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Stefan Karfakis

Stefan Karfakis Memorial Scholarship


Born in Easton Pennsylvania, Stefan grew up passionate about art. As a senior in high school, he was selected to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of the Arts, and graduated with 9 credits in Art History from Lafayette College.


 Steve Bondi & Russell Jaqua Memorial Scholarship

1974 - 2004

Scholarships in memory of Steve Bondi and Russell Jaqua, both artists who helped pave the way for modern American artistic forging.

We’re honored and grateful to remember Stefan, Steve, and Russell through generous donations to the Center for Metal Art’s Scholarship fund.

Thank you for your interest in our Scholarship program! Make sure to read all the information before applying. We will contact you two weeks after the application due date to notify you of our decision and any relevant details. As we only have a certain amount of scholarships, we cannot guarantee everyone who applies will receive one. With this being said, our staff will take serious consideration of each application.

Scholarship Recipient Cancellation Policy

Students that received a scholarship and can no longer attend their workshop will forfeit their entire scholarship amount including any travel or food stipends. If the student paid separate housing for their workshop, our CMA House refund policy will apply. Center for Metal Arts is not responsible for non-refundable or prepaid travel arrangements.

Come Forge with Us

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert looking to hone your skills, we have a workshop or an instructor for you. Check out our workshops to see what we have to offer. 

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