Scholarships for Career and Technical Education

The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team
Provides $187,500 per year in scholarships for community college. 150 scholarships are awarded annually across four tiers of recipients in varying amounts: Fifty New Century Gold Scholars are awarded $1,500, fifty Silver Scholars are awarded $1,250, and fifty Bronze Scholars are awarded $1,000. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa. Application opens September 2017.

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Phi Theta Kappa’s first scholarship program available to its members to be used during the time they are enrolled in community colleges. Up to 200 scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded based on applications submitted by members. Application opens March 1, 2018. 

Engineer Girl!
An essay contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. Application opens September 2017.

Federal Aviation Administration
A wide variety of scholarships and grant information related to the field of aviation can be accessed through the FAA website.

Gloria & Carlos Bell Charitable Trust
Scholarships for students attending the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in engineering or science. Interested students may be eligible for a paid overnight trip to visit campus including airfare and hotel room for student and parent. Due February 1, 2018.

Greater Richmond Relocation Council
Scholarship for seniors who have relocated 50 or more miles.

Imagine America Scholarship
For seniors bound for specific Auto/HVAC Tech Colleges, Culinary Schools, Business Schools, and other career colleges that are private and for-profit.

Johnson & Wales University
Students who completed the "Culinary Essentials" curriculum in high school may receive a $1,000 scholarship upon acceptance to JWU, renewable for four years. Other scholarships available as well.

Michigan State University
Extensive list of scholarships, primarily for minority students.

National Future Farmers of America Organization
Scholarships for horticulture, animal science, marketing, etc. Some scholarships are for FFA members only. Applications available November 2017.

National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation Scholarship
High school senior who has maintained outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT/ ACT scores.

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Scholarships
Male or female students pursuing a career in a construction related field at a two or four year accredited school. Most engineering majors qualify as being a "construction-related career". Financial need is required. Application available fall of 2017.

National Restaurant Association Scholarships
Seniors considering culinary, baking, and restaurant industries as a career field. Available for 2 and/or 4 year programs. Application available January 2018.

National School Plant Management Association Scholarship Award
High School seniors wanting to earn an Associates or Bachelor's degree.

Richmond Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarship
High school senior, must be a member or their parent(s) must be a member of a Richmond Chapter Credit Union. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and demonstrated leadership skills and strong involvement in community service. Can be used for college, technical or trade schools.

Shire ADHA Scholarship Program
For a graduating senior who has been diagnosed with ADHD and who will be attending a college, university, or technical school.

Virginia State Fair Scholarship Program
The State Fair of Virginia offers several scholarships through its many youth competitions. The 2017 State Fair will be September 29 to October 8.

VACTE Student Scholarship
Graduating Virginia senior who plans to attend college to prepare to teach Career & Technical Education. 

Virginia Council on Women STEM Essay Scholarship Contest
Young women who are juniors or seniors in high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must submit a 700-1,000 word essay on STEM.

Virginia School Plant Management Association (VSPMA) Scholarship
For seniors who will be attending an accredited career/technical school or college/university where the student’s learning will be focused on building applications and studies in the area of building design, building construction, building engineering and facility maintenance.