Designated Funds



FWS Scholarship Fund FWS offers MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS to reinforce the School’s own efforts to increase the number of merit candidates applying from any country or background. They are awarded to students that demonstrate meritorious achievement in academic work, the arts, leadership, service activities, or in any other priority area identified by the School. Merit scholars by their example will be catalysts in the pursuit of excellence and creativity in their classes.

In order to support Woodstock’s diversity goals and increase the number of students from North America who attend Woodstock, FWS offers SAGE-WOODSTOCK Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students from North America who meet the Woodstock academic and other admissions criteria, with priority given to children or grandchildren of members of Friends of Woodstock School in North America and, to students currently attending public schools.

Community Engagement Program FWS has approved a grant of $60,000 over the next two years to help fund the Community Engagement Program at Woodstock. This grant will make it possible for Woodstock School students and faculty to be engaged in a number of projects in Dunda and Nikurchi villages. These projects offer significant potential for experiential learning, deeper understanding of the lives of villagers and what it means for Woodstock Students to become agents of change. It is expected that skills, lessons and attitudes acquired from this engagement will have lifelong value for both the villages and for Woodstock students and faculty. In particular constructing and starting a village primary school dovetails with the proposed teacher training effort at Woodstock.

Center for Imagination To be located in Tafton, the oldest building on the Woodstock campus, the Center will be a living space on campus for young people not only to pursue independent study, but to discover their potential to change their immediate world and future possibilities. Serving as a doorway to Woodstock’s immense resources for learning, the Centre will focus on preparing young people to meaningfully occupy a peaceful and sustainable future.

Jane Cummings Staff Development Fund Designated to support Woodstock faculty and staff by providing opportunities for continuing education and professional growth.

Music Program Fund A fund dedicated to support and enhance the music program at Woodstock School.

Science Fund A fund established at the suggestion of T.Z. Chu, WS Class of 52, and funded, in part, by generous donations from T.Z. and David Schoonmaker, WS Class of 62 to enhance Woodstock School’s ability to provide current and competitive science training to its students.

Library Fund Designated for capital or major improvements to, and investments for the Woodstock School Library.

Endowed Funds

FWS Legacy Endowment Fund An endowment to help preserve the long-term financial viability of Friends of Woodstock School. The assets of the endowment are prudently managed to generate sustaining support not just for one year or even one generation but in perpetuity. All donations are invested. They form the “body” of the endowment and may not be spent. A portion of each year’s earnings equal to the prior year’s inflation rate plus 1% is reinvested to prevent erosion of the body of the Endowment, and the rest of each year’s earnings may be spent where most needed. The legal commitments of FWS concerning this Endowment are covered by a written Charter that represents a binding contract with you, the donor, amplifying how your donation to the Endowment will be used. FWS will be happy to provide the full text of the Charter on request.

Li-chiang Chu Scholarship Fund

Providing financial support to non-U.S or non-Canadian students who are graduates of Woodstock School and have successfully completed at least one semester or one quarter of studies in North America at an accredited educational institution. These scholarships are designed to supplement rather than replace work effort and extended family resources if financial resources have become insufficient to cover their tuition, fees, and living expenses. Li Chu wanted the recipients to be known for an attitude of service to others and who are likely to extend aid to future students who may encounter a similar financial need in completing their studies in North America.


Loehlin Family Scholarship Fund To commemorate and reinforce the traits of leadership and scholarship that were nurtured in members of the Loehlin family at Woodstock School.

Bishop J. Waskom Pickett Scholarship Fund For students who might not otherwise have been able to attend, and who add to the quality of Woodstock's student body and its social diversity.

Joseph H. Schoonmaker Scholarship Fund A scholarship for children of medical doctors and hospital administrators of Christian legacy mission hospitals in India, Pakistan and Nepal.

Elizabeth Webster Shillington Memorial SAGE Scholarship Fund An endowed fund in memory of Elizabeth Webster Shillington, WS Class of 80, for high school students who need financial assistance to spend a semester or longer as a SAGE student at Woodstock.

Krishan “KG” Singh Memorial Scholarship Fund A scholarship fund for students in need of financial aid with a desire and interest in studying Indian culture and development, preferably from India; or for students with special learning needs; or whose families are involved in education; or who show interest in going into teaching or providing service to their community by working with NGOs.