Impact the next generation or advance your own career. The NWFA offers a variety of scholarships to provide wood flooring education to industry professionals.

Thanks to the generosity of our members, the NWFA awarded nearly $13,000 in scholarships in 2018 and $6,000 in scholarships in 2019 so far. We appreciate your support in helping us advance the industry by improving wood flooring knowledge and hands-on skills for the next generation of craftspeople.


There are three different scholarship funds. Each of them has different contribution levels.

Industry Advocates Scholarship

Contributions to this fund can be made in any amount. These donations will be combined with other contributions to fund general NWFA training scholarships.

Legacy Scholarship

For a contribution of $5,000, you can honor an individual who gave great time and effort throughout his or her life to advance both the NWFA and our industry. Smaller contributions can be submitted by several individuals to achieve a total contribution of $5,000. If a total of $5,000 is not achieved, or if the nominee is not approved by the Scholarship Committee, contributed funds will be designated to the Industry Advocates Scholarship Program. Nominated Legacy Scholarship individuals will be remembered in a permanent and sustaining way through their families, through the NWFA and through the industry.

View the Current Honorees

In Memoriam: Don Conner

With sadness, we share that Don Conner passed away on October 28, 2022 at the age of 75.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be sent to the National Wood Flooring Association, 111 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005 or online via this link. Donations to the NWFA Education and Research Foundation in Conner’s honor will be used to fund scholarship programs for future generations of wood flooring professionals.

Named Scholarship

For a contribution of $20,000, you can honor an individual who made significant and lasting contributions to the industry.

View the Current Honorees

If you have questions about these scholarships, please contact us.


There are two different scholarships that can be received by an individual in the industry.

NWFA Training Scholarship

Get the hands-on training you need to take your career to the next level by applying for an NWFA Education & Research Foundation Scholarship. These scholarships are designed to provide financial assistance for NWFA hands-on training events. One scholarship of up to $500 per training event will be awarded, with priority given to NWFA members. 

Complete the Application

If you have questions about this scholarship, please contact us.

FCEF Scholarships

The Floor Covering Education Foundation was established to create awareness about career opportunities within the flooring industry. It accomplishes this by providing scholarships for approved training programs, up to 50% of the course fees.

The following NWFA courses are approved for FCEF scholarships:

  • Basic Installation
  • Basic Sand & Finish
  • Basic Install & Sand/Finish Combo
  • Intermediate Installation
  • Intermediate Sand & Finish

Apply Here

Wood Studies Scholarship

The NWFA Education & Research Foundation Wood Studies Scholarship is designed to promote the post-secondary study of forestry and forestry-related sciences.

Each spring, this nonrenewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to one current high school senior who will study forestry in an effort to advance and improve forestry practices for generations to come. 

High School Seniors – Download the Application Here

College/University Students – Download the Application Here

If you have questions about this scholarship, please contact us.