Mississauga, ON — DeWalt is accepting applications for its 2024 DeWalt Trades Scholarship. The scholarship will award $200,000 in scholarships to 40 students across the U.S. and Canada to support trade education.
Qualifying fields in the scholarship include construction, electrical technology, HVAC, pipefitting, plumbing and welding.
“With more than 350,000 current job openings in the construction field alone, it is critical that we work to develop a strong pipeline of talent for the skilled trades,” said Frank Mannarino, president of power tools group at Stanley Black & Decker.
Applications are open to high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduate students who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year.
To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent is required. Applicants must also be citizens of the United States or Canada.
Only the first 100 applications will be considered for scholarship evaluation.
Since its inception, DeWalt has awarded $650,000 in scholarships to 80 students. Past scholarship recipients pursued education in a variety of fields including building construction technology, welding, plumbing, automotive technology, aviation maintenance, carpentry and HVAC.
Applications for the scholarship close on Jan. 17, 2024. To apply, visit DeWalt Trades Scholarship.