Micalizzi Scholarship Grants are available for woodworking students 

The Collectors of Rare and Familiar Tools Society of New Jersey is a 501c(7) organization with over 350 members, founded in 1978. We administer a memorial fund created in the honor of the late Dominic Micalizzi, a CRAFTS member and premier woodworker. With this gift provided by the Micalizzi family, CRAFTS seeks to provide aid to young people who are interested in pursuing woodworking, possibly leading to a profession.

Application Rules:

  • Must be a NJ resident or if non-NJ you must be referred by a CRAFTS member. 
  • Applicants must be 23 years of age or younger. 
  • Classes must be structured to develop skills in woodworking and attended in person 
  • Applicants should apply for an award at least 30 days in advance of the start date for the desired course of study. CRAFTS will review all applications and reply with a determination on each request. Awards will be in the form of a credit arranged with the school in the applicant's name. 
  • Applications will be considered in the order received; 3 award commitments will be available each fiscal year as approved by the CRAFTS Board of Directors. The fiscal year is July 1 - June 30. 
  • Credit will be valid for 6 months from the date of award. 
  • Only one scholarship per year per household will be awarded. 


What CRAFTS can offer is a tuition credit of $250 per student. Approval will be determined by the CRAFTS review committee and the participating school:

Mr. Sawdust School of Professional Woodworking in Hackettstown, NJ offers a variety of classes. See https://www.mrsawdustschool.com/overview

New Jersey School of Woodwork in Washington, NJ offers a variety of classes. See https://njschoolofwoodwork.com/shop.html


How to Apply:

Open a grant application by clicking here for Mr. Sawdust School or here for NJ School of Woodworking. Download, fill in the form and mail it to the address shown therein.