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AWI Education Foundation

The Architectural Woodwork Institute Education Foundation (AWIEF) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides opportunities for education and professional development for the next generation of woodworking professionals. With your support, we can build a viable workforce for the future, and ensure the continued financial stability of woodworking and related construction industries.

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Our Vision

To support education and training for careers in the architectural woodwork industry.

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Our Mission

To identify, cultivate, and deliver resources that provide opportunities for education and professional development in the architectural woodwork industry.

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Goal #1

To grow industry shareholders by creating a renewing and viable workforce.

Goal #2

To provide resources that foster education and training opportunities.

Goal #3

To maintain a financially sustainable foundation providing a means for contribution, support, and legacy.

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Each year, we offer up to $100,000 in grant funding to help technical schools purchase equipment and improve their facilities. By investing in schools that show a commitment to advancing architectural woodworking, AWIEF supports the continued growth and education of the next generation of woodworkers.

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Through the AWI Education Foundation Academic Scholarship Program, instructors can nominate up to two exceptional woodwork students to receive a scholarship of $500 – $4,000. These funds offset the costs of admissions, class supplies, and books to ensure talented students can realize their full potential with quality education and training.

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Meet our fantastic past winners

AWI Education Foundation Winner

Connor Jennings

Pittsburg State University

Majoring in Architectural


Management and Technology & a Minor in Business Administration

AWI Education Foundation Winner

Nathan Minuth

Pittsburg State University

Majoring in Architectural


Management and Design

Make a donation

Our grant and scholarship programs are made possible by the many kind donations we receive from supporters like you. Contributions of any amount are gratefully welcomed, and all are tax deductible. If you’d like to fund the education of woodworking students and invest in the future of our industry, please donate to the AWI Education Foundation using our PayPal link below.

Payable to: AWIEF
46179 Westlake Dr. Suite 120
Potomac Falls, VA 20165

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