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Bring Back the Trades
Awards one scholarship per month during the school year to an eligible student.
Community College of Vermont
The Community College of Vermont offers several scholarship opportunities.
The Hamel Construction Group Scholarship
The Hamel Construction Group Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of J. Edward Hamel ’61 CEO and founder of the Hamel Construction Group, Elkridge, MD. This fund provides scholarship support to University of New Hampshire undergraduate students enrolled in the Civil Engineering department. The annual award will be split equally, with one-half going to a senior and one-half going to a junior.
The H.L. Turner Group
Scholarship program for local seniors pursuing an education in the fields of architecture and engineering. Two, $1,000 scholarships for post-secondary education will be awarded to high school seniors; one accepted to an architecture program and one to an engineering program for the fall semester of 2023. Applications are due April 30, 2023.
Recipients will be announced mid-May. Apply using this link.
New England chapter of American Public Works Association (NEAPWA)
Visit the NEAPWA website for featured scholarship opportunities.
- Career Advancement Opportunity – promote and improve financial assistance to individuals committed to the Public Works Profession who are seeking opportunities to advance within their department. Awards will be up to $1,000 per State in the New England Chapter (New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut). There is a possibility of all five states obtaining one.
- Tim O’Leary – for students attending an undergraduate degree program, graduate degree program or vocational technical school. $1,250 per semester for a total of $2,500. There are 5 awards to be given out.
- Crombie PWX – This is $2,500 scholarship to attend the National Convention in 2022 in Charlotte North Carolina (1 award per year).
New Hampshire Good Roads
Each year, NHGRA sponsors the William Weaver Memorial Scholarship, awarded to University of New Hampshire students pursuing post secondary education in engineering and leading to a career in a highway related industry.
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Scholarships now available for certificates, professional licenses, apprenticeships
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) is now accepting scholarship applications for 2023. NHCF is dedicated to helping students get the education they need to thrive in their career and community. Last year more than $300,000 in assistance was awarded to students of all ages for apprenticeships and certificate, licensing and other non-degree programs.
Students only need to apply once to be considered for all of NHCF’s scholarship funds. The online application, ScholarshipSource, automatically matches applicants to the scholarship funds for which they qualify. To learn more and apply, visit www.nhcf.org/scholarships. If you have any questions, please contact NHCF at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 225-6641 x 2.
The Rotary Club of Concord NH – Noah and Evelyn Arell Scholarship Program
The Arell Scholarship Program supports students attending two-year and four-year college degree programs and adult learners attending many forms of post-secondary Workforce education including licensure and certificate programs. It does not support graduate school beyond a bachelor’s degree.
The Rotary Club of Concord awards scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000.
The deadline for the College Scholarship program is May 2, 2023.
There is no deadline for the Arell Workforce Licensure and Certificate Program.
PC Construction established a $2,500 scholarship to recognize a Vermont graduating high school senior who demonstrates outstanding performance in a range of areas. The scholarship assists with his or her pursuit of a degree in a construction-related field. Get eligibility info and application guidelines on page 25 of this booklet.
Plan NH’s Scholarship and Fellowship Program, in partnership with the NH Charitable Foundation, recognizes and honors outstanding students who call New Hampshire home and who are studying a field that supports our mission: to “foster excellence in planning, design and/or development of New Hampshire’s built environment.”
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)
The VSAC has many resources to help students and families.
American Welding Society (AWS)
More than 130 donor-funded scholarships, totaling over $600,000, are available for students pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree in welding or a related discipline. Scholarships range from $3,000-$6,000+. Applicants are required to submit two references and official transcripts.
The AWS 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 is for students seeking welder training in a certificate program less than two years in length through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training. The scholarship cannot be used towards an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program. Find out more
Build You Future (BYF)
Scholarships are available for every interest. While a career in construction can be started with little to no debt, BYF has partnered with other organizations to further reduce barriers to training and education. These craft training scholarships are offered at various levels and for different interests.
DEWALT Trades Scholarship
Stanley Black & Decker has established the DEWALT Trades Scholarship to assist individuals attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school who are pursuing a trade degree/certificate in an industry aligned with the Stanley Black & Decker Trade Goals – including but are not limited to Construction, Industrial, Motor/Power Sector, Mechanics, and Technology.
Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholarship by SkillPointe Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. The Foundation has pledged to invest $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople and bridging the opportunity gap through its Path to Pro program.
Education Loan Finance (ELFI)
The Educational Loan Finance has a list of national scholarships available for students interested in trade school.
Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship
Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, have graduated high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma and plan to enroll full time in a nonprofit community college, technical school, trade school, vocational school or apprenticeship program in the United States of America.
Lockhead Martin Vocational Scholarship
Supports students of all ages participating in skills-based training in engineering, technology and advanced manufacturing fields. The Vocational Scholarship program is a critical component of Lockheed Martin’s investment in workforce development and education.
Lincoln Tech Scholarship
Lincoln Technical Institute high school scholarship program.
Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, Porch will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
The Smart Service Scholarship
Every year, this $1,000 scholarship awards a student pursuing a career in a skilled trade or field service profession (construction, HVAC, plumbing, etc.).
The National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship
The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) assists in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education. Each year they award over $100,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well.
HVAC Scholarships close December 31 for the following year.