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Grainger offering two $2,000 scholarships

 

Seminole State College of Florida is partnering with W.W. Grainger to offer two $2,000 scholarships for qualified students.

The scholarships, part of the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow program, were originally designated for veterans but are available for all students who are currently enrolled in a qualified technical education program at Seminole State. Qualified programs include Associate in Science or certification in: heating/air conditioning, plumbing, welding, automotive, construction, fire standards, emergency medical technician, law enforcement and corrections officer. 

Applicants must be currently enrolled in at least 12 hours of classes this semester and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

All applicants must provide the following:

  • One letter of recommendation from an instructor, advisor or professor
  • A list of clubs, activities, accomplishments, leadership roles held and years involved, including those related to their field of study
  • An essay of 300 words on why they chose to study technical education, how their achievements and/or leadership roles have helped them grow individually and their future goals within the technical field
  • Confirmation of U.S. citizenship or legal residency

The winning students will also receive toolkits upon graduation.

For more information on the scholarships or to receive an application, please email Jose Toro, Seminole State Veterans Affairs coordinator, or call 407.708.2242. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 23. This is the fifth time Seminole State has partnered with Grainger. 

Grainger, in conjunction with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), launched the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program in 2006. The program is designed to help students enrolled in community college industrial skilled trades programs realize their education and career goals. The program works with AACC member colleges across the United States to award students who have demonstrated drive, commitment and leadership.

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