The Marilyn Askelin 

Scholarship Program


Last year Northwoods Book Arts Guild received a generous donation from Bob Askelin in honor of his late wife, Marilyn Askelin. Marilyn loved everything about books. Before her sudden death in January 2018, she was active as a book artist, watercolorist, and board member of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild. She also maintained an extensive library, much of which now forms the backbone of the Guild’s collection of books about books. As a Board member, Marilyn was an active member of the book repair group at the Literacy Council and served as Chair of the Outreach Committee. In that capacity she saw the need for a scholarship program and oversaw its establishment. To acknowledge Marilyn’s active participation in and generous support of Northwoods Book Arts Guild, the Scholarship Program is now named in her honor.

Through a simple on-line application process, scholarships are available for program meeting fees and workshops that are offered by the Northwoods Book Arts Guild. The Program also supports members’ annual dues. In Marilyn’s memory this Scholarship Program insures that no one is turned away from the opportunity to participate in the activities of Northwoods Book Arts Guild.


Questions? Ask here.

Scholarship application form here.