Help Fund Your Training Investment…Just for Being You


What Is a Scholarship?

A scholarship is funding to help pay for your investment in vocational training. Thousands of scholarships exist, and there are just as many types of organizations offering them as reasons you could qualify for one. Scholarships can come from religious groups, social and professional organizations, employers, schools, private companies, individuals, communities and nonprofits.

There are two types of scholarships:

  • Merit-based
  • Need-based
  • You might be eligible for a merit-based scholarship if you had good grades in high school, did well on a sports team, or have specific talents or traits. Some scholarships are even available for students preparing for skilled trades careers.iiiii

    TWS Scholarship Requirements:

    • You’ll need to meet all regular admissions requirements and be scheduled to start training before applying for a scholarship.
    • Changing your training start date could result in the loss of your scholarship.
    • Students are placed in classes and programs based on availability. If you are awarded a scholarship while enrolled in certain classes and programs, you cannot transfer that award.iv

LIMITED TIME = Heating & Cooling Scholarship – For HVAC/R & Electrical Programs

To be awarded the scholarship, students must:

  • Enroll in the Electrical Applications, Electrical Technologies, Electro-Mechanical Technologies, or Refrigeration Technologies program at any StrataTech Education Group School (TWS/RSI) after March 22nd, 2024, with an expected start date in April 2024;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Apply for all applicable state, agency, and/or federal student aid;
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the financial aid application process;
  • Complete a Scholarship Request Form;
  • Provide a brief essay that summarizes the following: a) your educational objectives; b) why becoming an HVAC or Electrical technician is an important part of your career goals; and c) how this scholarship will help you reach your goals;
  • Have no lapse in proper registration or break in attendance.


The Heating & Cooling Scholarship can award up to $2,000 towards your tuition!


To view all details and apply, please click here to be taken to the form.

Find Available Scholarships by Program

Did you know you might qualify for a scholarship just for training to become a welder, HVAC/R technician or electrician? Scholarships are also available to help military members, veterans and their families with the transition from service to trade school.


Scholarship FAQ & Resources

  • How much money could I receive from a scholarship?

    Some scholarship awards are a few hundred dollars and others cover the total cost of tuition.

  • Where can I find scholarships?

    You can research scholarships online or at a public library. Check with local community organizations, churches and businesses. Many online sites can help as well. Remember: NEVER pay to apply for a scholarship. Information on scholarships is also available at TWS’ Financial Aid Department. Call us at 855-596-1499.

  • When is the deadline to apply for scholarships?

    Deadlines vary with the scholarship. Getting an early start on your scholarship search and applications is a good idea because some deadlines can be as early as a year before school starts.

  • How do I get a scholarship?

    The first step is filling out the application completely and turning it in on time. Application requirements vary, so be sure to read them carefully. Our Student Financial Services representatives can help you with the forms and provide enrollment verification letters as needed.

  • Is my scholarship award given directly to me or the school?

    Either is possible. You may receive a check for the full award amount, or the scholarship provider may send the money to your school to apply to tuition and fees. Check with the scholarship provider.

  • Will a scholarship impact my other financial aid?

    Yes. A scholarship is considered a form of financial aid. When all of the aid you receive is added up, it cannot total more than your cost of attending TWS. Make sure to let one of our Student Financial Services representatives know if you are awarded a scholarship


We’re Here to Help

Our Student Financial Services representatives are here to support you through the process of finding, applying for and using scholarships to fund your training investment. Whether you need guidance when filling out the application or enrollment verification letters, we’re here to serve you.

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