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 fundingsupport@acteonline.org

Horatio Alger Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association is now accepting student applications for its career and technical scholarships until June 15. This year, the association will award 1,020 new CTE scholars to pursue their academic programs at community colleges and nonprofit institutions with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the length of program and need of the student.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Grants

PAYA Grant Initiative

The Deadline for 2019 has passed.
Deadline for 2020: TBD

American Youth Policy Forum
The Deadline for 2019 has passed.
Deadline for 2020: TBD

Metallica Scholars Initiative
The Deadline for 2019 has passed.
Deadline for 2020: TBD

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize
Applications Open
January 29 – April 30, 2019

CTE Student Scholarships

Marine Corps Scholarship Program

Horatio Alger CTE Scholarship
The Deadline for 2019 has passed.
Deadline for 2020: TBD

2019 Youth Public Service Award
The Deadline for 2019 has passed.
Deadline for 2020: TBD

NCCER Construction Craft Scholarships
Applications Open ~ October 1, 2019

Construction Career Scholarships
Various Deadlines

NTHS 2019 CTSO Scholarships
Various Deadlines

PMIEF Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline: May 1

Daniels Fund
Various Deadlines

AWS Foundation Scholarship Programs
The Deadline for 2019 has passed.
Deadline for 2020: TBD

ETA Veteran and Student Scholarship Essay Contest
The Deadline for 2019 has passed.
Deadline for 2020: TBD

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize
Applications Open: January 29 – April 30, 2019

Metallica Scholars Initiative
The Deadline for 2019 has passed.
Deadline for 2020: TBD


State Specific

Utah

Utah State Board of Education Scholarship and Tuition Awards
The Deadline for 2019 has passed. Deadline for 2020: TBD

Nebo CTE Scholarships
The Deadline for 2019 has passed. Deadline for 2020: TBD

Florida

CTE Scholarships
The Deadline for 2019 has passed. Deadline for 2020: TBD

Idaho

Idaho CTE Scholarships
Submission Deadlines: Various Dates

Mississippi

CTE Scholarship to MGCCC
The Deadline for 2019 has passed. Deadline for 2020: TBD

North Dakota

Grants and Scholarships
Submission Deadlines: Various Dates

Texas

CTE Student Scholarships

Arizona

2019 Scholarship
The Deadline for 2019 has passed. Deadline for 2020: TBD

Nevada

Nevada Scholarships
Submission Deadlines: Various Dates

Wyoming

Hathaway Scholarship (update coming out soon)

Indiana

Indiana University Specialized Scholarships
The Deadline for 2019 has passed. Deadline for 2020: TBD

Funding & Recognition Programs

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools – Prize for Teaching Excellence
Applications Open: April 17 – June 17, 2019