Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the College Financial Aid Office are pleased to announce the availability of the scholarship listed below for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program helps students across the country who are interested in careers in the skilled trades and public safety realize their education goals. Outstanding students are recognized with a $2,000 scholarship award for tuition. Scholarship recipients receive tools after graduation.
Recipient must be enrolled at least 12 credits hours as a final year student in a Skilled Trades program, including electronic systems, heating/air conditioning, plumbing, welding, automotive, construction, facilities maintenance or other industrial trade or Public Safety program, including first responder, law enforcement (City, County, or State), prison guard, firefighter, fire safety, emergency medical technician, emergency management and disaster preparedness programs. Recipient must have a letter of recommendation from professor, teacher or advisor, must have a transcript demonstrating GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and full-time enrollment status (12 credit hours minutes), must write a 200-300 words on why you chose to study skilled trades/public safety, how helped you grow achievements and/or leadership roles have helped you grow individually and your future career goals, must have a list of clubs, activities, accomplishments, leadership roles held and years involved, including those related to your field of study or military job experience.