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Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets Trade School Scholarship

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Any
Disciplines
2500 USD
Grant
2 countries
Location
28 Jun 2024
Application deadline

About

Metal Supermarkets is proud to support the skilled trades, and they want to make it easier for students to pursue one of these viable, stable and well-paying careers.

Overview

Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award

Multiple

Grant

$2,500

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction

Description

There is a ever-growing shortage of skilled trade workers across North America. The American Welding Society indicates 360,000 new welding professionals projected to be needed by 2027, and a study commissioned by Metal Supermarkets indicates that young people are simply not aware of possible skilled trades careers, with over 62% of respondents indicating they did not learn about trade school opportunities in high school. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, skilled trades have millions of unfilled positions across the U.S., with as many as 2.5 million more by 2029.

These careers are vital to a wide variety of industries, as well as to maintain and develop critical infrastructure. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have proven to be stable, essential jobs, with demand growing upwards of 100% for certain trade careers. In an effort to lessen this current skilled trade worker shortage and raise awareness of the skilled trade careers, Metal Supermarkets is committed to providing students with financial support to continue their education, grow their knowledge in their chosen field and ultimately enter the work force as a skilled tradesperson.

Applicable programmes

Benefits

The scholarship provides $2,500 paid directly to the institution on behalf of the winning student.

Eligibility

  • Students accepted to and attending a post-secondary trade school program with a semester beginning in 2024.
  • Open to citizens, permanent residents and resident aliens legally residing in the USA or Canada with a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s certified trade school in the United States or Canada.
  • Winner must enroll or already be enrolled in the upcoming semester.
  • Employees of Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies, its franchisees, franchisee staff or their family members may not enter.

Scholarship requirements

Disciplines

Any

Locations

2 countries

Nationality

Any

Study experience required

High school

Age

Unknown

Application

Application deadline

28 Jun 2024

Scholarships will be selected by a committee of Metal Supermarkets corporate staff and current franchisees from across both US and Canada. Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s academic achievement and involvement in related extracurricular activities, especially those related to their chosen trade. Financial need will also be considered in selection. Winners will be notified no later than July 31, 2024.

Applications will be accepted starting April 2, 2024.

Financing

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