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Program Guidelines

The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) will award five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for secondary, advanced, or trade school education for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Program Guidelines


Scholarships - distributed at the start of the 2023 – 2024 academic year.
Amount - $1,000 per scholarship.
Criteria for scholarship - academic achievement, field of study, and essay.
Eligibility restrictions - recipient must be legal resident of the US and must attend school in the US.
Field of study - Applicants must be accepted into one of the following fields of study: Architecture, Forest Management, Forest Products Technology, Forest Science, Forestry Studies, Wood Science & Engineering, Wood Science & Technology, other fields related to wood technology, or studying a trade that translates to the wood flooring industry.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit completed applications by July 14, 2023. At the end of the form, there will be a request to attach a file up to 10MB. All submitted material must be merged into one pdf file and include the following:

  • Copy of the applicant’s high school or college transcript
  • 500-word typed essay
  • Acceptance letter from a college, university, or trade school indicating specific field of study.
Electronic form

All applicants must submit a 500-word typed essay. Any essay significantly shorter or longer than 500 words will not be accepted. Please select ONE of the below topics for essay submission.

  • How do you envision impacting the sports flooring industry and/or safety of athletes with your education?
  • Explain how participating in sports has positively impacted your life.
  • Many students choose their field of study based on a passion or inspiration that has developed over time - what passion or inspiration led you to choose your area of study?
  • Explain why sustainability is important and what you have done and will do to contribute to this initiative.
  • Describe something that made a big impact in your life. Did this influence the field of study you chose?

Scholarship winners will be notified by September 5, 2023, and awards will be dispersed directly to the college, university, or trade/tech school the recipient is/will be attending. If you are selected as a recipient, you will need to submit the following:

  • Student ID number, address, and instructions on how to apply funds to tuition
  • A photo of you at your college, university, or trade/tech school
  • A statement on how winning this scholarship helps your educational goal

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