WIFI Announces Scholarship Program

Dalton, GA, November 8, 2023-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.

The scholarship program helps women attend post-secondary education and continuing education programs, as well as gain industry-accredited certifications. To apply or learn more about the program, visit womeninflooring.org/scholarships.

Anyone who identifies as a woman working in the floor covering industry or a woman interested in a career in the floor covering industry is eligible to participate in the scholarship program. An essay of 750 words or less and a letter of recommendation are required.

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. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 31. 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 learn more about WIFI, to be a corporate donor or become an individual donor society member, visit womeninflooring.org.

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