Scholarship Listings for Skilled Trades

 

Diana (Diane) De Pover-Nesseler Memorial Scholarship

For the story behind the Diana De Pover-Nessler Memorial Scholarship, CLICK HERE.
Amount: Up to $750.
Renewable: Previous recipients can reapply.
Need-based: No.

Requirements and selection criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled or enrolling at a community college in the Quad Cities area for purposes of pursuing a career in their chosen area of study.
  • Preference will be given to female students pursuing a career in Applied Technologies and/or Career Tech Programs.
  • Recipients should demonstrate the perseverance, tenacity, determination and love of life that Diana had during her lifetime, as demonstrated through work experience, community involvement, and school achievement.

Don E. & Charlotte Williams Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide grants to individuals for educational purposes at colleges and other post-high school institutions, including trade and technical schools.

Amount: Up to $3,000 for full-time students and $75 per semester hour for part-time students.
Renewable: Yes, with the maintenance of a 2.0 GPA. Scholarship is renewable for up to four years.
Need-based: Yes.

Requirements and selection criteria:

  • Applicant must reside in Scott County, Iowa or Rock Island County, IL, OR
  • If the applicant does not reside in the counties specified, the applicant must be a lineal descendant or dependent of a former employee (worldwide) of Don E. Williams Company.
  • Applicant may be a graduating high school senior or a non-traditional student.
  • Applicant must not yet have a Bachelors degree.
  • Applicant should show evidence of leadership and character.
  • Applicant should submit an essay describing how their planned education will enable the applicant to achieve gainful employment in the applicant's chosen career.
  • Financial aid is a consideration, but not the determining factor.
  • Criteria include academic achievement, applicant’s determination to achieve his or her educational goals, and evidence of well-rounded interests and concern for others.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are lineal descendents of a former employee of the Don E. Williams Company who was in good standing with the company during their employment.

Lawrence and Marilyn Matteson Scholarship I

Amount: 12 scholarships of up to $2,000 each
Renewable: Yes, for one additional year.
Need-based: Yes.

Requirements and selection criteria:

  • Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors and high school graduates pursuing studies in health sciences, technology or trades.
  • Adult applicants must live within the following school district areas and eligible high school seniors must attend the following high schools: Central Lee, Danville, Fort Madison, Keokuk, Mediapolis, Mount Pleasant, New London, Waco, Wapello, and Winfield, or be home-schooled and living in any of these school districts.
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA but not more than a 3.5 GPA. (GPAs of more than 3.5 are allowed, if necessary, to award sufficient scholarships under this program.
  • Selection criteria include financial need, personal character, and career goals, evaluated by a written essay, school activities, community and personal activities, and work experience.
  • Preference will be given to students seeking a two-year degree or completion of a certificate program in one of these areas.
  • Consideration will also be given to students who are seeking a four-year degree in the same fields.

Lawrence and Marilyn Matteson Scholarship II

Amount: 4 scholarships of up to $4,000 each.
Renewable: Yes, for one additional year.
Need-based: Yes.

Requirements and selection criteria:

  • Scholarships will be awarded to students who received two years of support from the Lawrence and Marilyn Matteson Scholarship I or the L.W. Matteson Scholarship for Southeastern Community College, and who intend to continue their education at a college or university for the third and fourth year of higher education.
  • The continuation of study must be in health sciences, technology or the trades, including (but not limited to) Engineering, Nursing, Medicine, or Agriculture.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed a two-year program or made satisfactory academic progress during their first two years of college. Strong preference will be given to applicants whose GPA in the first two years of college was at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
  • Moderate financial need will be one criteria (50%) for the scholarship. The other 50% will be determined by personal character and career goals as demonstrated by an essay, school activities, community and personal activities, and work experience.

Ligino Family Scholarship

Amount: Up to $500.
Renewable: No.
Need-based: Yes.

Requirements and selection criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from United Township High School. 
  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 grade point average.
  • Applicant must plan to be a full time student at college, university or trade school.
  • A rotating scholarship preference (not a requirement) in any single year is given to a student involved in or intending to pursue a career in the following:
    • 2018 – Business
    • 2019 - Basketball 
    • 2020 - Track and Field
    • 2021 – Vocational Education
  • Financial need will be the primary criteria for the scholarship.
  • Merit evaluated by school activities, community and personal activities, and work experience.

Mike Condon Memorial Scholarship

For the story behind the Mike Condon Memorial Scholarship, CLICK HERE.
Amount
: Two awards up to $1,500 each.
Renewable: Recipients may reapply, up to a total of four scholarships – one per year.
Need-based:No.

Requirements and selection criteria:

  • Applicant must reside in one of the following Iowa counties: Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Cedar, Johnson, or Muscatine.
  • Applicant must have at least a 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale (or equivalent average).
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a construction-related course of study.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time and pursuing an Associates or Bachelor’s of Arts degree from a college or university.
  • Each year, one award will be made to a graduating high school senior and one award will be made to a previous recipient of the scholarship with the maintenance of a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • A preference will be given to students who have completed construction-related curriculum or participated in school-sponsored construction-related activities.

Quad City Regional Auto Show Scholarship

For the story behind the Quad CIty Regional Auto Show Scholarship, CLICK HERE.
Amount: Varies, multiple scholarships are awarded for up to $5,000 each.
Renewable: No.
Need-based: Yes.
Special Deadline: January 3, 2018

Each year one scholarship will be awarded to an individual planning to attend an Automotive Technical/Trade School.

All applicants must reside in one of the following counties: Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Jackson, Scott, Muscatine, Johnson, Washington, Louisa, Van Buren, and Lee in Iowa, and Carroll, Rock Island, Mercer, Knox, Henry, Jo Davies, and Whiteside in Illinois.

Automotive/Technical Trade School Scholarship

Requirements and selection criteria:

  • Applicant must attend or plan to attend Automotive Technical/Trade School.
  • Applicant must not have previously received an Auto Show Scholarship.
  • Factors to be considered include, but are not limited to, the applicants' participation in community service, extracurricular activities, and work experience.
  • Financial need is a factor for consideration, but is not the primary factor.
  • One letter of recommendation is required, from a reference of applicant's choosing.

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