Scholarships encourage participation in the craft of wood and we are deeply grateful for the sponsors who help to support these Scholarships.


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Tabitha Babbitt, a Shaker woman, was credited with inventing the first circular saw in the late 1800s.  She also invented false teeth!   This Scholarship honors her achievements and is designed to promote the involvement and engagement of women and those who identify as female,  in the turning, carving, and furniture field through a tuition scholarship to any week-long class at the Florida School of Woodwork.  The Scholarship may also include a small stipend for travel and lodging.



To apply for the scholarship email with the following:

• The name and date of the class you would like to attend with two other alternates if your first choice is not available.
• A brief description (100-150 words) of why you like to attend

Scholarship requests will cover the full tuition of any week-long class that is currently available and where deemed appropriate small travel stipend.  The Scholarship is not transferable to another person and is specific to the class you select and are approved for.

The Application period is  Dec 1st, 2020 to January 31st, and will be awarded between Dec 31st and Feb 28th, 2021.  Recipients will be notified by email.

Applicants may not have received a grant or scholarship from the Florida School of Woodwork in the previous year.

This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, materials, but successful applicants must confirm their participation by paying the standard $45 registration fee.

The funds for this Scholarship were raised through the kind donations and collective efforts of many many people and great companies who care and want to see the participation of women in the field of woodworking grow. While we can’t name the individuals we can name the companies!  Check out these awesome companies!


Lost Art Press

Infinity Tools

Frank Strazza Furniture

Steve Cook Designs

Woodsong Studio – Kelly Parker

Mortise and Tenon Magazine