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Scholarships

Resource: The MBI U.S. and Canada Modular Construction Educational Foundations

Each year, the foundations provide $5,000 in educational scholarships to employees of MBI member companies or employee spouses, children, or grandchildren. The MBI Foundation provides one $2,500 scholarship and the Canadian Foundation provides one $2,500 scholarship. Applicants apply directly to the foundations and must be enrolled or enrolling in a two- or four-year institution.

Requirements

  • Any course of study is eligible; it does not have to be related to construction.

  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 high school or college grade point average.

  • Be able to submit copies of school transcripts, submit at least one letter of recommendation, and submit a personal statement.

Resource: Chemeketa Foundation Scholarship

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be registered as a student at Chemeketa Community College and:

  • Be carrying a minimum of between 3 to 5 credits per term;
  • Commit to pursuing a degree or certificate in Apprenticeship Programs (Plumbing, HVAC, Electrician and Sheet Metal);
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need;
  • Enrolled in the 1st or 2nd year of their apprenticeship;
  • Preference given to 2nd year students who received the first year apprenticeship scholarship; and Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Students who receive the scholarship in their first year are more likely to receive the scholarship in the second year too, as long as they apply both years. If any of the first year students do not meet the criteria in their second year, the second year scholarships will go to students who have not yet been awarded the scholarship.

Students apply in February/March for the following year. Visit https://www.chemeketa.edu/about/chemeketa-foundation/scholarships/ for more information.

Work Ethic Scholarship Program (Annual Scholarship)

  • Each year, we look for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  The Work Ethic Scholarship Program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

Scholarship

BILL HARVEY-CJ HANSEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION(Annual Scholarship)

  • Oregon PHCC is pleased to offer scholarships to Oregon apprentices in plumbing, heating or cooling programs.

https://orphcc.com/scholarship

2019National Auxiliary Bradford White Industry Scholarship Application

  • Oregon PHCC is pleased to offer scholarships to Oregon apprentices in plumbing, heating or cooling programs.

https://orphcc.com/scholarship

2019 National Auxiliary Scholarship Application (Annual Scholarship)

  • Oregon PHCC is pleased to offer scholarships to Oregon apprentices in plumbing, heating or cooling programs.

https://orphcc.com/scholarship

Construction Trade Scholarships (Annual Scholarship)

  • Eligible students are planning to attend a community collegetechnical institute, or university during the 2019-2020 academic year to study anything from construction management, plumbing or carpentry to landscape architecture or interior design. There is no minimum SAT, ACT or GPA. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident.

Source: https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/scholarships/#ixzz5lvwsILYj

Pulte Group Build Your Future Scholarship Program (Annual Scholarship)

  • Pulte Group established the Pulte Group/National Housing Endowment Build Your Future Scholarship in 1999 to provide tuition assistance to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the building industry and to address the pressing need for educating and training managers. The vision and mission of this program is to establish a permanent source of scholarship funding to help students nationwide achieve their career goals.

http://www.nationalhousingendowment.org/generic.aspx?genericContentID=201121

2019 Technician Scholarship, Sponsored by Barnett – a Home Depot Company (Annual Scholarship)

  • This $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is pursuing a career in the residential service trades of plumbing, HVAC or electrical. The recipient will be currently enrolled in, or registered to enroll in, a trade school program or apprenticeship. 

https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

2nd Chance Scholarship (Annual Scholarship)

  • Enter in 10 minutes to win one of five $1,000 College Scholarships.
  • Eligible to citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA with High School Diploma or GED.

2nd Chance Scholarship

High School Step 1 (Annual Scholarship)

  • A total of $20,000 is awarded.  Ten (10) winners will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each.  Only one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to any single individual from this contest.
  • The scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution in the student’s account to be used for tuition and/or books for the fall 2019 semester. The scholarship monies may be used over a period not to exceed four (4) years.

High School Step 1: Contest Details

Women

The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (Annual Scholarship)

  • The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education.  Construction is the only industry that encompasses almost every professional discipline.  Literally every career sector is available to you:  trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, business owner…the list is virtually endless.  Once someone decides on a career in construction, they then have to find ways to pay for their education.  The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is here to help.
  • Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well.

https://www.nawic.org/nawic/NFSFScholarships.asp

Women in the Trades, Sponsored by Ferguson (Annual Scholarship)

  • This scholarship is intended for women pursuing a career in the residential service industries of plumbing, heating and cooling. Applicants may be currently enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a trade school or apprenticeship program.

    The scholarship is $2,500 and previous recipients of Nexstar Legacy Foundation funding are not eligible.

    Ferguson is a top-rated wholesale supplier plumbing and HVAC equipment. Over the past 65 years, Ferguson serves communities and industries by connecting people with expertise and products to power success.

https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

WOMEN IN THE TRADES (Annual Scholarship)

  • Each semester, we award scholarships to eligible applicants to be applied at a trade or technical school of their choice for any of the following:

    • HVAC
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical repair
    • Glass repair and replacement
    • Appliance repair
    • Fire and flood restoration, painting
    • Landscaping
    • Residential cleaning
    • Handyman services

    Your education will prepare you to work hands-on in a trade profession and give you the knowledge and experience you need to not only get a job, but also prepare you to one day own and operate your own home service business.

    Scholarships for Women in the Trades

    Each scholarship covers tuition, books, travel, and/or fees. Funds can be applied at any accredited trade or technical school in any location in the United States or Canada. You do not need to be affiliated/associated with Neighborly in order to apply.

https://www.neighborlybrands.com/about-us/women-in-the-trades/

NAHB Professional Women in Building Strategies for Success (Annual Scholarship)

  • The National Association of Home Builders’ Professional Women in Building Council represents women in the home building industry. Professional Women in Building benefits include publications, networking and scholarships. The NAHB Professional Women in Building/National Housing Endowment Strategies for Success scholarship fund encourages students to further their education in housing industry-related programs. The Scholarship Fund is supported through the generosity of Council members and individuals and corporations who wish to contribute. NAHB Professional Women in Building Council past National President Deborah Ferland and Austin Ferland initiated the Fund in 2001.

http://www.nationalhousingendowment.org/generic.aspx?genericContentID=260676&_ga=2.159418936.42806539.1555975446-840748810.1555975445

2019 Jill Reed Women in the Trades Scholarship (Annual Scholarship)

  • The Jill Reed Women in the Trades scholarships are dedicated to women pursuing a career in the residential services of plumbing, electrical and heating and air. Applicants may be enrolled, or registered to enroll, in a trade school or apprenticeship program.
  • There are two scholarships available in the amount of $2,000 each and previous recipients of scholarship funding from the Nexstar Legacy Foundation are not eligible. 

https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

2019 Pat Langlin Brazil Women in the Trades Scholarship (Annual Scholarship)

  • These scholarships will be awarded to females pursuing careers in the residential skilled trades of plumbing, HVAC or electrical. The recipients must be enrolled, or registered to enroll, in a trade school program, training program or registered apprenticeship. There are two scholarships available in the amount of $5,000 each. Previous recipients of Nexstar Legacy Foundation funding are not eligible.
  • The scholarships are named in honor of Pat Langlin Brazil, the widow of George Brazil who was a founder of the Nexstar Network. Pat remains active in her family’s residential service business in Arizona.

https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

Diversity in Plumbing and HVAC Scholarship, Sponsored by Ferguson (Annual Scholarship)

  • The scholarship will be awarded to an individual demonstrating financial need from a traditionally underrepresented community in the plumbing, heating and cooling industries: females, multi-racial/ethnic individuals and individuals from the African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and indigenous/Native American communities.
  • The amount of the scholarship is $2,500. This scholarship is sponsored by Ferguson, a top-rated wholesale supplier of plumbing and HVAC equipment. Over the past 65 years, Ferguson has served communities and industries by connecting people with expertise and products to power success.
  • Applicants must be enrolled – or registered to enroll – in a plumbing or HVAC training program or apprenticeship for residential service.

https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

Minorities

Diversity in Plumbing and HVAC Scholarship, Sponsored by Ferguson (Annual Scholarship)

  • The scholarship will be awarded to an individual demonstrating financial need from a traditionally underrepresented community in the plumbing, heating and cooling industries: females, multi-racial/ethnic individuals and individuals from the African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and indigenous/Native American communities.
  • The amount of the scholarship is $2,500. This scholarship is sponsored by Ferguson, a top-rated wholesale supplier of plumbing and HVAC equipment. Over the past 65 years, Ferguson has served communities and industries by connecting people with expertise and products to power success.
  • Applicants must be enrolled – or registered to enroll – in a plumbing or HVAC training program or apprenticeship for residential service.

https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

Veterans

Resource: Veteran Benefits

  • Veterans interested in using GI Bill benefits register with the Committee, not the College. The first step is getting a Certificate of Eligibility from the Veterans Administration. Then contact the committee administrator for more information.
  • Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs: https://www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/default.aspx

2019 Veterans in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical Scholarship (Annual Scholarship)

  • The Veterans in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical Scholarship will be awarded to a veteran who has been honorably discharged from the United States or Canadian military.
  • It will be awarded to one recipient who is planning to enroll – or is currently enrolled – in a PHCE training program or apprenticeship.
  • The scholarship is valued at $5,000.

https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

Chemeketa

Resource: Pell Grant through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • Steps to Access: Fill out the FAFSA for 2018-19 and 2019-20 (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa) and make sure and put Chemeketa as your school; less than half time as your status (if you are just taking one APR class a quarter); and make sure you are a degree or certificate seeking APR major with Chemeketa (that’s not on the FAFSA, that is your major).
  • You will need tax information for specific years.
  • Contact for help: Chemeketa Financial Aid (make sure they know you are an Apprentice), 503.399.5018 or www.chemeketa.edu/cost-aid/financial-aid/

Resource: S.T.E.P Program (Snap Training and Employment Program)

  • Provides personal support and coaching to SNAP recipients who are not receiving TANF to help them meet their education and career goals. May help with tuition, books, work clothes and transportation.

Contact: Adam, 503.399.6517

Resource: Chemeketa Food Pantry

  • Chemeketa’s food panty provides up to five items a day.

Location: Bldg. 2, Rm. 176
Hours: Monday-Thursdays 8 am-7 pm; Fridays 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am-4 pm

Resource: Chemeketa Identification Card

Resource: Amazon Student

  • Amazon Student has a variety of discounts and benefits for students.
  • Go to Amazon.com and search for Amazon Student for more information.

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