Home Depot to Award $300,000 to Trades Students This Fall
In order to help jump-start the careers of the next generation of trade professionals entering the construction industry, The Home Depot will award more than $300,000 in scholarships this fall to more than 600 students enrolled in building and construction trade programs as part of a new program begun on April 20.
Through The Home Depot Trade Scholarship Program, eligible students studying to become home builders, general contractors, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, HVAC specialists or other building and construction trade professionals will be awarded $500 to help offset the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies.
The scholarship program is open to students currently enrolled in a building and construction trade school program at a college, university or accredited educational institution across the country and who will be entering into the final year or term of their degree or career program this fall.
Winners will be selected based upon academic performance, leadership and work experience.
“The Home Depot has always been committed to its pro customers and, through this scholarship program, we are working to meet the needs of the next generation of building and construction trade professionals,” said Chris Waits, vice president of sales and services at The Home Depot.
“We know that there are thousands of students at colleges and trade schools across the country who are preparing themselves for a career in this field. We recognize the hard work that it takes to complete these education programs and we want to provide scholarship assistance to defray some of the cost,” he said.
English and Spanish applications are available online at www.homedepot.com/tradescholarship. The application deadline is June 20.
Winners will be announced in September.
For more information, call the home improvement retailer at 877-7HD-LEARN (877-743-5327).
Headquartered in Atlanta, The Home Depot is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.
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