Woodworkers of the Future
Creating the Next Generation of Craftspeople
Your gift to our Woodworkers of the Future Scholarship Fund will allow us to provide young people and veterans with a solid foundation in woodworking. Or in the words of two recipients:
"I feel like with a few months of dedicated study I could return to the industry much stronger, more confident and better equipped. That is why I would love to be able to take the woodworking immersion course in January with you folks at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking."
Ali Malone (Fall 2015 Foundation Scholarship Recipient)
"My goal is to push my education to the point where I can be an obvious asset to any shop or community I may join in the future, and to begin a lifetime of training in this discipline."
Mike Grodem (Fall 2015 Foundation Scholarship Recipient)
How you can help
$120 pays for one day of tuition
$600 pays for one week of tuition
$2400 pays for one month of tuition
$7200 pays for the whole course
$300 pays for materials
Where Your Dollars will Go
Our twelve-week Foundations of Woodworking and Furniture Making courses, offered in the fall and winter, are intensive - the students work from 9-5, Monday through Friday under the guidance of highly skilled woodworkers. After hours work is required if students expect to stay on track.
Scholarships are also available for our month long intensives, Tiny Homes, Timber Framing and Hybrid Woodworking. Please note that the month-long intensives offered vary from year to year.
We offer scholarships to young people (17-35 years old and older) from across the country to encourage them to take these courses.
Why is This Important?
Woodworking shop classes are disappearing from high schools and not every student is suited to going to college. We believe it is vitally important to provide alternative routes for individuals to develop as craftsmen and to preserve the traditional skills and values of woodworking for future generations. Students will find these opportunities at Port Townsend School of Woodworking and your generous support will help make their participation possible.
Please give generously
You may give on-line donation or send a check to us at:
Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades
200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
If you have questions, or looking for other ways to help, please feel free to contact us at 360.344.4455 or by email
The Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades
is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.
Donations to the School are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.