The Plymouth CRAFT Green Woodworking Scholarship
CRAFT should be accessible to everyone with an interest in participating.
We get it that registration fees can be a stretch for plenty of people. A community conversation about how to foster broader, more diverse, participation in green woodworking began at Greenwood Fest 2018 and is still ongoing; many present last June made donations to support that goal. Since then we at CRAFT have been trying to figure out the best way to extend the largesse of those generous folks who can afford it to those who cannot.
So we are instituting what may be the first draft of this scholarship, using the seed money from participants of Greenwood Fest 2017 and 2018, and the generous donation by Robin Wood of his entire 2018 Sloyd Fellowship . . . and now also the equally generous proceeds from the online auction of Dave Fisher's lovely carved testament to the legacy of Jennie Alexander.
Generally speaking, we intend to simply pay part or all of the course registration for the successful candidate out of the fund. In some cases we may be able to help with other pertinent expenses, like materials and lodging.
Potential applicants: Your information will be confidential and used only by our scholarship committee for the purpose of determining funding. You can apply for as many courses as you like, but of course we will do our best to spread the bounty as broadly as possible.
Potential donors: We are all part of an amazing, burgeoning community—let's keep this ball rolling!