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 www.fafsa.ed.gov in order for us to determine your eligibility. Scholarship applications will be available for the 2018-2019 school year in the fall of 2018. 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.
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. Application Due May 1, 2018
Veterans Scholarship – Port Townsend Elks Lodge 317
The Port Townsend Elks Lodge 317, Veterans Fund, has established a scholarship for military veterans, funded at $2500, 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.
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. More information can be found at: www.liveyourdream.org/get-help/apply-for-an-educational-grant/index.html
Allen Booth Craftsman Scholarship
At Allen Booth we love promoting quality craftsmanship in America. Enough with the cheap products made just to be replaced. So we celebrate producers of quality goods. We award an annual $500 scholarship for vocational education. While more students in university and infotech is a good thing, there is no reason to neglect votech in the process. Many others like Allen Booth want to make sure young people know all their options to make a well-informed decision about their future. Mastering a craft is an admirable practice with knowledge passed between individuals to successive generations. More information about the scholarship can be found here: www.allenbooth.com/pages/allen-booth-craftsman-scholarship
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.html
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
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.
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. High school seniors, and college and vocational students can request an application or information from NMRA at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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 mikeroweworks.org/scholarship
YMTA 2017 Norm Manly Maritime Education Scholarship
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/2016-scholarship/
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
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 www.pridefoundation.org/scholarship or at www.thegsba.org/scholarship-home/become-a-scholar/apply/application
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.
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 visit: www.waelks.net/forms.htm
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
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. For more information visit: www.ptyc.net/about/scholarships/