Trade

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!

DEED Educational Scholarships

Sponsor: American Public Power Association (APPA)

Amount: $2,000

Closing Date: February 15, 2020

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.


Collision Repair Education Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Collision Repair Education Foundation

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 20, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students currently attending a school that offers an auto collision/auto body program and student must be taking auto collision/auto body classes.


ABC Keystone Chapter Scholarship

Sponsor: ABC Keystone

Amount: Up to $3,000

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

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.


NAWIC Founders’ Undergraduate Scholarship

Sponsor: National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Foundation

Amount: Up to $2,500

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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 9, 2020

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, 2020

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.


NPCA Foundation Scholarships

Sponsor: NPCA Foundation

Amount: Up to $14,500

Closing Date: March 13, 2020

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.)


Soprema Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Soprema

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: March 27, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar field.


Graybar Construction Scholarship

Sponsor: Graybar Construction

Amount: $1000

Closing Date: April 15, 2020 *Extended to May 15*

Description: The Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship will be awarded to students who will enroll full time as undergraduate students in an accredited nonprofit two-year college or technical school program in the construction trades. Fifty students will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable for one additional year.


Horatio Alger Foundation CTE Scholarship

Sponsor: Horatio Alger Foundation

Amount: Up to $2500

Closing Date: April 15, 2020

Description: Applicants must have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential), will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. Show a demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA). Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity.


IEI Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

Sponsor: Ivey Engineering Inc. (IEI)

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: May 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related to HVAC, energy-efficient building, or building structure fires.


Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship

Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: July 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in Supply Chain Management who are either permanent residents or students in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, or Illinois.


Eric W. Wood Memorial Scholarship (Lewis & Clark CC)

Sponsor: Eric W. Wood Memorial

Amount: $1000

Closing Date: August 16, 2020

Description: This scholarship fund has been created by Amare for those in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction in his honor so that they may drastically change the course of their life by earning a degree for a fulfilling career in the Vocational Arts. The scholarship offers $1,000 ($500 per semester) to one Female and one Male student that covers Tuition, Fees, Books, and Supplies for the Fall and Spring semester. Recipients must lives in Madison County IL, must be in recovery from Drug and/or Alcohol addiction a minimum of 1 year from the application deadline, pursuing a career in vocation arts, enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours, and provide two letters of support:

1. from a family member or friend stating that the applicant is doing well and in active recovery

2. from a sponsor or counselor/therapist stating applicant is doing well and are in active recovery, meeting the 1 year minimum to the best of their knowledge.