The 2021 Guild Scholarship Application is now closed. The deadline is July 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm Eastern. Scholarship winners will be notified on or around August 20th, 2021.
The winners of the scholarships will receive membership into The Wood Whisperer Guild (our online woodworking school) and will have access to 3 projects of their choice (estimated value $300) to assist them in their woodworking journey. If you are interested in applying please fill out the application. Please note if you won a scholarship in the past (from 2016, 2019, or 2020) you will not be eligible for the scholarship. 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 August on TheWoodWhisperer.com and will award scholarships in 3 categories: 18 & under, (student), 19 & older (adult), and Military (serving or vet). We have a total of 9 scholarships to award at this time. Update 7/5: We just had a generous donor donate 3 new scholarships specifically for 1st Responders! Thank you Scott!
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: Kevin Brodbeck, Kurt Allen, Scott Morris, Teresa Ozoa, Joe Romanowski, Peter Perrello, Todd Clippinger, Andy Chidwick, Joseph Lapolito, Gregg Cromeans, Terry Bollenbaugh, Charles Kilpatrick, Richard Moore, Alan Lillich, Don Trust, Scott Reichinger, John Hankins, Gregg Cromeans, Spencer Adams and Anonymous. 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 2021 application is now open (as of June 29th, 2021). The deadline is July 30, 2021, 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, need, and 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 Aug 20th, 2021. Winners will be announced on TheWoodWhisperer.com 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 3 projects of their choice 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!