Scholarships aren't just for lawyers, doctors and accountants anymore. In fact, they really haven't been for quite some time. You might be surprised to learn just how many scholarships are available to students who plan to pursue careers more in the "vocational" areas. While there certainly seem to be different paths available to students graduating high school and considering their educational and career options, the two don't need to diverge quite as much as one might think. Sure, there are still community colleges and tech schools that one may attend, perhaps even for a shorter period of time and without a bunch of requirements outside their career focus, there are also plenty of other ways to pursue a career as a mechanic, electrician or plant manager.
Naturally, Scholarships.com has a comprehensive list of scholarships for you to peruse, regardless of which type of institution you plan to attend. Also, there are scholarships available to children of vocational employees and much more. The important thing is that you find something you like doing and are good at and learn how to do it well so people will actually pay you to do something you enjoy! Oh, and that you are able to pay for your education, too, of course!
To be eligible for the A.C. "Kate" & Leo Joseph Merlone St. Dominic Catholic Church of Saginaw Member Scholarship, applicants must either be a high school senior or a current undergraduate or graduate (or trade school) enrolled full-time at a Michigan school, have a 3.0 GPA, and be a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church of Saginaw. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More
The A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, food-service, or hospitality related major. First preference will be given to students attending a school in Kentucky, followed by any culinary arts students at Johnson & Wales University, or the Culinary Institute of America, followed by Hotel and Restaurant Administration majors at Indiana [...] More
The AFWA offers a variety of Undergraduate and Master's scholarships for women in finance and accounting. For Undergraduate/5-Year Degree Scholarships, the awards are presented to students who have completed their sophomore year of college (or 60 semester hours or the equivalent) by the time of the application deadline and are majoring in accounting or finance. Candidates must have a minimum [...] More
The Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship Fund provides assistance to students in the field of automotive technology and related applied technologies. Scholarships are awarded each year to New Mexico graduating high school seniors and/or continuing college students. Students must pursue a degree or certificate from a non-profit public, automotive or technical vocational institution including [...] More
The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications.
The scholarship awards $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees. Please note that funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the student’s name. To be [...] More
Tidewater AGC of Virginia is offering academic scholarships for the purpose of assisting students interested in pursuing a career in engineering, design, construction and related professions. In order to apply for a Tidewater AGC Educational Scholarship, you must be one of the following: employed by a Tidewater district AGC member firm, an immediate family member of an employee of a Tidewater [...] More
The Army Engineer Memorial Awards were established in 1973 as a living memorial to Engineer Officers killed in Vietnam and are given annually to honor all Engineer Officers who died in the line of duty. A candidate for an award may be any graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired [...] More
Baylor delivers an amazing return for your investment. We offer the benefits and resources of a large research university, with the family atmosphere of a small school. Our campus is a nurturing environment with small class sizes, where faculty members know each student personally and care about your success. There are many ways to make a Baylor education fit your family's budget. Very few [...] More
Members of the Brook Hollow Golf Club have established a scholarship program to assist employees of Brook Hollow Golf Club (“BHGC”) or their children and grandchildren who desire to pursue higher education but require financial assistance to do so. Scholarship amounts are decided on a case-by-case basis, generally ranging from $1,000 – $6,000 per year. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and [...] More
This scholarship was established by the friends, family, and colleagues of Carol Hurley, a VSAC outreach counselor who helped first-generation college-bound students prepare for college. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating from Randolph Area Vocational Center, Randolph Union High School, Rochester Union High School, Whitcomb High School, Windsor High School, or Woodstock Union High [...] More
The Community Council of Idaho's Hispanic Scholarship is awarded to nine deserving, low-income high school students or first time collegiate bound Idahoans. Applicants must be residents of Idaho, be of Hispanic origin, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, pursue an academic major and be enrolling as a college freshman in the fall of the year the award is offered.
The Chevron International REACH (Recognizing Excellence and ACHievement) Scholarship Program is sponsored by Chevron for the children of its employees and retirees. The Program was established to recognize and assist outstanding children who plan to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarships are offered for one academic year for full-time undergraduate study. Renewable scholarships are offered [...] More
The goal of the Scholarship Program is to help ease the burden of college costs on Abbott families, not fully cover the costs of attending a university. Scholarship awards are based on a number of factors including family income and the average cost of public, in-state or in-country college/university tuition. Scholarships are not renewable and award amounts can and do fluctuate. Scholarships [...] More
Cornerstone Charitable Scholarship Trust targets disadvantaged high school and post high school graduates across the State of Arkansas, under age 25 and eligible applicants with funding resulting from the Mauldin vs. Arkansas State Hospital Consent Decree, United States District Court No. LR-C-8777. To be eligible to apply, applicants must: be African-American; demonstrate financial need; have [...] More
Del Norte Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist New Mexico credit union members who are high school seniors and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Eligible applicants must: be a high school senior, equivalent home school senior, or a recipient of a GED received in same year of higher education enrollment; plan to enroll in full-time [...] More
The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit 501-c3 corporation that provides scholarships for outstanding high school seniors who participate in activities and events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, including the San Diego County Fair. The Vocational Education Scholarship requires that the student must have participated (but not necessarily during the application year) in the San Diego [...] More
The Donald Stuart Corsaut Memorial Scholarship was established as an enduring legacy to a special man and his dream of taking a chance on someone who has a special spark. Applicants must be a Saginaw County resident; have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be pursuing an undergraduate degree, vocational certification, or journeyman's card. Preference may be given to a student studying machine tool operations, [...] More
Dunkin’ and its franchisees are committed to a strong local community. The Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program has been established to recognize the importance of education and provide support to residents of the community and our extended corporate family. This program will award up to twenty $5,000 scholarships to qualified students throughout the region.
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible for most scholarships. Awards are available to graduating high school [...] More
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits dependent children with strong financial need, as well as spouses and domestic partners of 9/11 victims. Scholarships may be used to attend an accredited vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year college, four-year college, or university located in the United States.
Recipients may receive scholarship awards for up to four years, or [...] More
To be eligible for the First Presbyterian Church of Richardson Mitchell/Tufts Scholarship, applicants must: be active members of a Presbyterian church; reside in North Central Texas; be accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled in a two- or four-year undergraduate program in an accredited college, university, vocational school or trade school; demonstrate financial need; and, have work [...] More
The First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a child of a law enforcement officer who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
Awards are based on financial need, academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting [...] More
The Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is the child of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
This award recognizes financial need, academic achievement, and the candidate must show a strong commitment to service in the community. A declared major is not required, but [...] More
The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. Awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit and other achievements, such as demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. This scholarship may be renewed annually (for up to a maximum of four [...] More
Scholarships are offered to individuals and families living with a bleeding disorder. It is our goal that those living with bleeding disorders have access to educational opportunities that will enhance their lives and prepare them to become self-sufficient and productive members of the workforce. The scholarship program goals are as follows: improved patient and family access to insurance; [...] More
To be eligible for the Dave & Laurie Russell Family Scholarship for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Families, students must be Habitat for Humanity of Kent County home owners or an immediate family member (spouse/partner, child, step-child) residing in the home pursuing an undergraduate degree or certification at an accredited vocational trade program, two-year or four-year college or [...] More
The GRCF Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship is designed to assist residents of the West Michigan area who are wards of the court or previously have been a ward of the court and have been discharged successfully. Applicants should be referred by a caseworker, must be accepted at a college/university or training school, demonstrate financial need and a 2.5 minimum GPA. For more information or to apply, [...] More
To be eligible for the Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship, students must be seniors at South Christian High School located in Grand Rapids Michigan entering a full-time program in the fall at any accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school and majoring in healthcare, education, or business. Applicants must also have financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. For [...] More
The Hardin-Simmons University Endowed Scholarships for Ministerial Students is for undergraduate ministerial students who are majoring or minoring in Logsdon School of Theology are eligible for ministerial scholarships. Endowed scholarships for ministerial students vary in the amounts that are awarded. Freshman and sophomores typically receive a base-level award amount for the fall and spring [...] More
The Hope Through Learning Award is a $2,500 scholarship available to youth age 24 and under residing in Allegheny County who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness during their school attendance years, and who are going on to a higher education or career training program for the first time. Homelessness is defined as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence, and [...] More
The Independent Hardee’s Franchisee Association (IHFA) has established a scholarship program to assist employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
Applicants to The Independent Hardee’s Franchisee Association Scholarship Program must be [...] More
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation provides unrestricted Scholar Grants to students who identify as women or nonbinary, are 35 and older and demonstrate financial need. Inspired by our namesake, Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation transforms futures through education. Our vision is to inspire a better world by empowering women through [...] More
At JFCS, we annually help hundreds of Jewish students achieve these goals by providing them with loans and grants. In order to apply, you must be Jewish and have been a legal and permanent resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting your application. Must be able to demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA [...] More
JSSA is the health and social wellness agency that supports our neighbors facing life’s consequential moments. Serving Montgomery County, MD, northern Virginia, and DC, our work is built on a commitment to healing our corner of the world. Our high-quality services are rooted in caring and designed with you in mind. Whether you’re coming to us for help in navigating end-of-life care for a loved [...] More
JVS Chicago offers scholarships to Jewish students residing in the Chicago metropolitan area (including Lake County, Indiana). Eligible applicants must: were either born and raised in Chicago area or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment; plan on remaining in the Chicago area after completing school; are entering an accredited graduate program [...] More
Kids' Chance of Michigan is one of more than 48 state chapters associated with Kids’ Chance of America, a national organization. At Kids' Chance of Michigan we’re dedicated to helping Michigan kids who need it most – those who need assistance for college or vocational education because a parent has been killed or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident. Our mission is to raise funds [...] More
Kids’ Chance of New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created with the purpose to provide scholarships for college and vocational education to children of New York workers who have been fatally or seriously injured in a work-related accident, resulting in financial need. Scholarship awards vary and depend largely on the needs and educational expenses of the student. Scholarships may [...] More
The Kinnett Scholarship for College/Further Education, aimed at graduating seniors from NSSED-affiliated high schools (see website), grants $1,000 scholarships to: students receiving special education services pursuing further education through college, vocational school, or post-secondary programs; or, students planning on getting a degree in special education. For more information or to apply, [...] More
The KCF has more than 100 scholarship funds. The vast majority of our scholarship funds require residency in Kosciusko County, Indiana, or attendance at a high school serving Kosciusko County in order to be eligible. Scholarships can be used for tuition, books and academic fees, but not for room and board. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Kreager Family Scholarship is offered to students who have suffered the loss of a parent or parents through death or abandonment after infancy. To be eligible, applicants must: be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or attends a high school within Kalamazoo County, or a graduating high school senior who is enrolled in South Haven High School or Gull Lake High [...] More
The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology provides an annual scholarship to a graduating female high school senior or returning female college student who intends to further their education at a two-year or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school and will be seeking a degree in a technology-related field.
The students eligible for assistance shall be [...] More
To be eligible for the LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships, applicants must: be a graduating high school senior enrolled in a college or trade school in the US or Canada; be a US citizen; have a 3.0 GPA; and, identify as LGBTQ. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
Loren and Becky Roslund began building their farm in 1977. As their daughters, Angie and Allison were born, the family farm continued to practice modern technology and efficiency, all the while remembering to keep the family involved. After growing up with agriculture at their fingertips, the Roslund Family established this scholarship in 2009 to assist other young adults interested in the [...] More
The National Roofing Foundation (NRF) has established a scholarship program to assist employees, immediate family members of employees or immediate family of NRCA contractor members who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs. Scholarship recipients will receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the [...] More
MBUSI established the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship program to assist Alabama high school seniors and dependent children of MBUSI Team Members who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Half of the scholarships are granted to children of Team Members, the other half to students from high schools in the selected areas. High school seniors from the [...] More
To be eligible for the Mildred Sorensen National Scholarship, students must have a 2.5 GPA and be a high school graduate enrolled in a technical (vocational) educational program leading to a certificate, diploma, associate's degree, or higher. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
Logsdon programs provide opportunities to serve in 21st-century ministries while nurturing your faith and deepening your understanding of God and Scripture. All undergraduate ministerial students who are majoring or minoring in Logsdon School of Theology are eligible for ministerial scholarships. Logsdon’s Ministry Guidance Office administers two types of scholarships: 1) Hardin-Simmons endowed [...] More
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education. The Minnesota State Grant Program is the largest financial aid program administered by the Office of Higher Education, awarding more than $210 million in need-based grants to Minnesota residents attending [...] More
The Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarships Program is the most comprehensive in the state, offering worthy students more and diverse award opportunities. The program provides high school seniors, vocational students and college undergraduates with awards that are not only generous, but also renewable. Eligibility: -Must have graduated from a Minnesota high school and be a Minnesota resident [...] More
Jackson-Stricks Scholarship provides financial aid that enables students with physical challenges to pursue academic study or vocational training which leads to independent living. Scholarships are available to students with physical challenges that affect mobility, vision or hearing who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the New York Metropolitan Area. For more [...] More
Oklahoma Christian awards more than $19 million in institutional scholarships and grants every year. Generous donors make it possible for Oklahoma Christian to offer a variety of scholarships for new and returning students majoring in preaching, Bible, ministry, vocational ministry and more. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
Oklahoma Christian University applicants interested in becoming Bible majors are encouraged to apply for College of Biblical Studies endowed scholarship awards. Award amounts vary based on academic profile and demonstrated financial need. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s [...] More
The Osage Nation Education Department strives to provide educational and supportive services to Osages so they can obtain the skills needed to become productive individuals and contributors to their community. The Osage Nation offers scholarships to interested students. To apply, applicants must submit: a current, complete transcript of grades; a copy of your class schedule for the term for which [...] More
The purpose of PAF's Scholarships for Survivors is to provide support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life threatening debilitating disease within the past five years. Applicants must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their life and their future goals. For more information or [...] More
The Rotary Club of Palo Alto vocational scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to students who will enroll in an accredited career program or vocational program at a community college in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Eligible students will enroll in a program leading to a certificate or degree, and will plan to go directly into employment in that field upon completion of [...] More
The Pauahi Foundation administers scholarships that have been created by private donors. Many awards may be determined based on merit, while some are restricted for those students who demonstrate a financial need or for students applying from specific geographic regions. Scholarships are available to the general public, including students who are not graduates of Kamehameha Schools.
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) realizes the substantial rewards of giving a way into educational opportunities to eager Hispanic students. PMAHCC supports scholarship funds of the Hispanic community in Pittsburgh and continues to give time and effort in the accumulation and security of their resources to benefit the continuous rise of the number of [...] More
The Pride Foundation offers scholarships to support LGBTQ+ and allied students living in the Northwest. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington (but may study anywhere) or be attending school in one of those five states. Applicants must also be pursuing a post-secondary education of any kind. Current college students and those individuals planning to [...] More
The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation provides financial support to students whose lives have been affected by rheumatoid disease (RD), as they advance their education. Applicants must be U.S. residents applying to a post-secondary/vocational institution or already enrolled at a college or vocational school. Applicant has a confirmed diagnosis of RA or JRA/JIA, or has a parent with such a diagnosis [...] More
Eligible applicants for the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship must be dependents of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone construction or maintenance activities within the work zone, including mobile operations and the installation of roadside safety features. Spouses of fallen workers and parents with custody or legal guardianship of surviving children are also eligible. [...] More
In 2011, Cumberland Community Foundation received a generous gift from the estate of Robert H. Short. The charitable purpose of the gift was to help local students obtain a college degree. The Robert H. Short Scholars Program now provides last-dollar-in scholarships up to $7,500/year (up to $30,000 total for up to four years) to students from Cumberland County, NC who will attend any four-year [...] More
To be eligible for the San Patricio Electric Cooperative Scholarship, applicants must: be high school seniors graduating from a high school or homeschool program located within one of the nine counties served by SPEC (see website for details); planning on attending a college/university or a vocational/technical institution; and, be the child of an active member of SPEC and receive electric [...] More
Sertoma's Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or d/Deaf, is the leading funder of scholarships for Hard of Hearing or d/Deaf students since the program's inception in 1994. Students with a clinically-significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship. Applicants must [...] More
SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Basic eligibility requirements: -Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a [...] More
The Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for college and graduate education and post-secondary vocational training for children and grandchildren of eligible retirees and employees of businesses previously owned and operated by Sid Richardson and designated successor companies and organizations. There are no limits to the number of eligible family members who may apply [...] More
Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with hemophilia A or hemophilia B who present the best combination of a creative and persuasive essay, excellent recommendations, and superior academic standing.
Applicants must be a U.S. resident attending a school in the U.S. and be a high school senior or graduate, have completed high school or an equivalent (GED), or be currently accepted to (or [...] More
The SVC Foundation is dedicated to developing future leaders in vacuum coating technology. We support the education and scientific activities of both students and those working in this field. There are three different opportunities available: College Scholarships, Industry Scholarships, and Student Travel Sponsorship. The SVC Foundation Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students studying [...] More
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) is the divinity school of Trinity International University. We offer doctoral and master’s degree programs in Illinois, Florida, Korea, and at extension sites in the U.S. Whichever location you choose, you’ll find a variety of evangelical denominations and theological traditions teaching, studying, serving, and worshiping together. Trinity Evangelical [...] More
The American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship service supports educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. Applicants must be full-time undergrad students attending a 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational school. Preference is given to students with a GPA between 2.0-3.5 and an ACT score of 14 or above, but all [...] More
Yum! Brands is committed to providing education opportunities for our employees and their dependent children. All active, U.S.-based employees of Yum!, Yum Connect, PH Connect, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell or KFC and legal dependents* of those employees who meet the criteria are eligible to apply. Applicants must have worked a minimum of 6 months continuous active employment and have worked 15 hours per [...] More
The Chief Petty Offices scholarship supports relatives of US Navy Chief Petty Officers. Candidates must be about to graduate or have graduated from an accredited high school, or equivalent educational institution or have successfully earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and must intend to enter, or be currently enrolled in a community college, vocational college, college or university to [...] More
To be eligible for the George Snow High School Scholarship, applicants must: attend school in Palm Beach County, or select Broward County schools (Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Beach High School, & Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School). Home schooled students living in Palm Beach County or home schooled students that would be attending high school at Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Beach High [...] More
The John F. & Edith L. Wilsterman Foundation scholarship program is open to all college and trade/vocational students who have graduated from a high school located within Genesee County, Michigan. Applications may be submitted in any of the six years following the year of graduation from high school.
The foundation seeks candidates with character and the potential for achievement in [...] More
The Mary Lou Marks Smith Scholarship is awarded to a community college student majoring in horticulture, floral design or other gardening related fields who is a legal resident of the State of Maine. The Scholarship will be given every other year, in odd-numbered years. It is mailed to the college at the beginning of the second semester. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, students in grades 9-12 from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 [...] More
The Vocational (Bettinger, Holden & Perry) scholarship requires students to be in a one or two-year program with the intent to become a grower or greenhouse manager. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
This fund was created through an estate gift from William J. Blair. Scholarships provide assistance to graduating seniors and families from any Fort Collins high school who are unable to pay for a college or vocational school education. Applicant must be a graduating senior, attending a post-secondary college or vocational school, and have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. An essay discussing [...] More
Metallica, an extremely popular heavy metal band from the 80’s is recently enjoying new-found popularity and relevance with a new generation, thanks to the popular television show “Stranger Things”. Not only did they create the incredibly popular song “Enter Sandman” and “One”, they have also founded the Metallica Scholars Initiative. $100,000 in scholarships will be available for students studying in career programs through Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH). [...]
When it comes to financial aid, there are two types that tend to be seen as the most desirable: scholarships and grants. But while most people are familiar with scholarships, grants are less well understood. [...]
With the fall semester almost ending, it’s a good time to apply for scholarships. Students can utilize their Thanksgiving break to apply for the scholarships listed below. Want more opportunities? They can also find a full list of November scholarships here. [...]