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December 18, 2015


I am pleased to announce that we have awarded twenty-eight scholarships to members of the AAW to attend Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the John C. Campbell Folk School in 2016. The AAW congratulates the following twenty-eight scholarship recipients:

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship Recipients

David Pearce, Blue Ridge Woodturners
Dan Baker, Cascade Woodturners Association
Rich Piper, Chicago Woodturners
Robert Allen, Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners
Kevin Searles, Tidewater Turners of Virginia
Eugene Laveroni Jr., Michigan Association of Woodturners
David J. Edwards, Michigan Association of Woodturners
Frank Jessup, Captial Area Woodturners
Scott Haddix, Gulf Coast Woodturners
Hector E. Olmeda, South Suburban Chiselers/Illiana Woodturners
Doug Lawrence, Central Oklahoma Woodturners Association

John C. Campbell Folk School Scholarship Recipients

Charles Waggoner, Central Oklahoma Woodturners Association
Mark Hubl, Windy City Woodturners
Axel Waldkirch, Susquehanna Woodturners
Jeff Neff, San Diego Woodturners, Inc.
Rick Bryant, Lehigh Valley Woodturners
Bruce Perlmutter, Atlantic Shore Woodturners
Bonnie McDermid, Lake Superior Woodturners
Joe Herrmann, Principally Pens
Diane Cobourn, Endless Mountain
Terry Hall, Florida West Coast Wood Turners
KC Kendall, Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild
Mike McLain, Carolina Mountain Woodturners
Andy Beale, Lehigh Valley Woodturners
Tom Walters , Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild

The AAW is grateful to the Arrowmont and Campbell schools for their financial support of this initiative, and also to all of the participating chapters for their overwhelmingly positive expressions of support for AAW’s educational mission.

Scholarship award winners were selected through a random drawing of all eligible nominees. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, candidates must have been AAW members and must have been nominated by a process approved by their AAW chapter. A total of 69 chapters participated, resulting in the nomination of 103 AAW members.

The AAW Board of Directors approved a program to provide woodturning school scholarships to members of the AAW in 2013. The scholarship awards have been made possible with the support and funding from the AAW Endowment Trust Fund, and with matching contributions made by the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Rewarding and enriching educational experiences lie ahead for each of the winners! Please join me in congratulating the scholarship recipients.

Yours respectfully,