The first Monday of every September recognizes the men and women who labor to build this country. Through a time-honored tradition with roots in the coordinated efforts of the labor movement of the 1800s, we salute the American worker force.
This National Day also signals the official end of summer. With the school year starting and an extra day to the weekend, all the hard-working men and women earn a well-deserved break! Families take one last summer trip and cities hold that last festival for the season.
Not every student that advances into higher education signs up for a four-year curriculum. Some high school graduates seek job training that lasts a year or two, and then places them in the workforce. Technical, trade and vocational schools do not always bask in the financial aid limelight attracted by high-profile universities, but scholarships and grants are available for trade school too.
Corporate benefactors and private associations contribute educational funding to schools that teach relevant subjects. Trade unions also mobilize funding for members and their families who engage in related education. Individual State Governments also sponsor financial aid initiatives aimed directly at vocational school students.
The bottom line for technical school students: Financial assistance is available for most programs, especially for candidates who qualify for merit-based vocational school scholarships.
Here are scholarship opportunities for trade schools.
Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition and SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!
PHCC EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Access 40+ scholarships and over $100,000 in awards, all with one application!
The PHCC Educational Foundation and its industry partners are teaming up to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the p-h-c industry.
Contractors, be sure to have your apprentices apply! Even if your company pays for apprenticeship training, a scholarship win will help offset your training costs and build a sense of accomplishment for the apprentice who wins!
Welder Training Scholarship
The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking welder training in a program up to two years through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training, and cannot be used for credits towards a four-year program. Each AWS District has $10,000, or ten (10) $1,000 scholarships, to award in a calendar year.
IMAGINE AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS
First of all, congratulations on looking into scholarships for trade schools and career colleges. We help students all over the country connect with the right vocational and technical colleges that focus on career skills. If you already have your mind (and heart) set on becoming independent and able to take care of yourself after high school, now’s the time to take advantage of training opportunities that align with your goals.
Every student has their own dreams, but there are several growing fields that allow students to earn a living and enjoy their jobs. Here are a few promising areas of career training you may want to consider:
Mechanical sciences. Like to work with your hands? Consider auto mechanics or working in renewable energy. The need for wind turbine technicians across the United States is growing dramatically. This type of career can be great for students who have the ability to travel. Working as an auto mechanic can also give you skills that are needed everywhere people have cars, which is pretty much everywhere!
EXPLORE THE TRADES (FOR VETERANS)
Are you a military Veteran, active Guard or Reservist? Are you interested in plumbing, HVAC or electrical jobs? Troops to Trades provides training grants to approved training programs.
The comprehensive training pays all expenses. It’s designed to arm you with the skills you need to enter a new career in the trades. The accelerated programs are 2 to 4 weeks in length.
This training also include sales and customer service training. Use these training grants for the short-term programs here. Work with us to arrange to use the grant for others.