Women in the Floorcovering Industry (WIFI), a non-profit organization whose mission is to attract, empower, and educate current and future women in the flooring industry, announces the WIFI Scholarship Program.
“Due to overwhelming support from our corporate donors, WIFI is excited to announce the launch of our first round of educational scholarships. Designed with helping our fellow woman at the heart of all we do, WIFI is here to provide a hand-up to women as they chart new careers and leave their mark on the flooring industry,” shared Emily Finkell, board chair of WIFI and VP of residential style at Engineered Floors.
WIFI Scholarships are given in two categories:
Post-Secondary Education Scholarships
For students attending a college, trade school, or technical school and are seeking a degree, certificate, or certification. Award amounts are up to $5,000 per person per year. Applicants can receive scholarships from WIFI for up to four years. Minimum GPA is 3.0, with preference given to those with financial need. Funds can be used for tuition & fees, books, and (if a full-time student) housing.
Continuing Education Scholarships
For those already working in the flooring industry (three years minimum) and desire to further their skills through continuing education classes, non-degree courses, or educational training programs. Award amounts are up to $1,000 per person per year. Continuing education scholarships can be applied for annually and can be received up to four times per person. Funds can only be used for the direct cost of the course(s).
Applications must be received by November 30, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 31, 2023. Public announcements will be made at TISE/The International Surface Event in Las Vegas in January 2024. You do not have to be present at TISE to receive a scholarship. To apply or learn more about the program, visit womeninflooring.org/scholarships.