Scholarships relevant to CTE Students

Build Your Future (BYF) & National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) From the "Menu" find many CTE scholarships offered by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Folds of Honor Foundation, Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC), National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and SkillsUSA. 

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation CTE Scholarships available year-round. 

Marquette Builders Exchange in 2018 awarded five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who reside in the Upper Peninsula. Applications are typically due March 1st. For student’s continuing education in: industrial maintenance, welding, masonry, plumbing, carpentry, architecture, engineering, drafting, electrical technology and construction management.

Home Builders Association of the Upper Peninsula Typically four $1,000 scholarships to four high school seniors! Eligibility: A senior high school student residing in the Upper Peninsula, and attending an Upper Peninsula High School who has applied for acceptance into a college curriculum or trade school within the home building or construction industry (Building, Engineering, Architecture, Decorating, Design, Drafting, welding, etc.)

Home Builders Association of the Upper Peninsula The Professional Women in Building Scholarship Award. This scholarship is open to current high school students AND college students. Eligibility:  An Upper Peninsula high school female student who will be going on to a post-secondary school in the Upper Peninsula (2 or 4 year) and enrolled in a trades program. Deadline:  All applications must typically be postmarked no later than May 1st.

Specialized scholarships Non-traditional careers by gender are those careers in which less than 25% of the workforce is of your gender. Choosing a nontraditional career offers a number of benefits, including specialized scholarships. See a listing of Michigan State-Approved CTE Programs Identified as Non-traditional 

John P. Oros Memorial Scholarship For a high school senior residing in the Upper Peninsula, who has applied for acceptance into a college curriculum or trade school within automotive, engineering, welding or industrial maintenance fields. Deadline: all applications must typically be postmarked no later than May 1st. Amount: typically $500.00

Work-Based Learning (WBL) For a senior who is eligible for graduation that is currently enrolled in a WBL experience and has a placement related to their EDP career pathway. Typically three $1,000.00 scholarships; one per WBL category: 1.) C.T.E.  2.) Non-C.T.E.  3.) Special Education / Transition. Applications should be submitted to your MCPA Regional Representative, typically by mid - April.

Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Program to qualified individuals with a desire to learn a skill that is in demand. The program generally launches in April and the deadline to submit applications is typically early June.

Emergency Medical Services For children of career or volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), paramedics or firefighters.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation Eligible students include high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students pursuing degrees in advanced manufacturing and related fields. Students can re-apply every year. Scholarships range from $1,000 - $6,000; $250 million in scholarship money available. Application window closes in February.

Get Into Energy / Get Into STEM Thinking about an energy career as a way to utilize your STEM skills? There are a variety of scholarships that can help you earn a college degree in an energy-related field. 

Horatio Alger Endowment Fund For high school graduates (or equivalency) who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education. 1020 scholarships, up to $2,500 each. Typically opens on March 15 and closes on June 15 each year. An Ishpeming/Negaunee student was a 2018 recipient.