Financial Aid

College Bound?

The construction industry and its many partners offer numerous scholarship opportunities. Many companies offer scholarships for their employees’ children, as do union locals and other professional groups.

Scholarships

The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) and Washington State Scholarships and Grants offer great information about scholarships. Another good source for scholarship information is the colleges and universities themselves.

Financial Aid

Grants

Receiving a trade school grant is not the same thing as obtaining a student loan or being awarded a scholarship. Student loans are exactly what their name implies; they are loans which need to be repaid— with interest. Scholarships do not require repayment, but are usually based on evidence of superior academic achievement.

Grants, on the other hand, are bestowed as free, no-strings-attached money. Economic need is the typical basis on which they are awarded. Sorting through the different categories of grants requires both time and effort, but it is time and effort well spent. The payoff can be lucrative. For more information, click HERE.