The Wood Whisperer Guild Scholarship

OnlineScholarshipIt’s hard to believe that the last time we opened applications for the Guild scholarships was 3 years ago! Like last time the winners of the scholarships will receive membership into The Wood Whisperer Guild (an online woodworking school) and will have access to one completed project of their choice and 3 pre-order projects to assist them in their woodworking journey. If you are interested in applying please fill out (or update if you applied back in 2016 and didn’t win) the application. We have a total of 9 scholarships to award at this time.

We expect a large number of applicants, so please be patient as we review all of the entries. We anticipate announcing the recipients no later than the end of July on and will award scholarships in 3 categories: 18 & under, (student), 19 & older (adult) and Military (serving or vet).

Would you like to sponsor an additional scholarship? Click here and donate today!

Big thanks go out to individual donors that help provide additional scholarships this year: Josh Mandell, David Crowther, Joseph Cossin, Gordon White, Joe Clemmer, Joseph Muench, James Thompson, Peter Perrello, Alan Lillich, Kevin Culver, Kevin Kittinger and a number of anonymous donors.  To add your name (you can also donate anonymously) head over to the Guild  :)

Who is eligible? Anyone that has a desire to learn woodworking.  Past winners do not qualify.

When is the application open and due? The 2019 application will open on May 24, 2019. Deadline is June 30, 2019, at 11:59 pm Eastern.

How do you evaluate the applications? We seek to award scholarships to candidates who are interested in improving their woodworking skills and career. As for the submission itself, we are also looking at your overall presentation. In this regard, we review and evaluate: Your past work and woodworking history, your vigor of expression and your passion for your topic.

How much should I write? You don’t have to write a lot, but please don’t just write one sentence. We really would like to get an idea of who you are and why you should receive this gift.

How do you announce the winner? Scholarship winners will be notified on or around July 15, 2019. Winners will be announced on and directly to the winners via email.

What will the scholarship recipient receive? If selected the candidate will receive membership into The Wood Whisperer Guild (an online woodworking school) and will have access to one archived project of their choice and 3 future projects to assist them in their woodworking journey. Every project in the Guild includes the following: Detailed video instruction, plans and project support for your Guild project, Lifetime Membership to the Guild, access to Live Guild Meetings, access to a library of exclusive interviews with notable woodworkers, access to our exclusive Facebook group where you can connect with your fellow Guild members, industry discounts from popular vendors and of course email support directly from Marc.

Guild Scholarship winners from 2019

Guild Scholarship winners from 2016

We are extremely grateful to everyone that applied. There were so many worthy applicants, that it really was a difficult process to narrow it down to just 9 woodworkers. So, as a result, we donated 6 more scholarships! (it was just getting too hard for us to decide :) Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship winners!
Adam Yarlott
Andrea Potthoff
Christopher Kurdziel
Ethan McCrary
Doug McPherson
James Grizzle
Tomislav Tomasic
John Spears
Randa Linthwaite
Jorge Velez
Dave Bruce
Jon Waring
Jason Hotze
Robert Bice
David Oberle