The Scholarship America, founded in 1958 as a scholarship hub to provide financial assistance to students who are in desperate need of funds to acquire education. Dr. Irving Fradkin came up with these ideas a long time ago to form an organization where everyone could donate at least a dollar for the scholarship fund so that they could help every student in the community to study and attend colleges. Today, the Scholarship America Hub is the nation’s largest non-profit private scholarship organization that has distributed around $4.5 billion to more than 2.8 million students.
Given that, this year, the Scholarship America, in partnership with Rock The Trades is presenting to you a scholarship program by the name of “Rock The Trades Scholarship program for the students assist learners pursuing an associate or vocational-technical degree or certification in an Energy, Manufacturing, or Construction trade including, but not limited to:
- Heavy Equipment/Machine Operator
- HVAC/R Technician
- NDT Technician/Industrial Inspector
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Truck Driver (CDL)
The following scholarship is open to students who are high school graduates, GED recipients, or current college undergraduates enrolled in a full-time undergraduate at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the spring 2022 semester or term. The candidate must be a permanent resident of the US. The following scholarship benefits the students who are in desperate need of financial aid. Such students are required to demonstrate their financial needs. The selection committee of scholarship America will select the 4 most deserving candidates and award them the one-time scholarship amount of $2,500.Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program if they still meet eligibility requirements in future years. Recipients can receive the award a maximum of two times. Also, awards are for undergraduate study at a 2-year college or vocational-technical school only.
Here is a brief description for you concerning the following scholarship:
|Educational Level||High School Graduates or GED Recipients, or Current College Undergraduates|
|Number of Awards||4|
|Contest Deadline||September 27, 2021|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
Following are the eligibility requirements that need to be satisfied for participating in the following scholarship contest:
- Be full-time U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Be high school graduates or GED recipients, or current college undergraduates
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the spring 2022 semester or term
- Be pursuing an associate or vocational-technical degree or certification* in one of the following skilled trade categories:
- Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree or beyond are not eligible.
- Employees of Surehand, Inc. and their spouses and children are not eligible.
How to Apply?
The interested individuals are required to fill out the application form provided on the scholarship portal and submit it.
The application form must be completed providing all the required information and below-mentioned documents.
Following are the documents that need to be attached with your application form:
- A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades, and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken
- Proof of financial need
All the applications will be reviewed and judged based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and aspirations, an online recommendation, and an essay question.
Out of all, 4 candidates will be chosen and be announced as the winners. The winners will be awarded a one-time scholarship amount of up to $2,500. The recipient can receive the award minimum of two times.
The deadline for application submission for the following scholarship is September 27, 2021. No applications will be considered after the deadline.