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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PAYA Grant Initiative

New America and the members of the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship are excited to invite applications for the PAYA Grant Initiative, which will support states, cities, and regions working to make this vision a reality.
The PAYA Grant Initiative will award four to eight grants (up to approx. $200,000 each) to support partnerships working together to build high-quality youth apprenticeships to meet local economic need. The grants will support partnerships in designing and implementing strategies to:

  • launch, expand and strengthen youth apprenticeship programs aligned to the PAYA Principles for High-Quality Youth Apprenticeship;
  • advance policy and system alignment to mainstream youth apprenticeship; and,
  • improve understanding and awareness of youth apprenticeship to lay a foundation for sustainable expansion.

To accelerate this work, grantees will also receive technical assistance from the PAYA National Partners and will engage as a cohort in cross-site learning activities. Together, the grantee cohort will form a visible national community of innovators at the forefront of the movement to expand participation in high-quality youth apprenticeship programs that produce equitable outcomes for students, employers, and communities.


PAYA Grant Initiative
Deadline: March 8, 2019

American Youth Policy Forum
Deadline March 15

Metallica Scholars Initiative
2019 TBA

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

CTE Student Scholarships

Marine Corps Scholarship Program

Horatio Alger CTE Scholarship
Applications Open ~ March 15, 2019

2019 Youth Public Service Award
Deadline Feb. 1, 2019

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
District Scholarships due March 1
National Scholarships due February 15

ETA Veteran and Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline January 7

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

Metallica Scholars Initiative
2019 TBA

State Specific


Utah State Board of Education Scholarship and Tuition Awards
Submission Period: November 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019

Nebo CTE Scholarships
Submission Period: February 1, 2019 and April 1, 2019


CTE Scholarships
Submission Deadlines: Fall Semester June 19, Spring Semester November 13, Summer Semester March 16


Idaho CTE Scholarships
Submission Deadlines: Various Dates


CTE Scholarship to MGCCC
Submission Deadlines: April 1

North Dakota

Grants and Scholarships
Submission Deadlines: Various Dates


CTE Student Scholarships


2019 Scholarship
Submission Deadline: February 18, 2019


Nevada Scholarships
Submission Deadlines: Various Dates


Hathaway Scholarship (update coming out soon)


Indiana University Specialized Scholarships
Submission deadline: February 1

Funding & Recognition Programs

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