Trade skills are important for our society, and yet they are often overlooked.
Trades allow students to get a different type of education that will help them be successful in the career they are choosing. To support trade students pursuing a career in STEM, the Appalachian Region Vocational Scholarship will support students in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia as they pursue their passions. Industry jobs cannot be overlooked, so this scholarship will encourage students to take their own path toward a trade school education.
Students from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia are eligible to apply if they are going to trade school, or a traditional 2 or 4 year college for a STEM career, with a focus on engineering. To apply, students must be a first generation college student currently or looking to study STEM.
In your application, write about why you are pursuing the career you have chosen and how you will use your career to make a difference.