Scholarships available for careers in skilled trades

Dreaming of a career in welding? Maybe managing your own auto mechanics garage fuels your thoughts or you would love to become an electrician. Perhaps studying to become a chef in a culinary arts program suits your tastes.

 

No matter what your career path may be, there is little doubt that in recent years interest in vocational education has grown. The increased need for workers skilled in the trades has resulted in larger numbers of students seeking out vocational and skilled trade education.

 

Trade schools encompass a wide variety of hands-on education, from HVAC to carpentry to cosmetology. In the past, financial assistance has been hard to come by for these areas of study, but that is no longer the case. Today, Saginaw Community Foundation has several scholarship opportunities for those who have the desire to attend trade school.

 

“Many people in our community are aware of our scholarships,” said LeeAnn Martuch, program officer at the Foundation. “But not many people know about scholarships we have that can be used for vocational training.”

 

Students from across Saginaw County, the state of Michigan or even other parts of the country use Foundation scholarships to pursue education beyond high school. They come from all walks of life and all areas. Their backgrounds may be very different, but they all have one thing in common – the desire and the drive to achieve a higher education.

 

According to leading economists, not everyone needs a four-year degree. In fact, millions of good-paying jobs are opening up in the trades. And some pay better than what the average college graduate makes.

 

For aspiring welders, electricians, carpenters, and other valued skilled trade workers, opportunityis ripe to take advantage of tailored trade school programs. The demand is massive as an estimated 3 million trade jobs in the United States remain vacant.

 

“Society will always need electricians, mechanics, and other skilled tradesmen to keep things running smoothly,” said Martuch. “Thanks to our generous donors who have established various scholarship funds at Saginaw Community Foundation, we are able to help students fulfill their dream of a job in the trades.”

 

Our scholarship application is now open online. A single application is all that is required to potentially qualify for any of our 190+ scholarships. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2018. Visit our scholarship page for more information or contact LeeAnn Martuch, program officer, at (989) 755-0545 or via email.

 

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Vocational scholarship opportunities

Scroll through this listing of vocational scholarship opportunities available here at Saginaw Community Foundation. Click on the scholarship name to view more information about the scholarship including qualifications and evaluation criteria.

 

 

Rev. William D. Aldridge
Nels Andersen
Arthur Hill High School
Bernice Barlow NAACP
Charles F. and Edith E. Brunkow Memorial
Can-Amera Games
Carrollton Education Foundation – Carrollton Community
Carrollton Education Foundation – Nancy Wilma Dalton
Carrollton Education Foundation – Max Fisher Memorial
Carrollton Education Foundation – Nancy Hirshman Academic Excellence
Carrollton Education Foundation – Morley Foundation
Circle Michigan Foundation
Donald Stuart Corsaut Memorial
Frances DiMercurio Memorial
Alma Gilmore Doud Memorial
Jordan M. Draper Memorial
First Ward – Mark Neumeier Success Scholarship
Flegenheimer Family
Jack Foote Memorial
Freeland Sports Zone Trades Scholarship
Michael R. Gall Memorial
John and Florence Goll Scholarship
Guadalupe “Lupe” Gomez Memorial
Great Lakes Safety Training Center
Frank and Jean Harris
Judith Heavenrich
Clarence A. “Buck” Iles
Indo-Pak
Junior League of Saginaw Valley
Mildred Culbert Kelly & Fred W. Kelly – Nontraditional
Mildred Culbert Kelly & Fred W. Kelly – Traditional
James P. Konieczka Memorial
Kostrzewa-Sivey Nursing
Steven Kyle Kowalewski Memorial Scholarship
Tom Krzyzaniak – Automotive
Tom Krzyzaniak – Business
Glenn Mayer Memorial Scholarships
Ken and Ellen McAllister
Judge Gary R. McDonald Memorial
Lee Essie and Charlie McMillan, Jr. – Active/Inactive Military and Military Veteran
Lee Essie and Charlie McMillan, Jr. – Medical
Lee Essie and Charlie McMillan, Jr. – Music
Lee Essie and Charlie McMillan, Jr. – Cosmetology
A.C. “Kate” & Leo Joseph Merlone – St. Stephen’s Catholic Church of Saginaw Member Scholarship
Michigan Sugar Company Employee
Dennis A. Miner Scholarship
Nexteer Automotive Skilled Trade
Omega Psi Phi – Jesse Johnson
Dr. Raquel Ontiveros Memorial
Thomas P. Orr
Our Littlest Angels – Callie M. Wilson Memorial
Perceptions
Harold and Bernadine Reiss
Saginaw Community Foundation – Collaborative
Saginaw High School Class of 2001 – Two-Year/Vocational Scholarship
Saginaw Promise Zone
Saginaw Township Business Association – Thomas W. McDonald, Sr.
Ronald J. Schauman Trades Scholarship
Bernie Smillie Memorial – Freeland High School Graduate
Bernie Smillie Memorial – HVARC Program at Ferris State University
Bernie Smillie Memorial – Michigan Resident
Albert Smith Conservation
Sons of Italy
Tiderington Family
Thomas S. and Patricia A. Tilot Memorial
Casting Your Future – UAW Local 668
Village of the Living Dead Kenneth Fulton Memorial Scholarship
Patricia Wagner and Kwan
Mary K. and Grace Feahr Williams
Women of Colors, Inc.
Claire Yost Memorial




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