Among the career paths available to high school graduates, trade school is one of the most fulfilling. Not only is this route more affordable and quicker, but earning a career in the trades offers job stability as they hold an irreplaceable impact.
It is a great future endeavor for those that enjoy hands-on work and seeing the physical fruit of their labor. The satisfaction of seeing the outcome of hard-work so frequently is a feeling exclusive to this field.
Richard Matthews was a master welder before passing away. To honor his legacy and dedication to his profession, this scholarship will support students pursuing a career in the trades. All high school seniors and trade school students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please tell us a bit about yourself and what trade you plan to pursue/are currently pursuing. How will you master your trade and give back to your community?
Please tell us a bit about yourself and what trade you plan to pursue/are currently pursuing. How will you master your trade and give back to your community?
The application deadline is Apr 15, 2023. Winners will be announced on May 15, 2023.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 15, 2023. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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