The Redwood Foundation for Education launches new trade scholarship application

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Redwood Foundation for Education is excited to a new scholarship opportunity tailored specifically for students pursuing trade, technical, or vocational careers or apprenticeships. Graduating high school seniors living in Josephine County or attending one of the following high schools: Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, North Valley, Illinois Valley, Rogue River, or Glendale are eligible to fill out the Redwood Local Scholarship Application. Through one application, students have access to up to 12 scholarship funds and $40,000 in awards.
A trade is a career that requires specialized skills, typically gained through vocational school or apprenticeships rather than 4-year degrees. To qualify for a trade job, you may need to earn an associate degree, attend a vocational school, or gain the required skills through an apprenticeship or hands-on experience. Sometimes this may include 2-year degree programs at a community college, though typically a degree is not a requirement for the certification or licensure in the specific trade field. The application will ask students basic demographic and financial information. They will be required to submit one personal statement about their specific career plans and why they are passionate about their chosen field.The trade application is open from Nov. 1, 2023 through Feb. 9, 2024 and is available at: www.redwoodforeducation.org/student-scholarships/local-scholarship-application/ Students who submit the application by Jan. 26 will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 Early Bird Scholarship. Apply today!
Scholarships and grants are made possible by the generosity of our local community. Donations are made to the Redwood Foundation for Education by individuals, businesses and service organizations. The Foundation currently manages a corpus of $9.5 million, which continues to grow through donations and bequests. Since 1982, the Foundation has invested over $8 million into our community through grants, scholarships and projects.
To learn more about the Redwood Foundation for Education, make a donation, apply for scholarships and grant funding, or to develop your own local legacy gift, visit our website at www.redwoodforeducation.org or call 541-476-2196.