Carpentry

Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood and did the rougher work such as framing, but today many other materials are also used and sometimes the finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building are considered carpentry. In the United States, 98.5% of carpenters are male, and it was the fourth most male-dominated occupation in the country in 1999. In 2006 in the United States, there were about 1.5 million carpentry positions. Carpenters are usually the first tradesmen on a job and the last to leave. Carpenters normally framed post-and-beam buildings until the end of the 19th century; now this old fashioned carpentry is called timber framing. Carpenters learn this trade by being employed through an apprenticeship training—normally 4 years—and qualify by successfully completing that country's competence test in places such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and South Africa. It is also common that the skill can be learned by gaining work experience other than a formal training program, which may be the case in many places.

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Scholarships for Carpentry Majors

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Harry and Florence Wornick Endowment Fund

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Up to $5,800 Varies See Details
 

Harry and Florence Wornick Endowment Fund

Jewish Family and Children's Services

award

Up to $5,800

deadline

Varies
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Heritage Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$3,568 Varies See Details
 

Heritage Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

award

$3,568

deadline

Varies
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Nat Moore Vocational Grant

Miami Dolphins

$3,500 Varies See Details
 

Nat Moore Vocational Grant

Miami Dolphins

award

$3,500

deadline

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Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$3,290 Varies See Details
 

Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

award

$3,290

deadline

Varies
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CREW Chicago Scholarship

Commercial Real Estate Executive Women of Chicago

Up to $3,000 October 31, 2020 See Details
 

CREW Chicago Scholarship

Commercial Real Estate Executive Women of Chicago

award

Up to $3,000

deadline

October 31, 2020
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AGC Undergraduate Scholarship

Associated General Contractors Education and Research Foundation

$2,500 November 01, 2020 See Details
 

AGC Undergraduate Scholarship

Associated General Contractors Education and Research Foundation

award

$2,500

deadline

November 01, 2020
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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

award

$2,000

deadline

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Red Bud Industries Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Red Bud Industries Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

award

$2,000

deadline

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License Plate Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

License Plate Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

award

$2,000

deadline

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Cox Communications Scholarship

Nash Community College

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Cox Communications Scholarship

Nash Community College

award

$2,000

deadline

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