Scholarships

Your Guild scholarship program is a valuable member benefit. It can provide you with up to $300 of financial assistance per year for woodworking-related training. Your scholarship request is not a competitive application — it won’t be judged or compared to others. If you satisfy the governing guidelines and funding is available, a check will be cut and you will be in your chosen class — it’s that simple!

Guidelines & Rules

Scholarship awards will be 75% of actual tuition (not to exceed $300). Not covered are: materials, taxes, travel, living, and other related expenses. Before training, you will receive a check for 60% of the award amount. If you have already paid for the course and provide a copy of the receipt, the check will be made payable directly to you. If for any reason you are unable to attend the course due to course cancellation, rescheduling, full class, etc., then selection of an alternative training class will be subject to the approval of the Scholarship Director. Applications will be considered and acted upon in the order received, usually no later than the next monthly meeting of the Board of Directors. Please allow 4 weeks for approval and award.

To earn the balance of the scholarship award, you must write an article for the Guild Newsletter within 90 days after completing your training. The article should highlight what you learned and give a critique of the training received. See these WWGofGA Scholarship Follow Up suggestions for writing your article. After training is completed and you submit the article to the Newsletter, you will receive a second check for the remaining 40% of the award amount. If you do not provide a written article within 90 days of attending the class, you will not be eligible for future awards.

Scholarships that were awarded by a raffle or supplemented by fee waivers from a Patron Sponsor will not count against your annual $300 scholarship limits, but publication of a Newsletter article is still required for reimbursement of your tuition cost. These guidelines will continue to evolve with experience. Changes to these guidelines will be published in our Newsletter and reflected on this web site.

To apply for a scholarship, just print out and complete our Scholarship Award Request Form and email it to our Scholarship Director, or you can mail it directly to the Woodworkers Guild Post Office box here:

Woodworkers Guild of Georgia
ATTN: Scholarship Director
P.O. Box 670312
Marietta, GA 30066