Scholarships

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$87,000 in Scholarships Awarded Since 2009

 Each year, the WLDEF board awards scholarships for post-secondary educational opportunities for persons pursuing a career that centers on or supports the lumber and building materials industry, the building trades or small business management.

2020-2021 Scholarships

Submission for scholarships is closed.  Congratulations to the 2020-2021 WLDEF scholarship recipients.


Skylar B.  - Appleton

Kairgan H. - Markesan

Keagan P. - Montfort

Bryce P. - Dalton

Dominic K. - Egg Harbor

Jennifer M. - La Crosse

Nicholas J. - Fredonia

Cayden P.  - Dalton

Porter A. - Mason

Brayton D - Onalaska


Please check back in fall 2020 for the 2021-2022 scholarship information.

Scholarship Criteria

Applications are available starting in November and must be submitted by March 1.


Eligibility Requirements For Student Scholarships:

  • Applicant must live in Wisconsin or Upper Michigan
  • Applicant must be pursuing a career that centers on, or supports, the lumber and building materials industry, the building trades or in small business management.
  • Applicant must have applying to or been accepted to an accredited two-year or four year school of higher education or an accredited vocational school as a full-time student.
  • Applicant must have high school diploma or equivalent by August 31, 2020.


Awards are contingent upon verification of enrollment in such a school as a full-time student.  Previous scholarship applicants may reapply.