Financial Aid to Train for Careers in the Skilled Trades
Scholarships aren’t just for university and college students—students who are training for the skilled trades can also get this sort of financial aid. Discover which scholarships could help you fund your investment in trade schooli.
TWS Scholarship Requirements:
- Before applying for a scholarship, you will need to meet all standard admissions requirements and be scheduled to start training.
- Placement in shifts and classes is based on availability. Students may not transfer scholarships from one shift or program to another.
- Loss of a scholarship may result in three cases
- You change your start date.
- The average grade you earn for any course falls below a “B.”
- Your rate of attendance drops below 90 percent.
Scholarships for Trade School Students
National Technical Honor Society Scholarships
The National Technical Honor Society was founded in 1984 with the mission to honor
student leadership and achievement in career and technical education, enhance career
opportunities for NTHS members, promote educational excellence and award scholarships. Since that time, the NTHS has awarded more than $2 million in scholarshipsiv.
Imagine America Foundation Scholarships
Established in 1982, the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) supports students at all phases of their paths through technical education research, career college training initiatives and scholarships for trade school students. The organization also promotes the benefits of career colleges to the general public. Since its inception, IAF has awarded more than $190 million to career college and university studentsx.
AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship Program
AmericanTrucks is an online retailer of light-duty pickup trucks that was founded in April 2017. A subsidiary of Turn5, Inc, the company sells parts and accessories for the Ford F150, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and other domestic trucksxiii.
Through its Positive Payload program, the company strives to help close the skills gap in the traditional building trades. To date, AmericanTrucks has contributed over $15,000 to local non-profit organizations. The company awards two scholarships valued at $2,500 each yearix.
Workforce Solutions Scholarship (Houston Campus)
Workforce Solutions is an operating affiliate of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Serving the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas, the public workforce system assists local workers in advancing their careers and employers in meeting their talent needs.xiv
The organization helps people find and retain jobs, as well as land better jobs. It offers career counseling, job search assistance and financial aid for skilled trades training.x This includes funding scholarships for training in certain high-skill, high-growth occupations.
Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA is a national membership association for middle school, high school and trade school students preparing for careers in the skilled trades. The organization partners with industry, students and teachers to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Throughout its history, SkillsUSA has served more than 13.5 million members.xvi
SkillsUSA advances its mission by local chapter educational programs, district and state conferences and the SkillsUSA Championships.xii Through partnerships with other organizations, SkillsUSA offers several scholarships to eligible members.xvii
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