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(DEWALT: Towson, MD) — DEWALT, a Stanley Black & Decker brand and leader in total job site solutions, has announced it 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 awards $200,000 in scholarships to 40 students across the U.S. and Canada to support trade education.
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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, reskilling, and upskilling tradespeople who embody the company’s purpose and are key to society.
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“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,” says Frank Mannarino, president of the power tools group, Stanley Black & Decker. “The DEWALT Trades Scholarship is one way we are working to help address the skilled trade shortage with the goal of bringing educational opportunities to the forefront and cultivating a strong workforce of future pros.”
Published: Monday, October 9, 2023 – 12:00
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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 but are not limited to:
Visit learnmore.scholarsapply.org/dewalttrade to apply. Applications close Jan. 17, 2024. The program is administered through a partnership with Scholarship America. To learn more about DEWALT, visit www.dewalt.com.