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Joshua’s Home Remodeling Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Nov 28, 2024
Winners Announced
Dec 28, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student
Major of Interest:
Construction, engineering, plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, architecture, etc.

The trades are vital, though often underappreciated, career fields that are essential for the functioning of society.

The trades not only are necessary for basic construction and upkeep but also for innovation. Through fields like engineering and architecture, people are able to make noticeable changes and improvements in the construction of our world. To ensure the brightest future possible, it’s crucial for all those interested in the trades to have the financial resources necessary to pursue their degrees.

This scholarship seeks to support students who are pursuing higher education in trade-related fields. 

Any high school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student who is interested in construction, engineering, plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, architecture, etc. may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us what skills you possess that will help you go into your field of choice and why you’re interested in that path.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published December 28, 2023
Essay Topic

What skills do you possess that will help you go into the field you are going into and why is that field of interest to you?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Katherine Rodríguez
Community College of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA
I am really proud of using my father's absence as a way to motivate me to persevere instead of pondering over it with no success. Growing up I never had much money. Most of my life I grew up without being covered by any medical insurance. My family would do everything to prevent us from getting hurt. Of course, getting hurt isn't ever planned. But, if we got hurt they tried their hardest to fix the issue themselves; hospitals were always the last option. Over the years, my family became my biggest strength to propel me forward. Truth be told. I always enjoyed going to the hospital. Whether it was for me or accompanying someone else, I loved it. Even though going to the doctor was never a good thing for my family, I always looked forward to it. What really stuck with me was the entire backstory of what was going on inside everyone’s mind, especially my family’s. They were never evaluated psychologically but I knew that this was a huge part of health. I knew that thinking was a part of everyday life and it drove our behavior. There had to be processes that occurred just like with our bodies. I was a very observant person and noticed that my family had many issues, especially from putting their emotions aside to succeed and move the family forward in a new country. They had a lot of stress from money, adapting, and more. My care and introspection produced my interest and passion for psychology and the brain. Once I graduate high school I plan to major in psychology and Neuroscience to become a Psychologist to understand a person firmly. My education is a very prominent aspect of my life. I strive to graduate at the top of my class, and so far I am achieving that in high school. I want to achieve the same thing or similar when I graduate from college. I know this will attract job offers and is a means to finance further education, but I know that this isn’t the only thing I want from college. I need the knowledge, skills, and experience. These will all lead to personal growth. I want to expand my professional network and with the help of my professors and advisors, I will get a chance for these opportunities. Through these networks, I can also take on internships in my preferred area of study and network even further. I would be able to do research in areas such as; disabilities if color can cause certain reactions out of people or a rat’s choices in a maze to reach the cheese. These case studies and experiments would expand on what I learned in textbooks; it would make me well-rounded, just like volunteering has. I am really proud that I am taking the responsibility of taking college classes full-time at a community college. My senior year has been filled with autonomy that allowed me to explore psychology. I can make my family proud. Someone that was never a part of my life should not control my vision, I am defined by my passion and contribution. When I was younger I never thought that I could get anywhere without him. But, there is so much more growth in demand for my life, connections to make, knowledge to gain, and experiences I will have, and I am so glad that Psychology is my passion where I can serve others.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Nov 28, 2024. Winners will be announced on Dec 28, 2024.