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DEWALT Trades Scholarship application now open

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Sept. 29, 2023 – DEWALT is accepting applications for the 2024 DEWALT Trades Scholarship. Now in its fifth year, the DEWALT Trades Scholarship provides financial assistance to those pursuing a trade degree or certificate at a two-year college or vocational-technical school.

This year, the program will award $200,000 in scholarships to 40 students across Canada and the U.S. to support trade education.

The annual scholarship program is part of a larger $30 million commitment from Stanley Black & Decker to grow the trades by 2027. As part of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, Stanley Black & Decker has a heightened focus on skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling tradespeople.

“With more than 350,000 current job openings in the construction field alone, it is critical that we work to develop a strong pipeline of talent for the skilled trades,” said Frank Mannarino, President, Power Tools Group, Stanley Black & Decker, in a press release.


Applications are open to high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduate students who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational technical school for the upcoming academic year. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent is required. Qualifying fields include:

  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Electrical Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • HVAC
  • Machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Pipefitting
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

More information can be found at Applications close January 17, 2024. The program is administered through a partnership with Scholarship America®.



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1 Comment » for DEWALT Trades Scholarship application now open
  1. Ken Turner says:

    When is the application open for September 2024 starts. I have a son starting the Welding Technology Program at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology at that time.



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