Trade Scholarships

While some students are looking to go to a traditional college after high school, other students choose to attend a trade school. If you are studying in fields related to automotive, construction, HVAC, plumbing, or other trades, there are scholarships for you!

SME Education Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree students who are pursuing degrees in manufacturing or a related field at a two-year or four-year college or university. Multiple scholarships are available.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Collision Repair Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 14, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending a school that offers an auto collision/auto body program and student must be taking auto collision/auto body classes. Scholarship is open to current college students.

DEED Educational Scholarships
Sponsor: American Public Power Association (APPA)
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current full-time students attending an accredited institution in the United States. Applicant must be working toward a career at an electric utility. Applicant must also be attending school in a county with at least one DEED member utility and be sponsored by a DEED member. See website for specific information.

ABC Keystone Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: ABC Keystone
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 22, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a trade school, college or university program that is directly related to a construction career. This includes skill trades, engineering, or construction management. Applicant must live in the Pennsylvania counties of Lancaster, Franklin, Adams York, Dauphin, Berks, Cumberland, Lebanon, Perry, or Juniata.

CAWV Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Contractors Association of West Virginia
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: February 22, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to West Virginia residents who are college sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled, or planning to enroll, in civil engineering or a construction related four-year degree program in a West Virginia college or university.

RMEL Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Electric League (RMEL)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 27, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who live in a service areas of a RMEL member company (308 RMEL member companies across 38 states – see website for list of utility company members). Applicant must be planning or currently studying in engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker, or other curriculum related to the electric energy industry.

NAWIC Founders’ Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States.

IAD Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Iowa students who are pursuing automotive-related studies at a two- or four-year post-secondary institution.

SEMA Scholarships
Sponsor: Specialty Equipment Market Association
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens enrolled in a program of study at an accredited university, college or post-secondary vocational-technical program located within the United States. Applicant must be planning to enter the automotive industry and may be majoring in Accounting/Finance, Auto Body/Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Business, Communications/PR, Engineering, Graphic Design/Web Design, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Journalism, Manufacturing, Marketing/Sales, Motorsports, Supply Chain/Logistics, or Transportation.

Welding Education Scholarship
Sponsor: American Welding Society
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to students pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree in welding or a related discipline.

NIADA Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Foundation
Amount: $3,500
Closing Date: March 8, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are legally residing in one of the four NIADA Regions. Applicant must submit completed application and an essay discussing their interest in the automotive industry.

A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship
Sponsor: A-1 Auto Transport, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 10, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current students who attend an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to the scholarship provider.

Alabama Home Builders Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Alabama Home Builders Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Alabama residents who are enrolling in, or attending, an accredited junior college, technical school, or university in Alabama. Applicant must be enrolled in a residential construction-related curriculum.

Construction Trade Scholarship
Sponsor: Home Advisor, Inc.
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students planning to attend a community college, technical institute, or university during the 2019-2020 academic year to study anything from construction management, plumbing or carpentry to landscape architecture or interior design.

NPCA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: NPCA Foundation
Amount: Up to $14,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are/will be pursuing careers related to the precast concrete industry (manufacturing, engineering, etc.)

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship
Sponsor: Automotive Aftermarket
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student in a two or four-year college or an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary automotive, collision repair, or heavy-duty program.

NBT Scholarships
Sponsor: Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to students majoring in programs that lead to careers in manufacturing. In addition to the general scholarships, there is a scholarship open specifically to students attending universities in the state of Texas.

PlumbersStock Student Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: PlumbersStock.com
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students studying at colleges or trade schools who are working to become plumbers, HVAC technicians or sprinkler and irrigation specialist (or other related fields, like construction management).

Homelight Scholarship
Sponsor: Homelight
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are studying in fields related to home design (Architecture, Interior Design), Home Building (Construction, Urban Planning), Housing and Economic Studies (Sociology, Economics), and other related fields.

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