2023 WMIA Scholarship Program


Any person who is planning to enroll in a wood science or wood technology program at an accredited two-year or four-year technical school, college, or university in North America is eligible to apply for a Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) scholarship.

Previous winners are eligible for a second award but must reapply. Candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1 of the year in which they will use the scholarship. They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, university, or technical institute.

Students already in college are also eligible to apply.

Please note: This scholarship is intended to be used for the Fall 2023 semester. It is not to be used for retroactive expenses. If you are not enrolled in school for Fall 2023, you are ineligible to apply for a scholarship in this cycle.

Judges will take into consideration academic success, interest, special abilities, financial need, and other factors in arriving at their choice of scholarship recipients. The judges will give consideration to the degree in which the career choice could have an application to the woodworking industry.



The person applying for the scholarship must fully complete this application form. To be considered, WMIA must receive the application, transcripts, and letters of recommendation by the deadline. This form may be reproduced.

The following documents are required in this application:

  • A transcript of grades and credits, with the exception of the current semester. Students enrolled in college must furnish a copy of their transcripts from high school and any other collegiate institutions attended.
  • A letter of intent describing your future plans related to the woodworking industry.
  • A letter of recommendation from an employer or other professional with whom you have worked.
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, or education professional.



Please reach out to Olivia MacDonald at jslonim@wmia.org with any questions.


About WMIA:

Since 1978, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association, which brings together importers and manufacturers of machinery, integrators, substrates and auxiliary equipment, and suppliers of tooling and consumables in North America, has acted as a global and inclusive link within the woodworking and furniture industry.


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