$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

The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Lumber Dealers Education Foundation Inc is pleased to announce they are now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 school year. Scholarship applications are due to the WLDEF office by March 1, 2020.

WLDEF Members - Remind your employees of this great program by putting a poster on your employee bulletin board and putting a reminder in with their next paycheck. 

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. 


2020 scholarship Application (pdf)


20wldefPoster (pdf)


20PayrollStuffer (pdf)