Each year, the Timber Framers Guild awards scholarships to members who would not be able to attend TFG events otherwise. These scholarships are made possible by direct contributions to the scholarship fund by generous members as well as by contributions from the TFG memorial fund. 

Applicants must be willing to volunteer or contribute in some way, before, during, and/or after the event. Scholarship funds may not be applied to event room and board costs. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the event but generally cover 80% of the registration cost. You can help us send a worthy timber framer to an upcoming TFG event or conference!  

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TFG Memorial Fund

The memorial fund was established in 1999. It was later named in memory of TFG member Mark Brandt, one of the Guild’s best instructors and a compound joinery whiz, following his untimely death in 2001. The initial fundraising goal was quickly met, as members from across North America and around the world donated in Mark’s name. Additional generous donations in memory of long-time Guild members Mark Witter and Dave Gaker, who passed away in 2004, helped build the fund further. With each scholarship awarded, we remember those whose generosity in life and commitment to the craft of timber framing has been continued in their names by our members and their friends. Contact the Guild to contribute to the memorial fund in the name of a beloved timber framer.   

For more information, contact the Guild at or 833-862-7376.

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