Scholarships

Vocational, Technical & Trade School Scholarships

Find trade school scholarships that will help you pay for the trade you want to learn. From electrical and auto to plumbing and dental, this features scholarships for a variety of trades.

Shawna Newman

August 04, 2022

Vocational, Technical & Trade School Scholarships
Skilled workers are in high demand!
If you already know where your passion lies, consider yourself ahead of the curve. Students with a passion or talent within a specific field often consider attending a trade or vocational school, so they can focus on studies specific to their talents, skills and career desires.

Are there scholarships for trade school?

Unfortunately, many people believe scholarships are only for students attending college; this is a myth. There are thousands of scholarships students can help pay for trade school programs. A form of financial aid, trade school scholarships can reduce, or even eliminate, your out-of-pocket cost. JUMP TO TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

How do scholarships for vocational school work?

You can use the money you earn from scholarships to pay for your trade and technical school education just as college and university students can use scholarships to pay for tuition.
To use a scholarship to help you pay for a vo-tech or trade school, you will need to be enrolled or registered in a qualifying program. Connect with the enrollment or financial aid specialist at the trade school you are attending; they will help you ensure your awarded funds have been applied to your student account to cover your school-related expenses.

Scholarships for Trade School

Many trade school grants and scholarships focus on a specific industry. There are a few broad scholarships that cover any trade education type.

Automotive or Mechanic

Women in Trucking Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/22
Available to: Undergraduate Students
Award Amount: $1,000 The Women in Trucking Foundation Scholarship is available to female students who will be attending a training facility for the purpose of advancing their career in the areas of safety, driving, technical, or leadership in the trucking industry. You must submit a short essay outlining your career objectives and demonstrate financial need to be considered for this award.

NASCAR Diversity Grant

Deadline: 4/30/23
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,500 The NASCAR Diversity Grant is open to students enrolled at the NASCAR Technical Institute. You must be a member of an underrepresented group and demonstrate financial need in order to be considered for this award.

Kevin Phillips Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Kevin Phillips Scholarship is open to students pursuing a career in RV technician training. You must be a new high school graduate, leaving the military, or have tried college and found it wasn’t for you in order to be considered for this award.

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene Scholarship

Deadline: 8/15/22
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $800 The Dental Hygiene Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing. You must demonstrate evidence of community service to be eligible for this award.

Dental Assistant Scholarship

Deadline: 8/15/22
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500 The Dental Assistant Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing. You must demonstrate evidence of community service to be eligible for this award.

ADAA Student Achievement Award

Deadline: 3/15/23
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The ADAA Student Achievement Award is available to students enrolled in a dental assistant program. You must be a member of the American Dental Assistants Association to be eligible for this award.

HVAC

ASHRAE General Scholarship

Deadline: 12/1/22
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 The ASHRAE General Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are enrolled in an ABET - accredited program leading to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree. Your course of study must be related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required and / or a class standing of no less than the top 30 percent.

WHVACR Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 The WHVACR Scholarship is available to female students who are enrolled in a college or trade school program that is preparing them to enter the HVACR industry. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this award.

Nursing

AAMN NurseThink Scholarship

Deadline: 8/19/22
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The AAMN NurseThink Scholarship is available to LPN / LVN and registered nursing students. You must be a member of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing Foundation to be eligible for this award.

Murse World Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/23
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students
Award Amount: $1,000 The Murse World Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing study in a medical or health field. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Plumbing

PlumbersStock Student Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 3/31/23
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000 The PlumbersStock Student Scholarship Contest is open to students who are studying at colleges and trade schools to become plumbers, HVAC technicians, sprinkler and irrigation specialists, or other related fields. To be considered, you must create a "how-to-guide" video for home improvement that demonstrates your skill in plumbing, HVAC, irrigation, or a related field.

Skilled Trades Scholarships

Nuts and Bolts Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500 The Nuts and Bolts Foundation Scholarship is available to students enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program which leads to a manufacturing career on a full-time basis. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for trade/tech/community college and 3.0 for college/university to be eligible for this award.

NSPS Scholarship

Deadline: 2/13/22
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000 The NSPS Scholarship in Surveying is open to college students majoring in geomatics, geodesy, surveying, survey engineering, or land surveying mapping science.

The Painting and Disaster Restoration Academy Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Painting and Disaster Restoration Academy Scholarship is available to students enrolled in a skilled trade program at The Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy. You must submit two reference letters from non-relatives to be considered for this award.

Caterpillar Student Trainee Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through College Sophomores
Award Amount: Varies The Student Trainee Program is open to high school juniors and seniors and full - time community college freshmen and sophomores. You must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum 2.8 GPA to be eligible for this award. Trainees will have the opportunity to gain practical, challenging, and meaningful on - the - job work experience, while working for a global leader in innovation, technology, and manufacturing. Opportunities are available primarily in the Peoria, IL area, with limited opportunities throughout the United States.

Home Depot Foundation's Path to Pro Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Sophomores
Award Amount: $2,000 The Home Depot Foundation's Path to Pro Scholarship is available to students who will enroll in an approved trade - related program at an accredited two - year technical / vocational school or college in the U.S. To be considered for this award, your focus must be on carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, or construction management.

Welding

Welder Training Scholarship

Deadline: 11/30/22
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Welder Training Scholarship is available to students who are enrolled in a welding certificate program.

Jerald Brown Welding Scholarship

Deadline: 3/24/23
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500 The Jerald Brown Welding Scholarship is open to high school seniors. You must be a a resident of Missouri and a United States citizen with a minimum GPA of 2.0, be in good academic standing and enrolled in a welding program at The Missouri Welding Institute in order to be considered for this award.

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