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School-based scholarships are available to students at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. These scholarships are needs-based, which means you must be enrolled in the School and complete the FAFSA online at in order for us to determine your eligibility.  Scholarship applications will be available for the 2017-2018 school year in the fall of 2017.  The school-based scholarships are dispersed as tuition reductions and are applied incrementally each quarter  to help cover the costs of attending the school full-time for a 12-month program.



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.

*New* Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors Scholarship

This organization awards scholarships to students pursuing education in the trades in Oregon, Washington, and BC.

Submissions Due by: May 1

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*New* 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,’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.

Applications are accepted July 1 – November 15!

*New* Allen Booth Craftsman Scholarship

Allen Booth is very excited to tell you that we are offering a scholarship to students of Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building along with anyone interested in attending Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply to the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a vocational program during the fall of 2017 academic year.
  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend.
  • Must provide written essay (500-1500 words) by the deadline of July 31, 2017.
  • A winner will be chosen on August 15, 2017.

All essay submissions should be sent to:

More information about the scholarship can be found here:

KCU Educational Grants (deadline is February 18, 2017)

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

The WashBoard 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. is spam-free and will never sell your information.

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Jefferson County Technical Trades Endowed Scholarship

Provided by Jefferson County Community Foundation to provide financial assistance to residents of Jefferson County, WA., seeking to attend a private vocational/technical/career college/public 2-year community/technical college to acquire certification or a degree in an industrial arts discipline; or to provide financial assistance to nonresidents seeking to attend an accredited technical trades or apprenticeship program in Jefferson County, WA (i.e., the Port Townsend School of Woodworking or the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building) to acquire certification or a degree in an industrial arts discipline. Minimum criteria: 18 years of age, and proof of acceptance to an accredited technical trades or apprenticeship program.

 Donor: Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary Club
Academic Year: 2017 – 2018
Scholarship Amount: $1,000.00
Number of Awards: 1
Application Due Date: 11/01/2016
Must apply through, a free web-based tool for Washington students seeking college scholarships. Create a profile and review your scholarship matches. Register to apply for this and other scholarships at

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. 

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding provides a $1,000 matching scholarship for up to 3 qualified AmeriCorps alums each school year.

NMRA Scholarship for Students of Marine Trades

Since 2008, the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has contributed to the future of the marine industry with scholarships to individuals pursuing education and a career in the maritime trades. For 2017, a $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students. Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

High school seniors, and college and vocational students can request an application or information from NMRA at:


*Updated* mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship

For the fourth year in a row, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program is accepting applications for qualified people looking to get trained for skills 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. As part of this year’s program, a few top recipients will have the opportunity to highlight their stories on This Old House’s Generation Next coverage across all its platforms. The deadline to submit applications is May 19, 2017, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications as early as possible.

To see if you have what it takes to apply, and to learn more about the eligibility requirements of the 2017 Work Ethic Scholarship Program, visit


YMTA 2017 Norm Manly Maritime Education Scholarship

ymta-headerYMTA 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. Applications are due March 6, 2017.

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Scholarship America

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. 2017-18 Dream Award applications are open through December 15, 2016.

For more information visit:


Pride Foundation Scholarships

This year, over $700,000 is available in scholarships 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 or at  and are due on January 13, 2017.


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:


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, a free web-based tool for Washington students seeking college scholarships. Create a profile and review your scholarship matches.


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. Applications are due to the lodge of your jurisdiction no later than the First Friday in March 2017. (March 3, 2017)

For more information visit:


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. Applications for 2016 closed on October 6th. Application date for 2017 to be determined.

For more information visit:


Port Townsend Yacht Club

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 $500 – $1,000.  Applications for 2016 are closed (Aprill 22 deadline) . Application dates for 2017 to be determind.

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Washington Award for Vocational Excellence – Temporarily Suspended

The Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) honors three vocational students from each of the state’s 49 legislative districts, for outstanding achievement in vocational-technical education. The WAVE program is jointly administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. The Workforce Board is the primary administrator responsible for program policy and recipient selection. The Council serves as fiscal agent for payment of the monetary scholarship.

High schools, skills centers, and community and technical colleges nominate students based on occupational proficiency, leadership, community activities, work experience, and other qualities. A committee, representing business, labor, education, the Legislature and citizens, makes the final selection.


Combat Veterans International Chapter 11 – Temporarily suspended

This scholarship is for a student who is the child of a US Veteran.

For more information, visit


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Scholarships for Minority Students

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
is accredited by the ACCSC

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The School is also licensed under the Private Vocational Schools Act, Chapter 28C.10RCW of Washington State. Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution.
Any donations made to the School are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.


The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located on the Olympic Peninsula in Port Hadlock, Washington. Focusing on traditional small and large, as well as contemporary wooden boats, the Boatbuilding School is nationally accredited and internationally recognized as a fine vocational institution. The Boat School honors the boat building traditions of the Pacific Northwest and Puget Sound with boat shops located due south across the bay from Port Townsend, Washington. Programs, courses and workshops are offered throughout the year and include traditional wooden boat subjects such as lofting, oar making, painting and varnishing, boat building, carvel and lapstrake planking, small, large and contemporary wood composite boat construction. Craftsmanship and woodworking are of the highest caliber within the maritime vocational trades. At the center of our programs is the ability to earn an Associates Degree in one-year, culminating each September in presentations at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Serving the Seattle-area woodworking and boat building community for over 34 years with the highest level of craftsmanship and integrity.