Scholarships encourage the participation of talented individuals who could not otherwise afford to attend our courses. They are funded through private gifts and endowed funds, including: the Au Pair General Scholarship Fund to encourage women in woodworking; the Cynthia Pellegrini Woodworking Scholarship for women who are, or intend to become, professional woodworkers; the Robert A. Fippinger Scholarship Fund; the Peter and Gretchen Haight Scholarship Fund; the Thomas Lie-Nielsen Scholarship Fund; the Jeremy R. Morton, M.D. Scholarship Fund; the Joseph A. Reilly Memorial Scholarship Fund; the A.E. Rheault Family Scholarship Fund; and the Dick and Abby Whittington Scholarship Fund. No special application is required for any of the named scholarships listed above.


Workshop Scholarships

In 2024 we expect to award approximately 18 scholarships for one-week and two-week workshops. These scholarships generally cover the full cost of tuition, but successful applicants must confirm their participation by paying the standard $90 registration fee and remain responsible for the costs of their own travel, lodging, meals, materials, and any supply fees.

To apply, please submit the following application by April 1, 2024.

Notifications will be sent by April 15.

2019 Scholarship recipient Lia Karras
2019 Scholarship recipient Lia Karras

Intensives & Nine-month Comprehensive Scholarships

In 2024 we have the capacity to award

  • a $4,500 scholarship for each Furniture Intensive,
  • a $3,500 scholarship for the Turning Intensive, and
  •  up to four half-tuition ($12,750) scholarships for the Comprehensive.

Intensive scholarship applications are due three months to the day before the start of each course. Notification will be made within two weeks.

To apply for a scholarship for the Furniture or Turning Intensive, or the Nine-month Comprehensive, please submit the following application:

Financial Support Through Other Organizations

Educational grants are available from:

Allen Booth

Berkshire Woodworkers Guild

Home Depot Foundation

Mike Rowe Works Foundation

Northeastern Woodworker Association/Fiske Fund