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

 

Two Scholarships Are Still Open for 2020

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Greater Rochester Scholarship Application
The scholarship program of the NAWIC Greater Rochester Chapter awards three $1,500 scholarships annually. 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. Application is due on or before the deadline of May 22, 2020.

 

SkillsUSA #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Application
Fine Homebuilding will be awarding at least twelve $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. NEW UPDATED Application deadline on or before May 29, 2020. 

2020 Scholarship Opportunities - Scholarships Listed Below Are Now Closed

 
Scholarships listed below are past the submission dates. The information is provided for reference only. Requirements may change for 2021 scholarships.
 
BOCES2 SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Cameron B. Estes Scholarship Link to Application NEW DEADLINE MAY 15  
The Cameron B. Estes Scholarship will award $1000 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 towards further education or a professional pathway. Application is due on or before the deadline of May 15, 2020.   

John M. Dennis Scholarship NEW DEADLINE MAY 15  Dennis Info Sheet and Application Instructions
The John M. Dennis Scholarship Fund was established to award $500 to a deserving WEMOCO student annually. The award is intended to be used towards college or for preparing for a career. Application is due on or before the deadline of May 15, 2020.
 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS - TEACHER RECOMMENDED
 
The Career and Technical Education Student of the Year Award Deadline May 1, 2020 
 
John B. Barry Memorial Scholarship Award Recommendation Form
This award is presented to an outstanding student in the automotive program on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Brockport.
Deadline May 1, 2020
 
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 May 1, 2020
 
LOCAL and NEW YORK STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Mahany Welding Supply /Miller Electric Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student residing within American Welding Society District 6 and attending or enrolling in the welding program at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually. Click here to go to the American Welding Society application. Application is due on or before the deadline of May 1, 2020.  
 
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 is due on or before the deadline of  April 30, 2020. (new extended deadline). Click for scholarship criteria 
  • 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. Bambino Application  
  • 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.  Jensen Application
  • 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. Goncalves Application
 
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. UPDATE as of March 27, 2020: For applications due on or after April 15,  2020, RACF will continue to survey the situation, provide assistance and guidance, and make adjustments as needed. For questions regarding extended deadlines or other assistance, contact RACF at [email protected].
 
 
NATIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Bryant and Stratton
PREMIER PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP - Up to $10,000 per academic year
HONOR PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP - Up to $9,000 per academic year
MERIT PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP - Up to $5,000 per academic year
CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) SCHOLARSHIP - Up to $4,000 per academic year
For more information about qualifying for a scholarship and other financial aid and scholarships offered by Bryant & Stratton College, visit www.bryantstratton.edu/financial-aid/scholarships or call the admissions office at a campus near you.
 
Horatio Alger Endowment Fund Scholarship: Link to Application
The Career & Technical Scholarship Program funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund provides 1,020 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. NEW UPDATED deadline of  April 30, 2020.  

Mike Rowe Works Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program Link to Work Ethic Scholarship 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. Application is due on or before the deadline of  April 30, 2020. (new deadline)
 
National Technical Honor Society Jon H. Poteat Scholarship
Named in honor and memory of NTHS co-founder, the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship is reserved exclusively for current NTHS members who have not graduated. On May 15, 2020, NTHS will award 250 one-thousand dollar JHP Scholarships to eligible members. Visit the NTHS Scholarship site for application information. Students will need their NTHS login information to apply. Application is due on or before the deadline of May 15, 2020. (new deadline)
 
SkillsUSA Rees Scholarship Application
In partnership with SkillsUSA, The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation — an AirConditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute Charitable Foundation — is proud to offer eight one-time, merit-based $2,500 scholarships to SkillsUSA students who are currently enrolled in a HVACR or a general construction program and who will be pursuing college/postsecondary career training in the HVACR industry. The scholarship is intended to provide tuition support in the 2021-22 school year. Application deadline is on or before April 30. 
 
Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Scholarship   Davison Info Sheet   Davison Application 
The Donald F. & Maxine B. Davison Foundation has dedicated a scholarship fund to be awarded in increments up to $2500, to students in the communications, engineering or nursing fields who have demonstrated a strong will/desire to work hard to achieve academic goals. Application is due on or before the deadline of March 13, 2020.
 
Victor and Janet Salitan Scholarship Salitan Info SheetSalitan 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 $2,500. The awards are to be used for educational expenses (tuition, books, supplies, fees, housing, etc.) at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Application is due on or before the deadline of March 13, 2020.  
 
Dennis Pelletier Youth Hall of Fame Link to Dennis Pellitier Youth Hall of Fame 
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 code of 14559) or be a student in the Spencerport Central School District. Application deadline is February 28, 2020.  
 
Helen C. Moore Scholarship of the Spencerport Chamber of CommerceLink to Helen C. Moore Scholarship 
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 code of 14559) OR who is a student 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. All materials must be postmarked on or before April 16, 2020. 
 
 
Make All the Difference Scholarship of the Monroe 2-Orleans Educational Foundation   Link to Scholarship Application
The Make all the Difference scholarships are for Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES students in alternative or non-traditional programs. 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. Application is due on or before the deadline of February 26, 2020.  

A deserving student who has earned distinction will be selected by a scholarship committee. The scholarship award will be in the amount of $2,000 for educational expenses (tuition, books, supplies, fees, housing, etc.) at an accredited college, university or technical school. Application is due on or before the deadline of March 15, 2019.  
 
 
National Technical Honor Society NCCER & Build Your Future
NCCER a nationally recognized education foundation for training, assessment, certification, and career development for the construction and maintenance craft professional. This new scholarship program will annually award five scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. These funds are available exclusively for NTHS student members who are currently studying a construction related discipline. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on their academic merit. Visit the NTHS Scholarship site for application information. Students will need their NTHS login information to apply. Application is due on or before the deadline of March 1, 2020. 
 
National Technical Honor Society and SkillsUSA
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 is due on or before the deadline of April 1, 2020.  
 
Nautilus Scholarship Scholarship Application
Rochester Area Community Foundation offers the Nautilus Scholarship which provides support to graduating high school seniors in Monroe County pursuing 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 is due on or before the deadline of April 15, 2020.
 
Orleans County Youth Recognition Award
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. Deadline March 27, 2020 
 
Rochester Home Builders Association (RHBA) / Construction Industry Foundation (CIF) Scholarship Application
The RHBA/CIF Scholarship will award $750 to a deserving CTE student from Monroe2 BOCES. Eligible students will be completing a CTE Building Trades program and planning to enter the workforce in the RESIDENTIAL trades. Application is due on or before the deadline of April 1, 2020. (in process applications are still being accepted after April 1) 
  
Rochester Home Builders Association Scholarship Application
The Rochester Home Builders Association Scholarship will award $1000 to a deserving CTE student from Monroe2 BOCES. The award is intended to be used towards college and/or job specific training. Eligible students will be completing a CTE Building Trades program. Application is due on or before the deadline of April 1, 2020.    (in process applications are still being accepted after April 1)
 
 
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. Application is due on or before the deadline of April 15, 2020.
 
The ROMOLD, Inc. Scholarship Application Procedure - DOC
ROMOLD, Inc. has dedicated a $500 scholarship to be awarded annually to a deserving WEMOCO student in the Engineering and Fabrication Academy - 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 is due on or before the deadline of May 10, 2019.   
 
SkillsUSA Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship Application
Through a donation from the Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Fund, SkillsUSA and the McMinn County Vocational Center SkillsUSA Alumni Association are offering a $500 scholarship to a high school SkillsUSA senior to continue their education in college or technical school. The deadline for applications is on or before April 15.
 
Thomas Olivo Leadership Award Thomas Olivo Leadership Award Application 
This scholarship is available to seniors who are enrolled in a Career and Technical Education program who have actively participated in a Career & Technical Student Organization and demonstrated leadership abilities. Application is due on or before the deadline of March 13, 2020.   
 
School Administrators Association of New York State, Region 11, Scholarship Award Application - PDF
Entrants may win up to a $1500.00 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 March 1, 2020. 
 
William Morehouse Scholarship Application
The New York State Builders Association Research and Education Foundation (NYSBA REF) offers the William Morehouse Scholarship to assist students entering a course of study specific to the residential construction industry. Scholarship are a minimum of $500 per applicant per year, and may be renewable for the full tenure of undergraduate study in eligible fields. Applicants are responsible for contacting the local affiliate (listed in the application) and ensuring all application materials are submitted by Friday, March 15. 2020. 

 Teacher Recommended: Michael C. O'Laughlin Outstanding Senior Award  Deadline April 7, 2020    
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