Scholarships for Woodworking Manufacturing Students
Application deadline is February 3, 2016!!Are you a student who is studying, or interested in studying, woodworking in college? WMIA is here to help. Every year, we give out college scholarships to students who 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.
Take the first step: download the scholarship application!
Any student or college-bound individual is eligible to apply. Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1 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 Educational Foundation. The attachments which must accompany the completed form are:
The completed Scholarship Application form, with attachments, must be received by WMIA no later than February 3, 2016.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
The WMIA Educational Foundation is supported by contributions from business groups and individuals in the woodworking industry, and by the International Woodworking Fair. Contributions can be accepted at any time and in any amount, and 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 (WIC). 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.