Grants and Scholarships Resource Center

This resource is designed to support career and technical education professionals and their students to seek support for their CTE programs and for funding assistance for tuition to pursue postsecondary CTE studies. Check back frequently as new programs are announced routinely.

If you are aware of support resources not listed here, please share that information with Julia Kasper at

Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

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Counselor and Educator CTE Scholarship Poster

Please download this poster to participate in the ACTE Counseling and Career Development Incentive Program. List students from your school on the poster who complete their Post-Secondary CTE applications. Once the form is filled with 10 or more names, scan and email the completed form to by May 31. ACTE will email you a certificate for completing the incentive program and supporting students at your school with their post-secondary CTE journeys.

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the Aim High Flight Academy are giving high school students the opportunity to apply for a fully paid immersive 3-week flight training inspiration.  High school students (ages 16-18) learn to fly, explore pathways for careers in aviation. Application is open from Sept. 1 – Oct. 15.

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Harbor Freight Tools for Schools

We shine a light on outstanding educators with the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, awarded annually to outstanding U.S. skilled trades teachers and programs.

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Ford Fund is teaming up with Ford Dealers to welcome the next generation of auto technicians by awarding $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) tuition scholarships to financially-struggling students pursuing careers in auto and auto/diesel technology. This need-based scholarship is applied to a student’s school tuition account and may be used for all cost of attendance, including tuition, tools, living expenses and transportation.

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SkillsUSA members are encouraged to apply for annual college/post-secondary scholarships as a SkillsUSA member benefit. Scholarships for CTE programs are available.

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Apply for the Ortho Dermatologics ASPIRE HIGHER Scholarship which may be used for a certification or technical degree.  *For students who have been treated for dermatologic conditions.

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The Architectural Woodwork Institute Education Foundation (AWIEF) Scholarship Program gives woodworking students the opportunity to receive $500 – $4,000 to offset the costs of their woodwork studies.­­­

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Our scholarships encourage the participation of talented individuals who could not otherwise afford to attend our courses at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Students interested in the field of wood craftsmanship and design should apply for one of the student scholarships.

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Our Teaching the Teachers program awards scholarships directly to educational and service organizations that teach woodworking to economically disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and abroad. Nominations accepted.

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The Louis T. Fiore Electronic Communications Scholarship
The Scholarship is open to anyone studying an electronics curriculum, specifically electronic communications, or software development related to electronic communications, regardless of financial need. Students seeking such a degree in electrical engineering or an associate degree in electronics at any nationally accredited educational institution may apply.

Accepting applications until 9/15.

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