The Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades is proud to announce a scholarship program for the school's fifth Woodworking Foundation Course. This 12 week intensive runs from Monday, September 30th through Friday December 20, 2013. The course runs Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.
This course is designed to provide a deep understanding of basic woodworking techniques with hand tools and traditional methods of working with wood. Please read the course description fully
The School is licensed as a Washington State Private Vocational School. We offer options to take this class vocationally or avocationally.
If you have questions about the scholarship application or course details: please feel free to contact Tim Lawson by email or by phone 360-344-4455
The Scholarship Application Process and Conditions
- Closing date: Friday 8/23/2013 8:00pm (PST)
- Interviews will be scheduled between 8/28/2013 - 8/30/2013
- Scholarship decisions will be communicated no later than 9/4/2013.
- Student Profile
- Age: 17-29 (Upper age limit 35 for military veterans)
- Legal resident of the United States
- Education / experience
- High School woodshop graduate
- Or home schooled with demonstrated skills
- Or equivalent woodworking experience
We are only accepting online applications. A reminder of the pre-requisites for the Foundation class:"We prefer that you have some experience of woodworking before taking this class. If you have no woodworking experience - we’d like you to produce evidence of strong practical skills and problem solving ability (we can do this in a phone call). We're looking for the right attitude."
Please prepare all the following before starting the application:
- A brief statement of why you want to take this course and how you propose to use the skills in 250 - 400 words. Simple concise prose is good.
- If you have woodworking experience, please share a portfolio of your work - use an online gallery like Picasa or Flickr and submit the link in the form.
- The gallery should contain no more than 20 images of a variety of your work.
- The images should be simple uncluttered views of the pieces.
- Please do not Photoshop. There is no need for professional images. Good images are more important than image size; but the minimum size should around 1000px.
Three adult references - please seek their permission and contact information before submitting your application. We will call the references soon after you submit your application - please ensure that they will be the week commencing August 26th, 2013.
Some conditions on the references:
- No immediate family (do not use your parents or siblings as references)
- One reference should directly address your woodworking skills
- Scholarship conditions
- Scholarships covering upto 45% of the tuition fees for one of the School's 12-week intensives.
- The amount of the award will be dependent on available funding. Recent awards have been in the 15-35% range.
- The scholarships are for tuition fees only. Students are responsible for their accommodation, meals and transportation during the course.
- Materials charges during the course will be responsibility of the student and are expected to be between $250 and $500 depending on project and wood choices.
- Students can use the school's hand tools during the course. However, students are encouraged to obtain their own hand tools during the course.
Fall 2013 Scholarship Form
Note: Forms are hosted on Google Docs