Scholarship Opportunities for CTE Students

Career and Technical Education prepares students for careers. Students may find employment upon graduating high school, decide to enroll at a two- or four-year college or do a combination of both. Scholarships can help students achieve their career goals by lessening the financial burden.

 Scholarships listed here fall into one of three categories:

  • BOCES2 specific, including those that are only available to Career and Tech Ed students
  • Local scholarships
  • Scholarships related to career and technical education

2021-22 Scholarship Opportunities






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Dennis Pelletier Youth Hall of Fame - Link to application
The Dennis Pelletier Youth Hall of Fame is an annual award that honors outstanding 11th and 12th grade students with special consideration for those who have overcome a life challenge or personal tragedy enroute to achieving success. The program is a partnership of the Spencerport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Spencerport Federal Credit Union, corporate sponsor. Students must reside in the towns of Ogden, South Parma (zip 14559) or be a student in the Spencerport Central School District. Application deadline is on or before Monday, February 28, 2022.  

Mahany Welding Supply / Miller Electric Scholarship  Link to application
This scholarship is for students residing within American Welding Society District 6 and attending or enrolling in the welding program at Monroe Community College. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually. Application deadline is on or before March 1, 2022. 

BOCES2 SCHOLARSHIPS

Make All the Difference Scholarships and Awards from the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Educational Foundation 
These scholarships are for Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES students. There are two categories: scholarships for eligible expenses up to $5,000 for college or career/technical school, and awards up to $500 for apprenticeships and other career training. The Foundation was established in 2002 to support students for whom alternative education has made all the difference. Applications are available at www.MakeAlltheDifference.org. Application deadline is on or before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

National Technical Honor Society NCCER & Build Your Future  Link to application
NCCER is a nationally recognized education foundation for training, assessment, certification, and career development for the construction and maintenance craft professional. The scholarship presents five awards of $2,000 each year. These funds are available exclusively for NTHS student members who are currently studying a construction related discipline. Scholarship winners are chosen based on academic merit. Students will need their NTHS login information to apply. Application deadline on or before March 1, 2022. 

Nautilus Scholarship Link to Application
Rochester Area Community Foundation offers the Nautilus Scholarship which provides support to graduating high school seniors in Monroe County pursing a degree in architecture, construction, construction management, or a related field, or a program leading to teacher certification in a STEM field. There will be one award of up to $1,250. Application deadline is on or before March 1, 2022. 

Rodney B. Janes Business, Vocational, or Technical Award  Link to application
This is a need-based scholarship for students attending or entering post-secondary business, vocational, or technical schools or programs in Monroe County, administered by the Rochester Area Community Foundation. Application deadline is on or before March 1, 2022. 

Cameron B. Estes Scholarship  Link to application 
The Cameron B. Estes Scholarship will award $1,000 each to two seniors completing a program at WEMOCO. Students must have pursued a self-directed project outside of school and work, demonstrating a creative use of leisure time. Awarded scholarships are to be used toward further education or a professional pathway. Application deadline is on or before April 27, 2022.  

John M. Dennis Scholarship Scholarship Information and Application
The John M. Dennis Scholarship Fund was established to award $500 to a deserving WEMOCO student annually. Applicants must work outside of school, be planning to go one for further education/training in their field of study, be involved in school organizations or extracurricular activities, and have a good work ethic and character. The award is intended to be used towards college or preparing for a career. Application deadline is on or before April 27, 2022.

The ROMOLD, Inc. Scholarship Link to application information
ROMOLD, Inc. has dedicated a $500 scholarship to be awarded annually to a deserving WEMOCO student in the Engineering and Fabrication: Machining program on the path to manufacturing as a career. The intent is to provide one-time funding to a student to use for tools for the machining trade and/or related educational expenses. Application deadline is on or before April 29, 2022.

Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Scholarship  Scholarship Information -  Scholarship Application  
The Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Foundation has dedication a scholarship fund to be awarded in increments up to $2,500 to students in the communications, engineering, or nursing fields who have demonstrated a strong will/desire to work hard to achieve academic goals. Application deadline is on or before March 18, 2022. 

John D. Klock BOCES 2 Scholarship  Scholarship Information - Scholarship Application
The John D. Klock Scholarship is awarded to a graduating career and technical education senior who has earned distinction in school performance, leadership, service, or character. One award of $2,800 will be presented for educational expenses at an accredited college, technical school, or university. Application deadline is on or before March 18, 2022. 

Victor and Janet Salitan Scholarship  Scholarship Information  -- Scholarship Application
Two deserving career and technical education senior students who have earned distinction will be selected by the scholarship committee. There will be two scholarships presented: one for $5,000 and one for $1,500. The awards are to be used for educational expenses (tuition, books, supplies, fees, housing, etc.) at an accredited college, technical school or university. Application deadline is on or before March 18, 2022. 

LOCAL AND NEW YORK STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Helen C. Moore Scholarship of the Spencerport Chamber of Commerce - Link to application
The Spencerport Area Chamber of Commerce will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who resides in the towns of Ogden, South Parma (zip cod 14559) OR who is a students in the Spencerport Central School District and who plans to continue his or her education beyond high school with a major or minor in business. Application deadline is on or before Thursday, April 14, 2022. 

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Greater Rochester Scholarship  Application details 
The scholarship program of the NAWIC Greater Rochester Chapter awards three $1,500 scholarships annually to female students entering the construction trades. One scholarship each is presented to a high school senior entering full-time schooling in a construction related field, an undergraduate/graduate student continuing their education in a construction related field, and to a female entering a training or similar program in the trades. The scholarship award recognizes their scholastic achievement, leadership, and goals as they look to continue their journey in construction. 

Rochester Area Community Foundation
Rochester Area Community Foundation's scholarship program offers more than 130 scholarship opportunities for students pursuing college, vocational training, or enrichment programs. Visit https://www.racf.org/Scholarships to review the Scholarship Booklet. 

School Administrators Association of New York State, Region 11, Scholarship Award - Link to Application
Entrants may win up to a $1000.00 college scholarship by writing a 500 hundred-word essay on the following topic: “A School Administrator Who Has Made a Difference in My Life.” (The administrator must be a SAANYS member in order for the essay to be considered.) Application deadline is on or before April 15, 2022. 

New York Schools Insurance Foundation / New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR)
Three scholarship programs are available to college bound students from NYSIR subscribing districts. Application deadline  is March 18, 2022. 
  • THE BAMBINO SCHOLARSHIP is available to a special education student who has worked through his or her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university. One statewide winner will receive a $5,000 award, one second prize winner will receive a $4,000 award and seven regional winners will receive $3,000 awards.
  • THE JENSEN SCHOLARSHIP is available to a student who has excelled in design and who wishes to pursue this path in college. An overall winner will receive a $5,000 award and a runner-up will receive $3,000.
  • THE GONCALVES STUDENT HUMANITARIAN SCHOLARSHIP is available to a student who demonstrates an involvement and work for a cause or organization that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or other humanitarian activity throughout their high school career. An overall winner will receive a $5,000 award and a runner-up will receive $3,000.
 
National Technical Honor Society and SkillsUSA Scholarship Disclosure Statement and Link to Application
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. NTHS is honored to be partnered with SkillsUSA to promote their mission and provide four scholarships to active SkillsUSA members who are also current NTHS members in good standing. Eligible applicants must be a dues-paying member of both organizations. The requirements and criteria are decided by SkillsUSA. Visit the scholarship page for application instructions. Application due on or before March 31, 2022.  

Michael C. O'Laughlin Outstanding Senior Award  Recommendation Form
This award goes to a course completer who demonstrates the highest levels of leadership, community service, and classroom/academic achievement. Deadline for recommendation is April 1, 2022. 

Orleans County Youth Recognition Award   Link to application 
The purpose of this award is to recognize those youth who have performed an outstanding service for their community and/or have assumed an extraordinary role within their families by helping to support themselves. The award is sponsored by the Orleans County Youth Board. Application due on or before April 1, 2022. 

The Rochester Home Builders Association Scholarship Link to Application
This scholarship will award $1,000 to a deserving CTE student from WEMOCO. The award is intended to be used towards college and/or job training. Students completing a CTE program in the construction cluster are eligible. Application deadline is on or before April 1, 2022. 

NATIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Horatio Alger Endowment Fund Scholarship Link to application
The Career & Technical Scholarship Program funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund provides 500 scholarships up to $2,500 each. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. Applications open March 15, 2022 and the deadline to apply is on or before June 15, 2022.

Mike Rowe Works Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program Link to application
Awards are available for students who are enrolled or will enroll in one of 17 skilled trade programs. Visit the website for full details. 

National Technical Honor Society Jon H. Poteat Scholarship Link to application
Named in honor and memory of the NTHS co-founder, the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship is reserved exclusively for current NTHS members who have not graduated. 250 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to eligible NTHS members. Students will need their NTHS login information to apply. Application due on or before May 1, 2022. 

SkillsUSA #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Disclosure Statement and Link to Application 
Fine Homebuilding will be awarding $2,500 scholarship awards to SkillsUSA high school or college/postsecondary students who will continue their education or certification in construction-related fields, including architectural drafting, carpentry, cabinetmaking, electrical and residential wiring, HVACR, masonry, woodworking and plumbing. Application due on or before May 31, 2022. 

SkillsUSA Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship Disclosure Statement and Link to Application
The Memorial Fund and SkillsUSA are offering a $500 scholarship to a high school SkillsUSA senior to continue their education in college or technical school. Application due on or before April 15, 2022. 


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE BY WEMOCO TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
 
The Career and Technical Education Student of the Year Award  Recommendation Form
This award goes to a course completer who demonstrates the highest levels of leadership, community service, and classroom/academic achievement. Deadline for recommendation is May 4, 2022. 

Ferris Goodridge Scholarship Award Recommendation Form
This award is presented to a student who will pursue a career in nursing, and has been accepted into a college-level nursing program. The award is sponsored by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Deadline for recommendation is May 6, 2022.