NEW MILFORD, CT - Are you a student who is interested in studying woodworking in college? The Woodworking Machinery Industry Assocation offers college scholarships to students involved in studies of wood technology, machinery and related fields.

The WMIA Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 scholarships. The Foundation provides scholarships for talented and worthy students seeking careers in wood technology, machinery and related fields.

ELIGIBILITY

2011 WMIA Scholars

Woodworking College Scholarships for 2012 AvailableGabriel L. Hayes
Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. 

Woodworking College Scholarships for 2012 AvailableJeffrey Scott Hillger
Rio Grande Fine Woodworking Technology

Woodworking College Scholarships for 2012 AvailableNathan J. Hunsberger
Pittsburg State University

Woodworking College Scholarships for 2012 AvailableMichael R. Morrissey
Pittsburg State University

Woodworking College Scholarships for 2012 AvailableSamantha M. Wilga
Pittsburg State University

Any student or college-bound individual is eligible to apply. Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship. They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, junior college or technical institute. Students already in college are also eligible to apply.

There are no restrictions based upon the employment status or the sex, race, creed or nationality of the candidate. Previous winners are eligible for a second award.

SELECTION

Academic success, interest, special abilities and other factors are considered by judges to select their choice of scholarship recipients. Judges will give special consideration to candidates who plan careers in wood technology and related fields.

The Board of Trustees for the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Educational Foundation, Inc. judges all candidates.

APPLICATION

The scholarship applicant must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it, along with attachments, to:

WMIA Scholarship Foundation

27 Main St. Suite One

New Milwford CT 06776

860-350-9642

The attachments which must accompany the completed form are:

· A one-page letter telling us about your future aspirations and what qualifies you as a WMIA scholarship candidate.

·A transcript of grades and credits through the most recent grading period (high school applicants) or transcripts covering a minimum of the previous two scholastic years.

· A letter of recommendation from an employer or other professional with whom you have worked.

· A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or other educational professional.

The completed Scholarship Application form, with attachments, must be received by WMIA no later than March 3, 2012.

FOR CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The WMIA Educational Foundation is supported by contributions from business groups and individuals in the woodworking industry, and by the International Woodworking and Furniture Supply Fair — U.S.A. Contributions can be accepted at any time and in any amount. Contributions are tax deductible. Appreciated stocks, bonds and property should be considered for donation purposes. Consult your accountant or financial counselor to determine the best personal and business contribution for you.

WMIA recognizes major contributors to the educational foundation with a special engraved plaque at the Annual Woodworking Industry Conference. Major contributors are those persons, companies or organizations contributing a one-time or total donation of $1,500 or more.

Contributions can be made in recognition of special events or in memory of deceased friends. Single contributions of $25,000 or more will be honored by an annual scholarship named after the contributor.

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