Trades Scholarships

Higher Education | Scholarship Opportunities

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John Dowling Odom Welding Scholarship

Trade school students are eligible to apply if they have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. This scholarship is specifically for students pursuing a future career in welding.

Link: John Dowling Odom Welding Scholarship |

Deadline: $1,100

Award Amount: 2/24/2024

Koehler Family Trades Scholarship

 Any high school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student who is studying engineering or the trades may apply for this scholarship.

Link: Koehler Family Trades and Engineering Scholarship |

Deadline: 3/15/2024

Award Amount: $500

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs (NBT) is the foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association. It offers scholarships for technical schools of up to $3,500 twice a year to students pursuing education toward a career in manufacturing.

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Deadline: 3/31/2024

Award Amount: $3,500

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship

Scholarship is open to students enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student in a two or four-year college or an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary automotive, collision repair, or heavy-duty program.


Deadline: 3/31/2024

Award Amount: Varies

Trades Make the World Go ‘Round

Any high school, undergraduate, or trade school student who will be pursuing a trade program, including HVAC, roofing, welding, cosmetology, etc., may apply for this scholarship.

Link: Trades Make the World Go 'Round |

Deadline: 4/30/2024

Award Amount: $500

AmericanTrucks Students Scholarships

Scholarships to students pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study.

Link: AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship Program |

Deadline: 6/15/2024

Award Amount: $2500

Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholarship

These $2,000 scholarships are open to students pursuing a trade school education in carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing or construction management.

Link: Home Depot Foundation Scholarship – MyScholarship.App

Deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

Award Amount: $2,000