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.

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The Architectural Woodwork Institute Education Foundation (AWIEF) invites woodwork program instructors or school administrators to nominate an outstanding woodwork student for consideration of the 2022 AWIEF Scholarship Program.

Scholarship winners receive financial scholarship proceeds that can be used to offset costs of their woodwork studies for admissions, class supplies, and or books that might be incurred through their education institutions.

NEW THIS YEAR!!! YOU MAY NOMINATE 2 students per instructor!! AWIEF has $50,000 they are trying to award in 2022!

But the giving doesn’t stop there. The foundation received a 2 million dollar gift in 2021. While one portion funds the Randolph Estabrook Scholarship program, the other is designated for a grant program intended to support and enhance school equipment needs. Please review the application for all the requirements and timeline. Grant applications are due by March 31, 2022. All information can be found by visiting the AWIEF scholarships website.

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a nonprofit woodworking school in Rockport, ME, is expanding its Teaching the Teachers scholarship program, awarding scholarships to schools and service organizations that teach woodworking to economically disadvantaged communities. Scholarships cover the full cost of enrolling a partner institution’s instructor in CFC’s workshops, so that he or she can return to their own programs with new woodworking skills and information, and a vision of the educational woodshop that they can share with their own communities. Founded in 1993, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s mission is to provide the best possible education for people who want to design and build functional, beautiful, and expressive work out of wood to the highest standard of craftsmanship. For more information about becoming a partner institution in the Teaching the Teachers program contact Ellen Dyer at or 207-594-5611.

Agricultural Workforce Training Grant Programs

The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $29 million in grant funding for their Education and Workforce Program (EWP), which includes the Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy and Agricultural Workforce Training Grants.

These programs, listed in more detail below, offer eligible institutions grants for professional development opportunities, in order to provide K-14 educators an increased awareness of food and agricultural science disciplines and career opportunities, and to help them develop an enriched curriculum for training the next generation of the agricultural workforce.

Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy Grant program: Participants are expected to develop skills necessary for integrating food and agricultural science concepts in their classes; explore the opportunities available in food and agricultural science career paths; and/or forge mentorships with professional and business leaders, and faculty. Grants can be for up to $300,000 for four-year projects. Deadline for submitting an application is June 13, 2019.

Agricultural Workforce Training Grant program: The goal is to expand job-based, experiential learning opportunities that lead to the development of the food and agricultural science workforce through curriculum development at community, junior, and technical colleges/institutes. Grants can be awarded for up to $500,000. Deadline for the Letter of Intent is June 11, 2019, and the application deadline is Aug. 22, 2019.

Institutions who are eligible to apply and receive grant funding under these programs include, but are not limited to land-grant institutions, for-profit organizations other than small businesses, individuals, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, private institutions of higher ed, small businesses, state agricultural experiment stations, and state controlled institutions of higher ed.

For more information on the grants and submission details, please visit the grant announcement page on NIFA’s website.

The deadlines are June 11, and 13, 2019.

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