The Armstrong Educational Grant Program
Bob Armstrong

The Armstrong Educational Grant Program is named in honor of Bob Armstrong, one of the Parley's co-founders and chair or co-chair of most of the past Parleys. Throughout the years Bob with his extensive website,, and various Parley talks and workshops at previous Parleys has been a strong mentor and source of information to puzzlers, collectors, and restorers alike. His vision has made Parley meetings a unique source of ideas, information, and of course wonderful puzzles.


The Armstrong Educational Grant Program is proud to financially support puzzle cutters and makers, collectors and enthusiasts to attend Puzzle Parley 2020. The grant can be used to further expand the knowledge and expertise of an individual new to the field, or for an individual who will further enhance the Parley Program.

Grant Amounts and Criteria

The Parley Educational Grant Committee will review applications. Although the final deadline for applications for the 2020 Parley has not yet been set, we urge people to apply at early as possible.

Grant recipients may use awards for Parley registration, hotel or housing, or travel expenses.

The criteria for approving a grant application include financial need, the experience level of the applicant and the relevance of the educational program or workshop. If multiple applications are received the committee may decide to give partial support to all rather than a full grant to one person.


The Committee will give priority to applicants who have not received a Parley grant recently, and to those who can best contribute to this or future Parleys. Some ideas for ways to contribute include:

  • Making a Parley presentation
  • Volunteering to take on an organizational task for the Parley
  • Donating wood puzzles to the Parley raffle or sales table (either new if you are a puzzle maker or old if you are a collector or enthusiast)

How to Apply

Fill out and mail the application form. For questions email or contact Bob Armstrong 508-799-0644,

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Detail ;Full of the Dickens" commemorative puzzle given to Bob Armstrong