scholarship Selection Committee

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

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


Generator aims to keep this scholarship going for many years and is always accepting donations to grow this fund. Support BIPOC artists, engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs and craftspeople by donating today.