WoodLINKS® USA enthusiastically announces the availability of the WoodLINKS® USA Exceptional Student Scholarship for students actively pursuing a post-secondary woodworking technology area of study. This one-year $500 tuition scholarship is available to high school seniors planning to attend an accredited technical school, college or university in the United States and whose high school industrial technology program is currently an active WoodLINKS® USA site in good standing. Applicants must be accepted as a non-probationary student at the accredited institution to which the scholarship is to be applied.
See application tab for scholarship qualifications and application requirements. Materials submitted will be evaluated based on the combination of the applicant’s academic standing, letters of recommendation, and essay submission. The deadline for the receipt of application materials is April 20, 2012.
Honoring Former Leaders, By Supporting Today’s Youth
Howard S. Twichell founded the Howard S. Twichell Company in 1966 after working as Sales Manager of Tri-State Machinery Co. He ran the company until 1991 when he retired. He was a co-founder of the United Woodworking Machinery Exchange and served as President for a while. He was admired by his customers for quick solutions, integrity and follow through. He loved to bird hunt, fish and just be outdoors. He passed away February 2008 at age 88.
Larry Hilchie spent three decades in sales management for Grecon and Michael Weinig. Hilchie was a strong contributor to the efforts to link industry and education. He served on the AWFS education committee and was best known as a supporter of technical education. Hilchie was instrumental in starting the WoodLINKS® programs in Canada and the United States. He was the first WoodLINKS® USA Board President. Larry passed away June 2008.
Shannon Yow made it her mission to help students attend various machine shows in North Carolina, Georgia and California. Shannon financially assisted students with travel and often served as chaperon for the students from Cedar Ridge High School, where her husband Keith, is a WoodLINKS® USA teacher. Prior to her passing in 2005, Shannon worked for Burlington Industries as a Director of Design.
WoodLINKS® USA Education and Research Foundation
Exceptional Student Scholarship
1. Be a high school senior at an active WoodLINKS® USA site in good standing.
2. Plan to attend an accredited technical school, college or university in the United States pursuing wood related field of study.
3. Be accepted as a non-probationary student at the accredited institution to which the scholarship is to be applied.
1. Scholarship Application Form
2. An official transcript received in a sealed envelope and sent directly by the high school at which the student is currently enrolled.
3. Two letters of recommendation, addressed to WoodLINKS® USA Scholarship Committee. It is preferred that both letters of recommendation come from either a teacher or employment/internship supervisor.
4. An essay answering the questions: What exposure(s) to the wood industry have you experienced and what do you think are the most important issues the wood industry is facing in today’s market? In your essay please give specific examples to clarify your ideas. The essay must be typed and should not exceed 1000 words.
DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION
All required documents including official transcripts and letters of recommendation must be received by the
Committee listed below no later than April 20, of current school year. Recipients will be notified by May 15, of current school year. If you have any more questions, please e-mail us at email@example.com
WoodLINKS® USA Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 3
Morris, IL 60450