The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to assist students with quarterly tuition payments. School based scholarships are dispersed as tuition reductions and are applied incrementally each quarter to help cover the cost of attendance. The number of scholarships awarded per year will vary based on funding.
Scholarship applications will be available during the student’s first quarter of attendance. Maximum award amounts for each program are $1,000 for the 12-month Boatbuilding programs or $500 for the 6-month Marine Systems program. Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and evaluated based on the eligibility criteria listed below.
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
- Scholarships are need based. Applicants must have completed a FAFSA application to determine if they qualify for a scholarship.
- Applicants must complete an NWSWB scholarship application, which includes three essay questions.
- Priority will be given to needs-based applicants who plan to enter the maritime trades upon graduation.
Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and evaluated based on the eligibility criteria listed above. Students awarded scholarships must be in good academic and attendance standing when each quarterly scholarship payment is made. If a student is put on probation for any reason, they will forfeit any unpaid scholarship amounts.
These scholarships can help fund your education at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Some are for local Jefferson County, Washington students only and others are for national or international application. If the listing is local (e.g., Jefferson County Rotary) think about an organization in your geographical location that might be similar. Many states have vocational offices that sponsor annual scholarships too — be sure to check out your state vocational agencies. The language below has been taken directly from scholarship providers.
Port Townsend Yacht Club Scholarship
Each spring the Yacht Club awards scholarships to individual students for study in a maritime educational program or college. Approved fields include, but are not limited to: marine biology, fisheries, ship and/or boat building and repair, ship operations such as officer training, and other marine fields. Awards are made to the educational program or school to be used by the students and range approximately between $1,200-$1,500. For more information visit: www.ptyc.net/about/scholarships
Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors Scholarship
The Pacific Northwest Tool Club’s scholarships are intended to financially support students enrolled in educational programs leading to employment in trades that use traditional tools, similar to those collected by members of the club. For more information visit: www.pntc.website/pntc-scholarship
Veterans Scholarship – Port Townsend Elks Lodge 317
The Port Townsend Elks Lodge 317, Veterans Fund, has established a scholarship for military veterans, funded at $2,500, available each year in the month of April, through March of the following year. The fund is available to any honorably discharged military veteran, residing in Jefferson County and/or attending a post-secondary educational program in Jefferson County. The fund may be awarded to one veteran or to multiple veterans depending on need and the number of applications received. Deadline for applications is June 15. Learn more and apply HERE.
AAUW UWF Technical/Career School Scholarship for Women
The Technical/Career School Scholarship is applicable for an East Jefferson County woman to attend a school accredited by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) or by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The award of $5,000 will be made to a woman for tuition, fees, and equipment. For more information click HERE.
NMRA Maritime Trades Scholarship
The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) established its annual scholarship to be awarded to individuals pursuing education related to the maritime trades. NMRA is the national association of independent sales representatives, which recognized the need to encourage further growth within the marine industry. The NMRA is offering a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career in the marine trades. High school seniors, and college and vocational students may apply. Priority deadline is April 1, 2020. View the application HERE.
DeWalt Trades Scholarship
We support those who build. Students pursuing a career in the trades are eligible to apply for the DEWALT Trades Scholarship. Five students will be awarded $10,000 for education costs at any U.S. trade, vocational, or post-secondary school. Interested students are encouraged to submit an application explaining why they entered the trade of their choice. For information visit www.learnmore.scholarsapply.org/dewalttrade
Live Your Dream
The Live Your Dream Awards provide monetary assistance to women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families. It is the cornerstone program of Soroptimist International of the Americas, LiveYourDream.org’s sponsoring organization. Each year, more than $1.7 million in education grants are awarded to over 1,300 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, the death of a spouse and/or substance abuse. For more information visit click HERE.
KCU Educational Grants
The KCU Educational Grants Foundation was founded in 1999 by the Kitsap Credit Union (KCU) Board of Directors with a belief that all people in our communities should have the opportunity to make their dreams a reality by furthering their education beyond high school. The non-profit 501(c) (3) organization helps make those dreams come true by awarding $500.00 to $2,000.00 in educational grants to area students annually. Kitsap Credit Union funded an initial endowment to the foundation. Since that time, the fund has grown with additional contributions from KCU, KCU employees and individual donors. Grants are available for all areas of post secondary education. Students wishing to attend a vocational school, community college, graduate school or a university are encouraged to apply. Students who are Kitsap Credit Union members or are eligible for KCU membership may apply. For more information visit www.kitsapcu.org/services-educationalgrants
TheWashBoard.org makes it simple to look for scholarships. We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers for FREE. Whether you’ll be attending in state or out, you save time by entering your profile once and letting us find the scholarship opportunities that fit. TheWashBoard.org is spam-free and will never sell your information. For more information visit: www.TheWashBoard.org
Segal Americorps Education Award
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by individuals who complete terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs, such as AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National. For up to 3 qualified AmeriCorps alum each school year, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding provides matching scholarships of $250 per quarter, up to $1,000 for the boatbuilding programs and $500 for the Marine Systems program. For more information click HERE.
mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship
mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program is accepting applications for qualified people wanting training for skilled jobs that are in demand. The Foundation has collaborated with This Old House to create the Generation Next campaign to help close the skills gap by encouraging young people to master the vocational trades that built this country, including carpentry, construction, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. To see if you have what it takes to apply, and to learn more about the eligibility requirements of the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, visit www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship
Youth Maritime Training Association Scholarship
Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) scholarships may be used by high school students pursuing maritime training and education in community colleges, technical and vocational programs, colleges, universities, maritime academies or other educational institutions. For more information, visit www.ymta.net/ymta-scholarships
Too often, student scholarship support dries up after freshman year. Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund for students in their sophomore year and beyond — with growing, renewable awards that help ensure talented students can afford to complete the degree programs they’ve started. For more information visit: www.scholarshipamerica.org/dreamaward
Pride Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships available to support the educational and leadership development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) students; students who have LGBTQ parent(s); and/or students who are allies and are committed to civil rights for the LGBTQ community in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. Scholarships available to students of any age – who are pursuing any kind of post-secondary education (including community college, public or private colleges & universities, trade schools/apprenticeships, or certificate programs). There are fifty different types of scholarships with awards up to $20,000, but only one web-based application to complete! Applications must be completed online at www.pridefoundation.org/scholarship
The Summit Shah MD Scholarship
Dr. Summit Shah founded the Summit Shah MD Scholarship in reaction to rising tuition costs. Dr. Shah graduated as valedictorian from Bishop Watterson High School before attending Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s with Honors. He stayed at OSU and earned his MD from the College of Medicine at Ohio State. He has been a tireless advocate of access to higher education and has founded the Summit Shah Scholarship to ensure that deserving students from all parts of the economic spectrum can reach their academic goals. High school students graduating this calendar year and who have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school are eligible to apply. For more information visit: www.summitshahscholarship.com
Dollars for Scholars – Quilcene/Brinnon
Dollars For Scholars is a non-profit organization with a 501 C-3 designation. Its purpose is to provide scholarships and act as a center for donors, scholarship providers, and scholarship seekers within our chartered area. Qualified applicants are high school seniors and college undergraduates who reside in the communities of Brinnon and Quilcene, Washington. We attempt to match our scholarships to qualified students. For more information visit: www.quilcene-brinnon.dollarsforscholars.org
Port Townsend Kiwanis Club
Thanks to donations and fundraisers, Kiwanis provides scholarships to local high school students. Sorry, we do not currently provide scholarships for college re-entry and those who have not graduated from local schools. To apply for Kiwanis Scholarship you must go through theWashboard.org, a free web-based tool for Washington students seeking college scholarships. Create a profile and review your scholarship matches.
Washington State Elks Scholarships
The state Vocational Grant Committee will award qualified applicants who are planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course. Any graduating Senior High School student and/or General Education student, who is a U.S. Citizen is eligible, receiving a diploma or certificate during the current program year and planning to pursue an eligible Vocational/Technical Course, above and supplemental to High School or Preparatory School, may apply. For more information click HERE.
AES Engineers Scholarships
The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. For more information visit: www.aesengineers.com
Each year OutdoorStack awards a scholarship to one student passionate about outdoor activities. For more information and to apply visit: outdoorstack.com/finaid
American Trucks Scholarship
At AmericanTrucks we are passionate about our mission to serve the community that supports us and we’ve recognized a growing trend in the building trades industry. Educational programs are receiving a lot of attention from national leaders and it’s our goal to be involved in a meaningful way. With that in mind, we are pleased to offer 4 x $2000 scholarships to students pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. Eligible students are currently enrolled full-time in a secondary vocational school, technical institute, or are high school seniors who are enrolled in one of the aforementioned institutes. For more information click HERE.
As an industry leader, AmericanMuscle strives to encourage everyone to pursue an education that helps them accomplish their dreams. We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education pursuing an automotive themed major (mechanical engineering, robotics, marine systems etc.) an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester. This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year. For more information visit: www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships
CCF Foundation Education Award
Cocodrie Fly Fishing is proud to offer quarterly awards to university and college students! This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States who is enrolled and taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States. CFF will grant selected applicants a $1,500 financial award for their compelling essays on fishing, outdoors and adventure activities. For more information visit: www.cocodrieflyfishing.com/foundation-award