3 Scholarships for Women in Trade School

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If you are a woman and want to start a career in the skilled trades, you can consider trade school scholarships to help fund your vocational training. Each of the scholarships listed here are for women. Here are some scholarship opportunities and how to apply for them.

1. Women in the Skilled Trades Scholarship

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Description: Tulsa Welding School offers the Women in the Skilled Trades scholarship for eligible female students who demonstrate financial need.

scholarship award icon  Award: Scholarship award will not exceed $3,000 and may be used with other institution scholarship programs.


  • S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Continuously enrolled in a TWS technical training program
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Applied for and accepts all state, agency, and federal student aid


2. EWGA Foundation Women On Par® Scholarship

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Description: The Women On Par® Scholarship Program by EWGA1 provides financial assistance to “non-traditional” female students. It is for women 30 years and older who are attending a secondary educational institution for the first time, or after an absence, to complete their higher education.

scholarship award icon  Award: In 2017, EWGA awards two scholarships: One $1,000 Women On Par® and one $500 Women On Par® scholarship.


  • At least 30 years old when application scholarship opens
  • S. or Canadian citizen or legal resident
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrolled in or accepted at a technical/vocational program at an accredited school

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3. Live Your Dream Award

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Description: The Live Your Dream Award by the women’s volunteer organization Soroptimist International of the Americas2 offers financial assistance to women who are the primary earners in their families. Education scholarships help women overcome obstacles like poverty, domestic violence, the death of a spouse, or substance abuse.

scholarship award icon  Award: There are three cash award levels for this scholarship program, up to $1,000 for over 1,300 women, an additional $3,000 or $5,000 for 100 recipients, and an additional $10,000 for three awardees.


  • Provides primary financial support for themselves and dependents
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Motivated to complete education and pursue career
  • Must be enrolled or accepted to a vocational/skills training program

Scholarships for Women Pursuing the Trades

It’s a big decision to go back to school to further your education and improve your future with better job opportunities. Fortunately, scholarships are available for women who want to pursue a career in the skilled trades. Consider these tips when applying to scholarships so you can to maximize your funding options.

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