The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) makes awards ranging between £1,000 and £18,000 to craftsmen and women of all ages to help them further their careers.
Since 1991 the Trust has awarded £2 million to 296 craftspeople aged between 17 and 50 plus for study, training and work experience.
QEST, the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The Trustees look for well thought out projects, which will contribute to the pool of talent in the UK and reflect the excellence of British Craftsmanship as symbolised by the Royal Warrant of Appointment.
Meet the latest scholarship winners > here
QEST has been invited to decorate Buckingham Palace’s Summer House to celebrate the Coronation Festival, taking place from 11-14 July. Seven scholars will paint trompe l'oeils, murals and decorative effects, make a contemporary dining table, carve a commemorative plaque and even construct a wicker corgi. more
QEST will benefit from sales of an exquisite limited edition floor clock, the Greenwich Regulator, the first of which resides at Buckingham Palace more
'Art, Craft, and Design: Cross-overs and Boundaries in the 21st Century' QEST is proud to present its first scholarly paper, following a debate at the Victoria & Albert Museum. more
View the QEST Brochure here