Our mission is to inspire a lifelong respect for craftsmanship and a passion for creating by providing a diverse, safe, and excellent woodworking education for all.
All courses are now eligible for scholarships. We are looking for individuals willing to help us with our goal of diversifying the field of fine woodworking in North America. Our 2021 goal is to grant $50,000 worth of tuition scholarships and create more equitable access to woodworking education. Scholarships cover tuition only. Students are responsible for accommodations, meals, transportation, materials and registration fees. Select courses also require students to provide tools. Tool lists and materials fees for non-intensives are listed within each course description. Registration fees for non-intensives are $10, and $75 for intensives. Visit our Course Calendar to learn more about requirements for each course.
We review and award scholarship applications quarterly. Scholarship application review is conducted by a Scholarship Committee composed of board members, staff, faculty, alumni, and volunteers.
The Scholarship Committee will make award decisions guided by the following factors:
*Diversity — We will prioritize applicants that represent an underserved demographic in the woodworking field.
*Economics — We will prioritize applicants that demonstrate an economic need for assistance.
Types of Scholarships
General Scholarship or 12-Week Intensive Scholarship:
Scholarships now apply to any course — from weekend courses to 12-week courses. Before applying, figure out what percentage of the tuition you need covered in order to attend the course.
Career Pathway Scholarship (Nine Months):
One nine-month Career Pathway scholarship will be awarded annually. This scholarship covers tuition for one individual to attend Foundations of Woodworking, Traditions of Furniture, and Art of Furniture sequentially. This award is intended for an individual from a traditionally underserved demographic pursuing a career in fine woodworking.
Follow link for more details about applications and award schedules!