Scholarships for Woodworking Manufacturing Students
Application Deadline is February 2, 2015
Are you a student who is interested in studying woodworking in college? The WMIA is here to help. Every year, we give out college scholarships to students who are want to study wood technology, machinery and related fields.
The WMIA Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. The Foundation provides scholarships for talented and worthy students seeking careers in wood technology, machinery and related fields.
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Interested in donating to the WMIA Scholarship fund, click here for information.
Any student or college-bound individual is eligible to apply. Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship. They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, junior college or technical institute. Students already in college are also eligible to apply.
There are no restrictions based upon the employment status or the sex, race, creed or nationality of the candidate. Previous winners are eligible for a second award.
Academic success, interest, special abilities and other factors are considered by judges to select their choice of scholarship recipients. Judges will give special consideration to candidates who plan careers in wood technology and related fields.
The Board of Trustees for the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Educational Foundation, Inc. judges all candidates.
The scholarship applicant must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it, along with attachments, to the WMIA Scholarship Foundation (address on back page). The attachments which must accompany the completed form are:
The WMIA Educational Foundation is supported by contributions from business groups and individuals in the woodworking industry, and by the International Woodworking and Furniture Supply Fair — U.S.A. Contributions can be accepted at any time and in any amount. Contributions are tax deductible. Appreciated stocks, bonds and property should be considered for donation purposes. Consult your accountant or financial counselor to determine the best personal and business contribution for you.
WMIA recognizes major contributors to the educational foundation with a special engraved plaque at the Annual Woodworking Industry Conference. Major contributors are those persons, companies or organizations contributing a one-time or total donation of $1,500 or more.
Contributions can be made in recognition of special events or in memory of deceased friends. Single contributions of $25,000 or more will be honored by an annual scholarship named after the contributor.
The completed Scholarship Application form, with attachments, must be received by WMIA no later than February 3.
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WMIA College Scholarships FAQs
Q: Who is eligible to apply for the college scholarships?
A: Any person is eligible to apply who is planning to enroll in a wood science or wood technology program at an accredited two year or four year technical school, college or university in North America. Previous winners are eligible for a second award, but must reapply.
Candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship. They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, university or technical institute. Students already in college are also eligible to apply.
Q: What do you look for in a candidate?
A: Academic success, interest, special abilities and other factors are considered by judges to select their choice of scholarship recipients. Judges will give special consideration to the degree in which career choice could have an application to the woodworking industry.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Scholarship applicants must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it, along with all attachments, to the WMIA Scholarship Foundation:
WMIA Educational Foundation
27 Main Street, Suite 1
New Milford, CT 06776
The application, transcripts and list of recommendations should be received by the WMIA by February 2, 2015
The attachments that must accompany the completed form are:
Q: Can I re-apply?
A: Yes, you can re-apply - even if you have been awarded a scholarship in the past. However, you need to submit a new application, along with the required support materials. Your packet will be evaluated with the current pool of applicants.
Colleges that offer woodworking programs
Want to find a college or university that offers classes in woodworking, furniture making, wood science or related fields? Check out our list of schools by state. Know of a college that has a woodworking program that's not in our list? Email us