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!

ABC Keystone Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: ABC Keystone
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2021
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 26, 2021
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 26, 2021
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, 2021
Description: Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States.

SEMA Scholarships
Sponsor: Specialty Equipment Market Association
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2021
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, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to students pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree in welding or a related discipline.

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Amount: Up to $6,600
Closing Date: March 11, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, graduate (or GED equivalent), or current undergraduate students planning to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year college or state college. Applicant must be pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential in one of the following areas of study: Computer & Information Sciences, Engineering, Engineering, Technologies, Mechanic & Repair Technologies, or Precision Production.

NIADA Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Foundation
Amount: $3,500
Closing Date: March 12, 2021
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.

SAWF Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Southern Automotive Women’s Forum
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 12, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to female high school seniors or graduate who are enrolled or will be enrolled in a STEM or automotive program at a college or university in the any of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, or West Virginia.

Alabama Home Builders Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Alabama Home Builders Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
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.

Simpson Strong-Tie Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Simpson Strong-Tie
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors in full-time undergraduate study in Architecture, Structural Engineering or Construction Management. Student must attend one of 100 listed universities (see website for details).

Structural Engineering/Construction Mgt/Architecture Scholarship
Sponsor: Simpson Strong-Tie
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors in a full-time undergraduate course of study in Structural & Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or Architecture.

Soprema Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Soprema
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar field.

NBT Scholarships
Sponsor: Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to students majoring in programs that lead to careers in manufacturing.

PlumbersStock Student Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: PlumbersStock.com
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
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).

Ted G. Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Professional Construction Estimators Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who plan to further their education in the construction industry.

Carl Tapp Technician Scholarship
Sponsor: Arkansas Association Trucking
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 2, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Arkansas high school seniors. Applicant must be planning to enter a two semester diesel program from a school in the state of Arkansas.

Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship
Sponsor: Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a HVACR training program at an accredited school. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship specifically for military veterans and students in Florida.

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