Stiger Technical Scholarship

$1,000
1 winner$1,000
In Review
Application Deadline
Jan 20, 2024
Winners Announced
Feb 20, 2024
Education Level
High School
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
State:
Michigan
Desired Education:
Trade school
Education Level:
State:
Desired Education:
High school senior
Michigan
Trade school

The Stiger family seeks to help students in Michigan that seek a more technical path following their high school education. 

The aim is to help high-achieving students who are not interested in four-year bachelor degrees from state and private universities, but instead are choosing to pursue higher education through skilled trades in an accredited technical program. The Stiger Technical Scholarship will support students and their passion for a more hands-on career in trades such as electrician, welding, carpentry, HVAC, automotive restoration, etc. 

High school seniors from Michigan are eligible to apply if they are pursuing a trade after high school. To apply, write about the field of study you wish to pursue and what that career path means to you. All finalists, must also submit a letter of recommendation.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published September 27, 2023
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
In Review
Application Deadline
Jan 20, 2024
Winners Announced
Feb 20, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please share the field of study you're pursuing and what makes you passionate about it. What does it mean to you to begin a career in that field?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Chantalyia Draper
Cass Technical High SchoolDetroit, MI
I’ve always heard “do what you love and the money will follow”. So therefore, I want to have a career that I absolutely love so that I can actually enjoy going to work. With my career I would also love to help out other people since that’s what I love doing at heart. Factors that have influenced my decision to become an electrician is the fact that it’s affordable for me, it’s a good career, I get to help other people, and the best part in my opinion l; not having to go to school for a long time. With affording post secondary education being a main concern of mine, this was one reason I chose to go to trade school to be an electrician. I’m honestly scared to death to be in debt and want absolutely nothing to do with it. This would be an alternative for me right now, then I may go to college to pursue electrical engineering. I then would be able to have both of the careers I always wanted without being in debt by hundreds of thousands of dollars. As far as financially, this would be a good career for me to pursue. My personal values and interest plays a role as to why I chose to pursue becoming an electrician. I love to help other people and make others around me and what better way to do that than to get a career that allows you to do what you value. My interest has also always been with electricity and putti