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If you want to attend trade school, there are scholarships available to help you cover costs. Scholarships are a form of financial aid that are a gift from the donor to the recipient.10 The student can use the scholarship money and doesn’t have to
pay it back.
There are thousands of scholarships available for students all over the country who want to attend trade school. You can get a scholarship based on academic achievement, volunteerism, your association with a certain organization or business, and a wide variety of other factors.
You can get part or all of your school paid for with trade school scholarships. Consider your options when you’re applying for or enrolled in trade school to help get your costs covered.
Here are some scholarships geared toward trade school students in areas like diesel, motorcycle, marine and automotive technician training, as well as collision repair, CNC machining and welding.
This scholarship is awarded by random draw each month to high school and college students who qualify.
This organization awards $1,000 scholarships every fall to students enrolled in post-secondary collision repair and auto service programs.
The APWU Vocational Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship awarded to high school seniors who plan to study specialized trade school training.
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors and full-time students studying post-secondary automotive, collision repair or heavy duty technician programs.
The Automotive Hall of Fame makes scholarships available to students who are accepted for full-time enrollment at an accredited college, university or trade school.
This scholarship open to Future Farmers of America members is available to 500 students at $1,000 each.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation gives away $3.55 million in scholarships each year to 1,400 graduating high school seniors.
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway scholarships are available for students ages 18 to 24, with $1 million in tuition money available for giveaway total. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $100,000 each.
The American Fire Sprinkler Association sponsors this scholarship program, awarding 10 high school seniors $2,000 scholarships.
Icahn Automotive offers $2,500 scholarships to 12 qualified high school students and currently enrolled trade school students who are studying to become automotive service experts.
There are scholarships available to 4,000 students offered every year, to those who are studying automotive technology, diesel technology, auto collision repair, motorcycle technician and NASCAR programs.
The John Deere Dealer Scholarship Program awards 150 scholarships for $2,000 each to high school seniors or college students in welding or diesel mechanic programs.
This scholarship program recognizes having a strong work ethic in the skilled trades industries.
The National Tooling & Machining Foundation Scholarship program provides scholarships of up to $2,500 for students who are studying programs like CNC machining to pursue a career in manufacturing.
Ram Trucks awards one national scholarship of $3,000 and up to 91 scholarships of $1,000 each to high school seniors or trade school students pursuing a degree in any major.
The TechForce Foundation awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants to students attending trade schools like Universal Technical Institute (UTI).
This scholarship sponsored by the American Welding Society is available for students who are in a welder training certificate program.
Women bring diversity, innovation and skilled labor to the professional trades. All of the above trade school scholarships are open to applicants of any gender. There are also many female-focused trade school scholarships available to bring more women
into these exciting industries, like the ones featured below.
This scholarship is available to a female pursuing higher education in a welding discipline. Students must be enrolled full-time.
The AWAF provides quarterly scholarships to women who are accepted to or enrolled in automotive industry programs who have a 3.0 or higher GPR and are citizens in North America.
This scholarship is available to female high school students, GM dealership workers and non-traditional students who are pursuing automotive technical certification in automotive education.
The Live Your Dream Awards program by Soroptimist gives up to $16,000 to female students who are the primary financial support for their families, including dependents, spouse, partner, parents and/or siblings.
Both female high school seniors and female students currently enrolled in a post-secondary program can apply for this scholarship program. In 2019, 40 scholarships were awarded.
This scholarship is sponsored by the LPGA program and is awarded to women ages 30 and older who are attending post-secondary school for the first time or are returning to school after an absence to complete their degree. The program awards one $2,000
scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship.
To receive a grant, which is another form of gift aid, you’ll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).10 Then, learn about UTI grant programs. UTI offers two grant programs: the Institutional Grant and the Relocation Grant.
Contact the UTI Financial Aid office online or at 800-834-7308 for more information on grants
to pay for trade school.
You may be able to go to trade school for free if you pay for all of your education with grants and scholarships.10 Trade school does have tuition costs, but an advantage with trade school is that expenses are typically less expensive than traditional 4-year
colleges because the programs are shorter.
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6) UTI graduates' achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. UTI is
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10) Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
12) Based on data compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections (2016-2026), www.bls.gov, viewed October 24, 2017. The projected number of annual
job openings, by job classification is: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, 75,900; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 28,300; Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 17,200. Job openings include openings due to growth
and net replacements.
14) Incentive programs and employee eligibility are at the discretion of the employer and available at select locations. Special conditions may apply. Talk to potential employers to learn more about the programs available in your area.
15) Manufacturer-paid advanced training programs are conducted by UTI’s Custom Training Group on behalf of manufacturers who determine acceptance criteria and conditions. These programs are not part of UTI’s accreditation.
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