The mikeroweWORKS Foundation recently announced the application window is open for its Work Ethic Scholarship Program. For the fifth year in a row, the Work Ethic Scholarship Program will give away a free pile of money to those who demonstrate strong work ethic and a thirst for skilled training.
Calling all plumbers, carpenters, electricians, welders, auto-technicians, and anyone getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand!
What You Need To Know About The 2018 Work Ethic Scholarship Contest
Check out these details about this vocational school scholarship.
As you work through the application process, be sure to pay extra attention to the rules about how to submit a video, or your video may not be considered.
LEVEL / FIELD OF STUDY
The scholarship is open to vocational workers , hence, People interested in getting trained at a vocational or trade school for a skilled job are encouraged to apply
Scholarship is to be taken in united states
The scholarship open to US vocational workers
The winner of the scholarship is entitled to a grant known as “a pile” to enable he/she fund his studies.
Who Is Eligible The mike rowe scholarship 2018
To qualify for this scholarship, you must be:
- Willing to sign a work ethics pledge
- A high school senior, graduate or GED recipient
- Enrolled or planning to enroll in a vocational or trade school
- Planning to graduate after Dec. 1, 2018
How To Apply For mike rowe scholarship 2018
To apply, you must:
- Sign the The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge at the time of application
- Provide two references from a teacher, boss, superior or supervisor
- Write a persuasive essay about why you are a good scholarship candidate
- Provide attendance records (optional)
- Make a short video that mirrors what you talk about in your essay
Work Ethic Scholarship Program official rules and guidelines
If you think you’ve got what it takes, there are some hoops to jump through. Here are a few of them that set us apart from other programs:
- The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge must be signed by ALL applicants. S.W.E.A.T stands for, “Skill & Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo.” Basically, you’re signing a solemn oath not to become a lazy, self-entitled drone who blames others for their troubles and expects to be taken care of. Fair warning: this Pledge is not for everyone; so if you’re offended or threatened by its content, it’s probably best to seek out a different pile of free money.
- We’ll need to see at least two solid references. No, Mom doesn’t count; we know she loves you. We only accept references from a boss, superior, teacher, or someone you have reported to who will gush about you in a way that will knock our socks off. But we’ll accept more than two references; if more than two people want to sing your praises, send them on.
- You’ll need to write an essay and answer a few short questions. Your essay is a chance to make the case for why YOU should get some of the free money. Tell us about yourself. Why are you drawn to the skilled trades? Why do you deserve to receive an award? Let us know any accomplishments or anything you do that shows that you believe in the S.W.E.A.T. Pledge. For example, do you volunteer, or were you an Eagle Scout? Do you put in extra hours helping other students or mentoring kids? What else do you do that sets you apart from all the other applicants? Make your case, and be persuasive.
- While we don’t require attendance records, if you can get them, we’d love to see them. Showing up counts.
- You’ll need to make a video of yourself. Consider it the audiovisual version of your essay. We’re not talking about a Spielberg feature film here – just a short iPhone video where you make a case for yourself. There are rules on submitting a video so be sure to read those carefully and comply, or the video may not be considered.
Bottom line – Work Ethic Scholarships are for people who are hungry to learn a skill that’s in demand—it’s for the people who wake up early, stay late, and bust their ass day in and day out. Naturally, people like this are hard to find, but they’re out there.
The application portion of the Work Ethic Scholarship has now closed as june 4th 2018..but you can follow this article up for the next round.
Scholarship deadline: June 4, 2018